Huawei Devices just unveiled two of its Android tablet offerings, the MediaPadX1 7.0 and the MediaPadM1 8.0 at MWC 2014 in Barcelona, both with aluminum body under 8mm thin, quad-core SoC, and LTE capability.
These MediaPads are gorgeous with features you definitely can’t resist. The MediaPad X1 is the 7-inch version with a 7.18mm slim profile that even packs a 5000mAh battery. It has its own Hisilicon Kirin 910 quad-core SoC set at 1.6GHz, with Mali450-MP4 graphic processor paired with 2GB RAM and 16GB or 32GB of built-in memory, plus expandability to up to 32GB on microSD.
The MediaPad M1 is the 8-inch slate with 7.9mm thin profile, weighing about 329 grams. It also got the same quad core Hisilicon Kirin 910 chipset, though this one is paired with 1GB of RAM, and an 8GB or 16GB internal memory configuration, and still upgradable with a 32GB microSD. This one got a bit lower battery capacity at 4800mAh.
Other differences on the two tablets would be the screen resolution with 1200 x 1920 (323ppi) for the X1, and a far lower 800 x 1280 (188ppi) on the M1. Another significant detail to note is that the X1 7.0 got a 13MP AF – 5MP camera combo on the rear and the front, and a 5MP AF and 1MP cam are found on the M1 8.0, respectively. You will also notice that the M1 has a dual speaker grille placed on top and bottom front-facing, while the X1 got it single on its rear bottom.
On connectivity, both got LTE TDD Cat4 (112Mbps/10Mbps), LTE FDD Cat4 (150Mbps/50Mbps), DC-HSDPA+ (42Mbps/5.76Mbps), Bluetooth 4.0, and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n. Also both got the Emotion UI 2.0 skinned on top of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Huawei MediaPad X1 7.0 is expected to hit Europe, Latin America, and parts of Asia beginning next month at around €300 and the MediaPad M1 8.0 estimated at around €200 to get released this first quarter as well.
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