Huawei announces MediaPad 7 Youth, a 7-inch budget tablet with voice calling functionality

July 16, 2013
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    Back in June, Huawei announced its MediaPad 7 Vogue as a 7-inch tablet that combined voice calling, quad-core processing and a reasonably budget-friendly price tag. A month later and Huawei is back with yet another new tablet, the MediaPad 7 Youth.

    Like the Vogue, the Youth is a 7-inch 1080p tablet that allows its users to text and make phone calls. Where the tablet differs is in the specs, as the Youth trades the quad-core processor for an unspecified 1.6GHz dual-core CPU.

    Other specs include 4,100 mAh battery, Wi-Fi, HSPA+ and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Unfortunately Huawei has yet to reveal details for the camera(s) and internal storage.

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    As for the size? The Youth is a bit thicker than the Vogue, coming in at 350 grams and measuring 9.9mm thick, versus the Vogue’s 335 gram size and 9.5mm thickness. While the MediaPad 7 Youth isn’t exactly thin and light, the good news is that it features a solid, aluminum metal unibody design.

    While it seems obvious that the MediaPad 7 Youth will come in at a cheaper price point then the beefier Vogue, we don’t know exactly how much just yet. If we had to speculate, sub-$300 pricing certainly sounds doable, even factoring in its built-in cellular modem.

    According to Huawei, the tablet will arrive to Russia, Asia Pacific, China, the Middle East and Europe during the 3rd quarter of this year.

    What do you think, could you see yourself grabbing Huawei’s latest massive-as-hell smartphone tablet if the price is right?

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