HP's new Slate 7 VoiceTab Ultra and Slate 8 Plus seem to be rebranded Huawei tablets
Take the Slate 7 VoiceTab Ultra, for example. This looks like Huawei’s MediaPad X1, has the same dimensions, and the same set of features, including: a 7-inch display with 1,200 x 1,920 pixels, LTE, a 13MP rear camera, 2GB of RAM, and a Huawei-made quad-core processor clocked at 1.6GHz. Just like the MediaPad X1, the HP Slate 7 VoiceTab Ultra can make voice calls, and runs Android Jelly Bean. The new tablet can be pre-ordered from HP’s official Singaporean website for $399 (499 SGD in local currency).
Another new HP tablet, called Slate 8 Plus, is likely a rebranded Huawei MediaPad M1. While there are no photos to show the Slate 8 Plus, its dimensions and features are exactly the ones of the MediaPad M1: 8-inch display with 800 x 1,280 pixels, 1GB of RAM, quad-core 1.6GHz HiSilicon CPU, and Android Jelly Bean. According to HP France, the Slate 8 Plus will cost €299 (about $400).
We're expecting both the Huawei HP Slate 7 VoiceTab Ultra and Slate 8 Plus to be introduced in other markets soon.
sources: HP Singapore, HP France via MobileGeeks (translated)
1. fzacek (Posts: 1880; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
Finally a decently specced tablet from HP. The rest of their tablets have been cheap trash...
2. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8614; Member since: 14 May 2012)
But for $400 you can get an iPad Mini 2 or Galaxy Tab S 8.4.
5. alumoyo (Posts: 211; Member since: 26 Aug 2013)
Most of HP's mobile stuff has been cheap trash...
7. Ashoaib (Posts: 2282; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
I have Huawei Mediapad X1.... above photod Hp slate does indeed look same as mediapad x1... its a great cost to value tablet, the best there is
3. Neo_Huang (Posts: 453; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)
HP is an American company right?
6. alumoyo (Posts: 211; Member since: 26 Aug 2013)
So would you go for the HP or Huawei branded version?
9. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1099; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
hmm since Windows 8.1 is free to OEM's that make Tablets that have screens smaller than 9 inches I wonder how many new windows 8.1 tablets will come from HP?