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Huawei unveils MediaPad X1 - the lightest 7" tablet doubles as a phone, has huge 5000 mAh battery

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Huawei unveils MediaPad X1 - the lightest 7" tablet doubles as a phone, has huge 5000 mAh battery
Huawei used its MWC presence to announce the MediaPad X1, which it claims is the "lightest and narrowest 7-inch tablet". At 239g of weight, and 103.9mm width, we'd say Huawei has nailed the dimensions, as these numbers are better than the chief rivals like the Nexus 7, or the Kindle Fire HDX 7.

On top of that, Huawei made the tablet just 7.18 mm thin, too, so you can hardly ask for a lighter, more compact aluminum slate than this. The company did all that slimming down with a purpose, as the MediaPad X1 sports LTE Cat4 connectivity, and you can also use the tablet as a phone. The IPS-LCD display sports the hearty 1200 x 1920 pixels of resolution, as all high-end 7-inchers do, but the screen occupies the whopping 80% of the tablet's front, making it the slate with the best screen-to-body ratio.

Huawei unveils MediaPad X1 - the lightest 7" tablet doubles as a phone, has huge 5000 mAh battery
Computing power is provided by a 1.6 GHz quad-core processor of Huawei's own 28nm  HiSilicon Kirin 910 variety, which supports LTE connectivity. The whole impressive setup is backed by a huge 5000 mAh battery, which reportedly delivers 21 days on standby, and "up to 5 days of continuous use". That's not all, as Huawei also equipped the MediaPad X1 with a 13 MP camera on the back that sports a Sony-made Exmor R sensor, as well as a 5 MP front-facing shooter.

The only downer here is the somewhat older Android 4.2 Jelly Bean version, as well as the fact that it will be available in select regions only, such as China, Russia, Western Europe, the Middle East, Japan and Latin America. We won't be waiting much for a full review of the world's lightest 7-incher, as the aluminum-clad slate will hit shelves starting next month.

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posted on 23 Feb 2014, 09:23 8

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!!!!!

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 09:46 1

6. Ashoaib (Posts: 2380; 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

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 09:49 1

8. neops (Posts: 204; Member since: 28 Jan 2014)


Hope for a Huawei price. Very good job. On screen is all the money

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 09:26 2

2. x88yunkw (Posts: 66; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)


great 1.

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 09:30 4

3. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


OMG, this thing is gorgeous! Huawei really amazed me.

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 09:48 1

7. ihavenoname (Posts: 1505; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


This scaled down to 5 inch phone... Damn, this is sexy.

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 09:32 2

4. jove39 (Posts: 1320; 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!

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 17:55 1

21. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 775; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


I read on GSMArena that it will cost €399

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 21:32

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.

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 09:46 1

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!

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 10:11

9. Rocksteady (unregistered)


This or Nexus 7 2013?
Never cared for Huawei, but this looks really nice.

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 12:57

18. Totse2k15 (Posts: 275; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)


If you don't care about getting latest Android update, go with this. I'd go with X1.

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 10:17

10. networkdood (Posts: 6310; 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....

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 10:19

11. networkdood (Posts: 6310; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


oh, and PHOENARENA - fix your specs page on this device -http://www.phonearena.com/phones/Huawei-MediaPad-M1_id8461

You show this device as having poor resolution....

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 21:28

25. Kaiser2007 (Posts: 158; Member since: 16 Nov 2013)


This is X1. X1 =/= M1.

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 10:34

12. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


Wow.. This is great tablet,, PA will this work on AT&T GSM?

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 10:50 2

13. UglyFrank (Posts: 551; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


This device is amazing, the only thing letting down is the processor

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 12:08

15. Totse2k15 (Posts: 275; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)


Agree.

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 11:31

14. xenover (Posts: 174; Member since: 27 May 2011)


Shmexy

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 12:14

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.

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 12:24

17. Cyberchum (Posts: 273; 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.

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 13:35

19. renz4 (Posts: 252; Member since: 10 Aug 2013)


how is that HiSilicon Kirin 910 compared to Snapdragon 800/805 or Exynos 5420 in term of performance?

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 13:45

20. saiki4116 (Posts: 358; Member since: 31 Mar 2011)


239 grams that too with 5000mAH..really surprised me...

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 17:56

22. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 775; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


Are the labels on the back really necessary?

http://cdn.gsmarena.com/pics/14/02/huawei-mediapad-x1-handson/gsmarena_001.jpg

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 18:01 1

23. cbelltec (Posts: 8; Member since: 21 Feb 2014)


this device is wonderful wow huawei.... good

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 18:31

24. SAO101789 (Posts: 123; Member since: 10 Feb 2014)


I was going to get the ipad mini but this is better in all honesty!!!

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 14:10 1

27. Sauce (unregistered)


Looks just like the iPad Mini

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 16:24

28. _Bone_ (Posts: 2137; 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.

posted on 06 Mar 2014, 18:18

29. fzacek (Posts: 2104; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Love the small bezels, unlike in the Nexus 7. Looks very iPad-like, but probably much better value.

posted on 06 Mar 2014, 18:21

30. fzacek (Posts: 2104; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Android Jelly-Bean? That's not a downside, KitKat came out recently and Jelly-Bean is awesome.

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