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)