Chinese manufacturer Huawei will bring a new 7-inch Android tablet called the MediaPad 7 Lite to market soon. The device looks like it will fit into the low-cost tablet market alongside the likes of the Google Nexus 7 and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, though no pricing has been announced.
The MediaPad 7 Lite features a 1024 x 600 IPS display, a front and rear camera, a 1.2GHz Cortex A8 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB internal storage and the Android 4.0 OS. Huawei outfitted the tablet with a metal unibody, which should feel more upscale than the plastic Nexus 7.
While the MediaPad will provide some competition for the Nexus, the lack of quad-core processor will give the Android gamers out there some pause. And while having a rear-facing camera may seem like an advantage over Google’s tablet, how many people use them to take pictures, anyway?
The spec that may make a bigger difference is integrated 3G with the promise of integrated SMS and MMS messaging. Of course, this might not be offered in the US version, if there I a US version.
For connectivity the MediaPad 7 Lite has b/g/n wireless and Bluetooth 3.0. A 4,100 mAh battery backs it up and should provide some nice longevity.
When will we see this beauty? Who knows? Huawei hasn’t offered up any details.
Update: The tablet will launch in Europe in October for 249 Euros.
via Netbook News [German]
as usual…seeing is believing,,,most of these products never materialize,,,they also said the surface tablet might be less than 300 and the ipad mini might be around 250…lol,,,we know thats foolish…especially from apple and ms…
“how many people use them to take pictures, anyway?”
I use the rear camera on my galaxy tab s wifi 5 to take pictures which I can then conveniently upload or email. Now at 5 inches it is obviously more portable than the 7 inch. So, my question is, are you implying that people normally take pictures with their smartphones for this purpose, or rather people hassle with a camera which requires connecting to a computer or pulling out the SD card ?
You’d be surprised just how much bigger a 7 inch or 10 inch tablet is than a 5 inch media player. It’s rather unwieldy to use as a camera, but a great size for video chat using a front-facing camera.
I’m with Brad. I can see using a 5-inch device to take pictures, but whipping out the 7-inch tablet for it is less elegant and convenient.
The display needs more flaming horses.
>>>1024 x 600 IPS display
They shouldn’t have bothered.
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