Everyone seemed to be following after Apple when it comes to designing a tablet. The latest name to have announced iPad lookalikes is Huawei. The Chinese brand has announced the Mediapad X1 and MediaPad M1 slates at Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona.
Huawei Mediapad X1
The Huawei Mediapad X1 is a 7-inch slate that looks a lot like the iPad mini, although this one of course runs on Android. The Mediapad X1 packs a full HD LTPS display and has full call and SMS capabilities. In other words, the Mediapad X1 is either a small tablet or a huge phone. Think of it whatever you want to.
The Huawei MediaPad X1’s LTPS (Low Temperature Poly-Silicon) display has a resolution of 1200×1920 that translates to 323ppi. The bezels around the display are too thin, so this means the Mediapad X1 can easily be gripped and held in one hand. The Mediapad X1 is also light at only 239g and has a thickness of only 7.18mm.
The Huawei MediaPad X1 looks too familar.
The other main specs of the Mediapad X1 include a 13 megapixel Sony Exmor R BSI rear-facing camera, 5MP front-facing camera, 1.6GHz HiSilicon Kirin 910 LTE Cat4-enabled quad-core SoC, Mali-450 GPU, 2GB of RAM, and 5,000mAh battery.
The MediaPad X1 will be available in China, Russia, Western Europe, the Middle East, Japan and Latin America from March 2014. The slate should also be available in the Philippines shortly thereafter. There are still no pricing details at this point.
Huawei Mediapad M1
The Huawei Mediapad M1 is a bigger tablet. It is an 8-inch slate with a 1,280 x 800 IPS display. The Mediapad M1 actually reminds me of the HTC One since it also has stereo front-facing speakers. The other main specs of the Huawei Mediapad M1 include a 1.6GHz quad-core chip, a 1-megapixel front camera and a 5-megapixel main camera.
The Huawei Mediapad M1 reminds me of the HTC One
The Mediapad M1 is a bit thicker than the Mediapad X1, coming in at 7.9mm. The Android tablet is powered by a 4,800mAh battery.
Pricing details for the Mediapad M1 are unavailable at this point.