Last year, Huawei released the MediaPad X1, a 7-inch tablet with LTE capabilities, and HD screen, and a solid build. This year, the company is looking to push things even further with a follow-up that boasts some very impressive hardware. Just announced in Barcelona at MWC 2015 is the MediaPad X2.
The 7-inch device features a laminated, 1200X1920 HD IPS display with promised viewing angles of 178 degrees. A 64-Bit, 2.0GHz Kirin 930 Octa-Core CPU is on board, which supports LTE Cat.6 connectivity (offering theoretical download speeds of up to 300Mbps.) along with a a 64-bit GPU Mali-T628. A 13MP rear camera (which Huawei promises has excellent low-lighting prowess) and 5 MP front camera (with F2.4 aperture) takes care of all one’s photo-snapping needs. Rounding out the specs are a 2.4G dual-band Wi-Fi antenna, Dual-SIM support (complete with Dual-LTE capabilities) and a 5000 mAh battery that should hold out for the entire day.
Huawei is eager to discuss the fact that the tablet is only 7.28mm “thick”, making it the slimmest 7-inch tablet in the world, an accomplishment bolstered by the use of “aviation aluminum metal texture”.
The device will come in two flavors: a 16GB/2GB variant in silver, and a 32GB/3GB version in rose gold. Pricing and availability have not yet been confirmed however we expect the details to come in the next few weeks or months (if not the next few hours or days).
Stay tuned to Android Authority for updates on the MediaPad X2 along with the venerable smorgasbord of mobile tech on-site at MWC 2015!
Barcelona, Spain, March 1, 2014: Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today unveiled the Huawei MediaPad X2 at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015. Featuring a fully laminated 7-inch ultra HD IPS screen and a slim body of only 7.28 mm, the MediaPad X2 houses an ultra octa-core chipset, making it the first 64-bit ultra octa-core, 4G-enabled LTE dual-sim phablet.
“Following the success of the Huawei MediaPad X1, and having inherited the signature feature of our large screen design, the Huawei MediaPad X2 represents our faith and commitment in creating better quality products with our technology and innovation.” said Richard Yu, CEO, Huawei Consumer Business Group. “As the second generation of MediaPad, Huawei MediaPad X2 focuses on the five classic applications that are most important to users, which include call quality, social media apps, online shopping, video and camera features to provide an enhanced user experience. We believe that MediaPad X2 will continue to inspire consumers with its outstanding design and superior functionality.”
As the world’s slimmest 7-inch phablet, the Huawei MediaPad X2 has a thickness of only 7.28 mm.
The aviation aluminum metal texture offers a more classy and business-like design. Its compact borderless screen design offers a screen-to-body ratio of 80%, which makes it easy for single-handed operation. The Huawei MediaPad X2 is the perfect integrated companion combining phone, tablet, navigator, portable battery, mobile hotspot and digital camera, creating a better connected experience for consumers all over the world with one single device.
The Signature Large Screen
Featuring a fully laminated 7-inch ultra 1200 x 1920 HD IPS screen providing a resolution up to 323ppi, the Huawei MediaPad X2 offers clarity for enhanced viewing experience. A wide angle spanning up to 178 degrees ensures optimal visual display even when the device is tilted. The LTPS HD touch display provides incredibly crisp and dynamic visual experience while CABC technology will automatically adjust screen brightness to ensure efficient battery management.
Work Hard Play Hard
Sporting a 2.0GHz Kirin 930 ultra-octa chipset, the 64 bit eight-core CPU of A53 in the Huawei MediaPadX2 has a high processing function yet consumes less power. The Kirin 930 chipset supports LTE Cat6 connectivity with a download speed of up to 300Mbps. The 64-bit GPU Mali-T628 and i3 micro-core provide the Huawei MediaPad X2 with an unprecedentedly strong entertainment experience for users, allowing them to play large-scale 3D games. Together with the integrated audio cavity, the Smart PA chip and a DTS surround sound technology, the Huawei MediaPad X2 ensures cinematic sound quality for video and movie lovers.
Running on a powerful 5000 mAh Li-Polymer battery, which is the largest capacity in the industry, the Huawei MediaPad X2 has enough juice for one day of heavy use. It can support streaming of online video for up to 12 hours, 15 hours of internet surfing or 60 hours of music playing via headphones .
Equipped with a 13MP rear camera, the Huawei MediaPad X2 is exceptionally good in low-light shooting, features a post-shooting focus adjustment metering mode, focus and exposure metering, and off-screen snapping functionality. The 5 MP front-facing camera has an aperture of F2.4 and a wide angle of 22mm, which is ideal for selfie lovers going after the perfect panoramic shot.
Stay Connected Anytime Anywhere
The 2.4G dual-Wi-Fi antenna design of the Huawei MediaPad X2 ensures stable Wi-Fi reception and connection anytime, anywhere. Dual-sim, dual stand-by and dual 4G networks further satisfies the needs of 24/7 business users. Dual-MIC reducing noise technology guarantees call quality for business users in all circumstances and scenarios.