Huawei MediaPad X2 hands-on
Is it a phone or is it a tablet? The Huawei MediaPad X2 is a new 7-inch device with some serious identity problems: it's too large to be considered a phone yet it can make and take calls, and it's smaller than most current-day tablets.
In our day of absolute variety and plentiful choice, this new option, however, will hardly surprise many. With its extraordinary size in mind, let's look at what is under the hood of this new MediaPad X2.
There are two versions of the device: a 16GB model with 2 gigs of RAM (the more affordable one), and a 32GB version with 3GB of RAM (pricier).
A phone or a tablet? These days the label does not matter muchThe rest of the specifications of the two models are identical: the 7-inch display looks good at first sight, and it sports a 1920 x 1200-pixel resolution; both run on Android 5.0 Lollipop with Huawei's Emotion UI in its latest iteration, feature the company's octa-core Kirin 930 system chip, a 13-megapixel main camera and a 5-megapixel selfie shooter.
The tablet is not too heavy, tipping the scales at 239g and it's very slim as well at just 7.18mm. It also supports 4G LTE connectivity.
There is still no official price and release date for the Huawei MediaPad X2, but judging from the $445 (€399) price of last year's MediaPad X1 predecessor, we expect something in the same ballpark.