We’ve been hearing quite a few things about Huawei recently. The Chinese company has always been the go to source for cheap Android tablets and they have been cranking these babies out on a regular basis. They’ve recently announced new releases but we haven’t gotten any solid details about them… until now.
Singapore played host to an announcement from Huawei about a global first – the world’s first Android 3.2 tablet. Now that should come as a surprise since everyone’s been using 3.1 or 3.0. Well, Huawei’s 7-inch MediaPad tablet is ahead of the pack as it scoops every other tablet about to be released. So what exactly does 3.2 bring to the table? Well, it’s pretty much an optimized Android build for 7-inch devices – 3.1 was designed for the bigger 10-inch models and the smaller screen made it a bit of a tight fit. The modifications will make it a much better user experience for any prospective owner.
The MediaPad isn’t just coasting on the 3.2 brand though. It’s also got a 217 pixels-per-inch IPS capacitive touchscreen, GPS, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera, 5 megapixel rear-facing camera, 802.11n WiFi, plus a a dual-core CPU from Qualcomm. That’s some pretty impressive things under the hood.
It’s not all great though. It’s pretty thick – though that’s compare to the current crop of tablets. It also nears a pound in weight -though it is still a decent handful. However, with all the features and the prospectively cheap price for it, expect it to become a regular sight. Right now, Huawei is projecting a release in the third quarter of this year, while the price is still being negotiated with retailers.