Huawei unveils the MediaPad X2 - ultra-compact 7-incher with a 5,000mAh battery inside

Last year, Huawei unveiled its MediaPad X1, a compact 7" tablet that boasted telephony functions (a rare sight for tablets). Today, at MWC 2015, the manufacturer is introducing the Mediapad X2, a new member to its tablet lineup that bears a fair amount of upgrades over the MediaPad X1.

The new slate clocks is just 7.28mm thin and comes with a 7-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1920x1200 pixels which covers more than 80% of the device's front. The MediaPad X2 boasts an "ultra" octa-core, 64-bit Kirin 930 chipset clocked in at 2.0Ghz. The 13MP camera at the back boasts a dedicated ISP chip, which is said to generally improve the low-light performance of the tablets's camera sensor and also bear other goodies to the table. The front-facing snapper is a 5MP one.

The device will be available in two versions - one with 2GB of RAM/16GB of native storage and a beefier one with 3GB of RAM/32GB of available storage. Connectivity-wise, both of these are dual-SIM slates with LTE Cat.6 on board.

We also seem to have a 5,000mAh battery at the back - despite it has a similar capacity to the previous model, it provides an altogether better battery life, namely up to 60 hours of music playback, 12 hours of watching videos, and 15 hours of Internet browsing.

Audiophiles will probably rejoice the Smart PA audio chip and a DTS surround sound technology on board. The MediaPad X2 will be shipped with Android 5.0 out of the box and will launch in many markets - China and Western Europe, for example, will be graced by the Mediapad X2, but there's no information whether the USA will join the mix (probably not). 



1. faizan-sharif

Posts: 98; Member since: Jun 26, 2013

correct please LTPS display

3. polybius

Posts: 32; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

I second that

18. Ashoaib

Posts: 3276; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

I have mediapad x1 and it is a great a phablet with great battery life. Great audio sound quality which is better than note 4. Display is great as well but cant match note 4's amazing display. 13mp pixel camera is not as good as compare to other 13mps. It is surely the best tablet in 7inch catagory. I hope Mediapad X2 will be great like its predecessor

22. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

I have both phones as well, but to me the speakers on the note 4 sounds better and louder.

2. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

I have somewhat high expectations for Huawei.

4. Simona unregistered


5. Bondurant

Posts: 780; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

The Dual Sim is probably the variant where one of the Slot can be used as both SD card and SIM.

6. Guaire

Posts: 885; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Kirin 930 is disappointing.

21. Guaire

Posts: 885; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Huawei needs a premium chip for higher end devices. They don't use Snapdragon 8xx series chips from Qualcomm. It's on par with Mediatek MT6795 but not on the same level with Snapdragon 810 or Exynos 7420. It has weaker A53 cores and older T628 GPU. Not bad at all for mid-range though, quite good actually. Probably we will see it in Huawei P8 also. I was tought it will be close to top notch chips this time.

7. TheGunnyPT

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 12, 2015

Hmm.. I'm not a tablet guy (outside of Windows 64 based tablets) but seems like a really nice device to browse around stuff at home or during travels. Will wait for price otherwise i'll end up buying SHIELD 2.

8. Ghost04

Posts: 517; Member since: May 03, 2014

Huawei has a bright future . But their strategy is extremely wrong . Now a days apps and games needs high speed GPUs . Kirin 930 with Mali T-628 ruined everything . A company which is making 46 billion dollars of revenue supposed to make something brilliant. I am not a hater of Huawei and this Chinese farm has potentials . But they are really not doing well with it . Kirin 930 was not expected to be like this at all.

20. Simona unregistered

Don't worry when u'll see P8 you will be talking differently

9. cGmC11

Posts: 152; Member since: Apr 02, 2012

Other product inspired from HTC One M7 design!

10. UglyFrank

Posts: 2193; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Looks HTC/Apple but that is ok. Not sure how well it will feel in the hand since I have used a Mediapad M1

11. hafini_27

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Good phone. Wonder how it will be priced?

12. cookie_cutter

Posts: 30; Member since: Sep 03, 2014

Huawei is a s**ty company. they dont update their android and now im left with the mediapad X1 without a Lollipop update. Garbage GPU always lagging in games like Kritika.

14. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

They do update their devices, the problem is that Huawei is like many other Chinese manufacturers, they have their own ROM, so they will be slower in updating their devices. Those Chinese manufacturers who are quick in updating their devices are OnePlus, Lenovo and Xiaomi. I believe they will update a ton of devices including your Mediapad X1 to Lollipop soon, because they've already unveiled their first device running Lollipop.

13. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

The sides look like the iPhone 5/5s design. Will wait for the price (hoping for a $300-350 price point) and benchmarks/ reviews.

15. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014


16. WallStreet

Posts: 256; Member since: Sep 21, 2014

This should have been produced by HTC

17. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Pretty damn nice... wonder if the new Nexus tablet's gonna be based on this.

23. longtian

Posts: 40; Member since: Apr 13, 2013

I bought Huawei honor X1 on the site, very good, but it is the Android 4.4 OS, I am very much looking forward to Huawei MediaPad X2.

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