Huawei unveils MediaPad X1 - the lightest 7" tablet doubles as a phone, has huge 5000 mAh battery
Huawei Exceeds the Limits of What's Possible with HUAWEI MediaPad X1 at MWC 2014
Huawei also unveils its first wearable and new MediaPad phablet for a truly connected life
BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 23, 2014
BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Huawei today unveiled two new additions to its MediaPad range of devices and its first wearable device at GSMA Mobile World Congress 2014. With HUAWEI MediaPad X1, the world's slimmest 7-inch LTE Cat4-enabled all-in-one phablet, HUAWEI TalkBand B1, the perfect hybrid 'talk and track' companion, and HUAWEI MediaPad M1, the 8-inch entertainment powerhouse, Huawei makes a life without boundaries possible for more people.
"We're excited to unveil our new 4G LTE-enabled MediaPads which, together with HUAWEI TalkBand B1, deliver the essential pillars of happiness – health, connection to family, contact with friends and access to work - without boundaries," said Richard Yu, CEO, Huawei Consumer Business Group. "Huawei's culture of innovation places us in prime position to develop devices that bring people the benefits and joy of technology through 4G LTE connectivity."
HUAWEI MediaPad X1
HUAWEI MediaPad X1 combines the functionality of a smartphone and tablet in a fullaluminum alloy unibody, providing outstanding comfort and ease of use at only 239g and 7.18mm thin. Its 7-inch 1200 x 1920 FHD LTPS touch display features a 80% screen-to-body ratio.
Powered by a 1.6 GHz quad-core processor and running on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, its ultra-long lasting 5000 mAh battery provides 21 days of standby time, over five full days of continuous use and reverse charging.
MediaPad X1 features an advanced 13MP Sony Exmor R BSI rear-facing camera and panoramic shooting. Its 5MP front-facing camera with Huawei's proprietary self-focus tips, preview screen, 10-level auto-facial enhancement and voice-activated hands-free capture is perfect for taking the best 'selfies'. The 'Voice Photo' function takes a photo accompanied by a 10-second audio clip that can be shared via Facebook and WeChat.
HUAWEI TalkBand B1
HUAWEI TalkBand B1 features wireless calling with a Bluetooth™ 4.1 earpiece, up to seven hours of calls and 1.4-inch flexible OLED display. It supports Android 2.3+ and iOS 5.0+ compatible devices, and syncs effortlessly via NFC.
TalkBand B1 wirelessly tracks activity time and progress, including steps taken, miles covered and calories burned. It intelligently records sleep duration and quality, while the smart alarm and nap functions assist rest.
Weighing just 26g and only 14.6mm thin, TalkBand B1 features a bendable curve design with a removable 9.4g earpiece. The 90 mAh battery lasts for six days and charges in two hours using the USB connector.
HUAWEI MediaPad M1
HUAWEI MediaPad M1 features an 8-inch 800 x 1280 HD IPS multi-touch capacitive screen with Huawei SWS technology, dual front-facing speakers and microphones for an enhanced audiovisual experience. Powered by a 1.6 GHz quad-core processor and 4800 mAh capacity battery, it supports 8 hours of video playing on a single charge.
Ultra-slim at 7.9mm, MediaPad M1's 329g sleek aluminum body slips easily into pockets or purses. The 1MP front-facing and 5MP rear-facing auto-focus cameras enable easy snapping and photo sharing.
The LTE Cat4-enabled MediaPad X1 and M1 download work files in seconds and 1GB movies in one minute with speeds of up to 150 Mbps. In-built WiFi routers and 2.4/5G dual mode WiFi support with voice call and SMS capabilities provide on-the-spot connection. The AirSharing function enables screen sharing and the transfer of images via cloud photo sharing. MediaPads X1 and M1 feature the latest intuitive interface, Emotion UI 2.0, with customizable homescreens, enhanced 'Standard' and 'Simplicity' UIs and over 1,000 diverse themes.
- HUAWEI MediaPad X1 is available in China, Russia, Western Europe, the Middle East, Japan and Latin America from March 2014.
- HUAWEI TalkBand B1 is available in China from March 2014, and in Japan, theMiddle East, Russia and Western Europe from Q2 2014.
