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Huawei announces the MediaPad M1, an aluminum 8-inch tablet with fast data connection and phone capabilities

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Huawei announces the MediaPad M1, an aluminum 8-inch tablet with fast data connection and phone capabilities
At MWC 2014, Huawei announced another new tablet, the MediaPad M1. Although it's a more modest device compared to the striking X1, the M1 has a bigger 8-inch display with the resolution of 800x1280 pixels. Its technology chart is completed by a quad-core 1.6GHz processor, dual front-facing speakers, and a 4800 mAh battery. According to Huawei, this battery should be good for 8 hours of video playback. Oh, and let's not forget the pair of 1MP and 5MP auto-focus cameras that reside on the front and back sides.

At a thickness of 0.3 inches (7.9mm), the MediaPad M1 is one slim 8-incher. It weights 329g, and is constructed from aluminum. Software-wise, the M1 runs Android with Huawei's Emotion UI 2.0 on top. The UI offers "over 1000 diverse themes", so you'll have plenty of customization options before opting for a 3rd-party launcher.

Like its smaller, but burlier brother, the M1 supports LTE Cat4. Huawei says that the tablet can download a 1GB movie in one minute with speeds of up to 150Mbps. The software comes preloaded with voice dialing and SMS messaging apps to take advantage of the strong connection. Are the so-called "living room tablets" going to replace landlines? Also, the M1 features built-in 2.4/5G dual-mode Wi-Fi.

The MediaPad M1 will be available in the first quarter of 2014 across Europe, Russia, the Middle East, China, Japan, Asia Pacific, Australia, and Latin America. It seems none of Huawei's new devices will be reaching US customers. The official price is not revealed.

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posted on 23 Feb 2014, 09:36 1

1. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3353; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


So this is the "amazing multimedia tablet" Huawei talked about in it's teaser video. Well,I'm not really "amazed" by this. Well of course the price will also probably be quite low.

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 10:14

3. giani (Posts: 269; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


They pulled a 'sammy' on HTC..

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 14:26

8. vincelongman (Posts: 1718; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Well HTC pulled a 'sammy' on Oppo (2012 Find 3 X905)
http://www.phonearena.com/news/OPPO-brings-Find-3-Android-handset-to-China_id26071

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 10:05 3

2. livyatan (Posts: 753; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


Great looking tablet..Android needs a high end tablet of such premium design and build

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 11:08 1

4. hafini_27 (Posts: 319; Member since: 31 Oct 2013)


The resolution killed my excitement

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 11:10 1

5. outlawog (Posts: 47; Member since: 27 Nov 2013)


This is basically the HTC One tablet. lol

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 11:36 1

6. Totse2k15 (Posts: 276; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)


1200x1920, 323 PPI, CPU/GPU, specs from MediaPad X1 would make this 8" awesome!
I like the X1 and this M1 design, tbh.

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 13:32

7. GeekMovement (Posts: 1521; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


Front: HTC One
Back: iPhone 5

Nice job, Huawei.

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