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Huawei Honor X2 to be unveiled at MWC: metal chassis, price and specs leak out

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Huawei surprised us very pleasantly last year at the MWC expo, where we had the chance to handle its thin and light phablet, the MediaPad X1, which managed to cram a 7" display in a body not much bigger than the 6.4" Xperia Z Ultra. We are still calling it phablet, as it has full-blown calling capabilities, despite the display diagonal bordering on the small tablet size.

It looks like we will see the X1 successor at this year's MWC, named Honor X2 this time, as its slim aluminum unibody just leaked out, though it might be with a smaller display than the 7-incher, judging from the pictures. 

We hope that the Honor X2 phablet (or small tablet, depending on how you feel about it) will keep the excellent screen-to-body ratio of its predecessor, though, as Huawei will have stuffed it with pretty good internals, too, the sources revealed. 

The X2 will have a 1080p screen, octa-core Kirin 925 chipset, and 3 GB of RAM. The pricing is pegged to start from 1999 yuan, which translates to about $320 - a pretty decent tag for what the phablet would offer to the big-screen-and-fashion-looks crowd.

source: GizmoChina

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posted on 21 Jan 2015, 08:39 1

1. Ghost04 (Posts: 349; Member since: 03 May 2014)

I said the same thing about it when the picture first leaked in the web .
It was too big to be the 5-inch P8 .
And design wise it also matches the Mediapad X1 .
The Mediapad X1 was announced in last year MWC .
So, it has to be its successor not The P8 .

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 08:53

2. tokuzumi (Posts: 1211; Member since: 27 Aug 2009)

Looks like it will be a decent phone, but too large for my tastes. I'm still not quite ready for a phablet.

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 09:17

3. Denco (Posts: 118; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)

Huawei, rise up to your honour and beat Xiaomi at their game!

After all, you've got the global clout that Xiaomi don't have.

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 11:24

4. ryq24 (Posts: 772; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

"7 inch display in a body not much bigger than the 6.4" xperia Z Ultra" Sony are you reading this! Your bezel is too BIG!

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 16:30

5. Cyagocaliz (unregistered)

'Kirin 925'
Again WAWEI? WAWEI seriously stop using their own CPU for their phones...

posted on 26 Jan 2015, 04:32

6. cookie_cutter (Posts: 30; Member since: 03 Sep 2014)

Huawei is a company that will not update android. wheres the update to the mediapad m1 huawei? stuck at jellybean. no way im gonna spend a dime on a company that never updates.

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 19:49

7. lawsofeffect (Posts: 42; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)

I have the Honor, MediaPad X1. It is a great phone, tablet. I'm very,very happy. I've had lottsa phones, have a tablet and computer in most rooms in the house. I game, Crysis. To all the haters I say, theres no other phone on the market that interests me. Huawei obviously put a lot of thought into this phone. To the haters I say who really needs Android L? Most of the geeks I know claim they want a pure Android experience and then root there phone. Who needs the fastest specs, when you're limited by the sites your visiting. I'll take a solid build and well thought out functionality, with fantastic battery life any day (I'm getting 3 days on one charge, which takes a little over an hour) This phone is less than 1/2 the price of an LG G3, or Samsung Note 4, Nexus 6, or iPhone 6 plus at $350. I actually would like a bigger screen, 8 inch please someone. Been looking at the Teclast T98, but a 9.7 inch screen does sound a little funny, for a phone ;-) So I guess I'll be getting the X2 as soon as its released in 4g lte (as my partner can't wait to get her hands on my X1)

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