- HUAWEI MediaPad M1 is available from Q1 2014 in Europe, Russia, the Middle East, China, Japan, Asia Pacific, Australia and Latin America.
About Huawei Consumer Business Group
As at the end of 2013, Huawei's products and services are deployed in over 170 countries, serving more than one third of the world's population. Huawei has also established more than 16 R&D centers around the world in countries such as the United States, Germany,Sweden, Russia, India, and China. One of Huawei's three business groups, Huawei Consumer Business Group (BG) provides a range of products including mobile phones, mobile broadband (MBB) devices, home devices and cloud services. With more than 20 years of rich business expertise in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector, an extensive global network, vast global business operations and partners, Huawei Consumer BG is dedicated to bringing the latest technology to consumers, offering a world of possibilities and creating extraordinary experiences for people everywhere.
1. mr.techdude (Posts: 555; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
Holy molly never thought that heaweii would impress me like that. Great now talk my money BITCH!!!!!
6. Ashoaib (Posts: 2427; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
Thumbs up! I am really excite to see a tablet with such extremely thin bezels... I wont mind taking calls on it, will work as my 2nd phone... I am buying it... I am on
8. neops (Posts: 204; Member since: 28 Jan 2014)
Hope for a Huawei price. Very good job. On screen is all the money
3. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
OMG, this thing is gorgeous! Huawei really amazed me.
7. ihavenoname (Posts: 1520; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)
This scaled down to 5 inch phone... Damn, this is sexy.
4. jove39 (Posts: 1330; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Good one Huawei...I dig that 7" tab-phone...so how much we are talking about here? I am inclined to wait and see if GPE is in plans!
21. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 792; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)
I read on GSMArena that it will cost €399
26. Kaiser2007 (Posts: 158; Member since: 16 Nov 2013)
So, it should be $399 when it reachs USA. I hope it has LTE for both USA and Europe.
5. k1ng617 (Posts: 264; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)
Wow wow wow that's pretty fantastic! I might have to import this to the US!
9. Rocksteady (unregistered)
This or Nexus 7 2013?
Never cared for Huawei, but this looks really nice.
18. Totse2k15 (Posts: 276; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)
If you don't care about getting latest Android update, go with this. I'd go with X1.
10. networkdood (Posts: 6326; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Wow, I may actually look into this - but, I want to see what Google has planned next before deciding...I wish they had this in a 6-7 inch phablet version....
11. networkdood (Posts: 6326; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
oh, and PHOENARENA - fix your specs page on this device -http://www.phonearena.com/phon
You show this device as having poor resolution....
12. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2010; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)
Wow.. This is great tablet,, PA will this work on AT&T GSM?
13. UglyFrank (Posts: 580; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)
This device is amazing, the only thing letting down is the processor
16. outlawog (Posts: 47; Member since: 27 Nov 2013)
Why is it a phone for gods sake, Could of cut the price massively if it wasnt.
17. Cyberchum (Posts: 278; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
I'm getting this trough a family friend travelling to the middle East for business, just don't want to miss this gorgeous device.
19. renz4 (Posts: 270; Member since: 10 Aug 2013)
how is that HiSilicon Kirin 910 compared to Snapdragon 800/805 or Exynos 5420 in term of performance?
20. saiki4116 (Posts: 361; Member since: 31 Mar 2011)
239 grams that too with 5000mAH..really surprised me...
22. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 792; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)
Are the labels on the back really necessary?
23. cbelltec (Posts: 8; Member since: 21 Feb 2014)
this device is wonderful wow huawei.... good
24. SAO101789 (Posts: 123; Member since: 10 Feb 2014)
I was going to get the ipad mini but this is better in all honesty!!!
27. Sauce (unregistered)
Looks just like the iPad Mini
28. _Bone_ (Posts: 2140; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
Not sure if the device is more impressive, or the love story ad...
Brilliant little video, perfect product placement and no over the topness. Just... quality.
29. fzacek (Posts: 2202; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
Love the small bezels, unlike in the Nexus 7. Looks very iPad-like, but probably much better value.
30. fzacek (Posts: 2202; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
Android Jelly-Bean? That's not a downside, KitKat came out recently and Jelly-Bean is awesome.