Tuesday 6 November 2012

Huawei launches MediaPad 7 Lite, MediaPad 10 tablets

Huawei has announced the launch of two new tablets in its Mediapad family – the 7-inch MediaPad 7 Lite and the 10-inch MediaPad 10 FHD quad-core tablet. Both tablets run on Android v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).

Targeted at the youth and young urban professionals, the Huawei MediaPad 7 Lite weighs 370 grams, comes in a metal unibody shell, and is powered by a Cortex A8 1.2GHz processor. Its 7-inch, 1024 x 600, IPS, multi-touch, 1080p, and high-definition display is complemented by its 3G cellular voice function.

“Good things come in small packages. The MediaPad 7 Lite is our answer to consumers’ and our channel partners’ demands for a good-looking, portable high-performance tablet at a price that makes sense for them. The MediaPad 7 Lite is consumers’ perfect entertainment and communications companion,” said P Sanjeev, director, sales, Huawei Device India.

The MediaPad 7 Lite allows connectivity with its 3G and WiFi cellular, SMS, and MMS capabilities. It is compatible with nearly all multimedia formats, and also features a 3.2-megapixel rear camera and a 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera. The MediaPad 7 Lite is immediately available for sale at Rs 13,700 via stores such as Croma, Reliance Digital, and online partners such as Flipkart and multi-brand outlets across India.

The Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD quad-core tablet has a 10.1-inch, 1920 x 1200, high-definition, 16:10 ratio, and IPS display screen. Measuring 8.8mm thin, and weighing 580 grams, the MediaPad 10 FHD features an 8-megapixel autofocus rear-facing camera that records 1080p HD videos, and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera.

“Most consumers use tablets for entertainment purposes such as gaming, viewing multimedia content, browsing the internet and reading e-books,” said Victor Shanxin, president, Huawei Device India. “We have created the MediaPad 10 FHD to be extraordinary – to excel in all of the entertainment capabilities including speed, power, web-browsing, high definition display and audio, and packaging it all in a compact and sleek body.”

The MediaPad 10 FHD uses 5.1 Dolby surround sound technology, and a dual speaker design.

Powered by a K3v2 Cortex-A9 1.4GHz quad-core processor, and a 16-core GPU, the MediaPad 10 FHD LTE version supports up to 150Mbps LTE (compatible with 84Mbps HSPA+), in addition to Wi-Fi and 3G versions. As per an official statement by Huawei, the MediaPad 10 FHD’s 6,600mAh battery provides more than 10 hours of continuous usage.

With a keyboard add-on, the MediaPad 10 FHD can be transformed into an Ultrabook. It has VGA and HDMI output, and office software compatibility. The MediaPad 10 FHD also supports Ethernet access via a USB adapter cable to eliminate network accessibility limitations. The Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD will be available during December across India, and price will be announced closer to availability.

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