Along with MediaPad X1, Huawei has launched MediaPad M1 too which is a 8 inch tablet if you may call with 4G LTE support and unlike Mediapad X1, it cannot make calls using the SIM card. MediaPad M1 features a 8-inch IPS display with a resolution of 800 x 1280 pixels with a full-view-angle screen and a pixel density of 188PPI (pixels per inch).
The device is powered by a 1.6 GHz quad-core HiSilicon Kirin910 processor along with Mali 450 GPU & 1GB RAM and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean running on top of it as its operating system along with Huawei’s own Emotion UI 2.0.
In terms of camera, the device sports a 5-megapixel auto focus rear camera and another 1-megapixel front-facing camera. None of the cameras on the device comes with flash support. It is just 7.9mm thick and weighs 329 grams only.
In terms of on board memory, it comes with just 8 GB of (can be customized to 16GB) internal storage. We are not sure though how it can be customized to 16GB. It also comes with support for microSD cards for extending storage capacity upto 32 GB.
Huawei MediaPad M1 Specs
|Display||8-inch IPS full-view-angle screen, 188PPI (pixels per inch), multi-point capacitive touchscreen.|
|CPU||1.6 GHz quad-core HiSilicon Kirin910 processor|
|GPU||Mali 450 GPU|
|Operating System||Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) with Huawei Emotion UI 2.0|
|Camera||5-megapixel auto focus rear camera, 1-megapixel front-facing camera|
|Thickness and Weight||7.9mm thick and weighs 329 grams|
|Storage||8GB Internal storage (can be customized to 16GB) , microSD card slot upto 32GB|
|Connectivity||4G LTE / 3G HSPA+, WiFi (dual band for LTE version), Bluetooth 4.0,|
|Battery||4800 mAh battery|
Price and Availability
Huawei MediaPad M1 will be available in black and white from Q1 2014 in Europe, Russia, the Middle East, China, Japan, Asia Pacific, Australia and Latin America with other markets to follow.We are yet to hear anything in terms of pricing and will update you when we hear anything about it.