One of Huawei’s new models is the 8-inch Huawei Mediapad M1 and GizChina.es Editor-in-Chief, Eduardo, managed to get some hands on time with the device.
Huawei announced 2 new tablets this year at MWC, the Mediapad X1 with
WIFI only but better cameras and Android 4.4, and the Mediapad M1 with 4G LTE but lower spec cameras and Android 4.2! We’re not sure what Huawei’s are playing at, but to us it seems like both device were created by different teams who were not communicating!
Anyway, the Huawei Medaipad M1 is the larger of the 2 tablets with an 8-inch display (1280 x 800) and a HTC One style alloy body complete with front facing speakers. Huawei also provide the 1.6Ghz processor, there is a 4800mAh battery and 4G LTE support.
Huawei Mediapad M1 hands on video at MWC
Huawei Mediapad M1 first impressions
Huawei have blurred the lines between phone and tablet once again with the Mediapad M1. The design is a lot like a modern smartphone, and it offers call functions, messaging and 4G LTE data connection. The size is very much a tablet though, there is no way we can call an 8-inch device a phablet (can we?)
Overall first hands on impressions are positive. The design is nice, the screen is of a usable size for media consumption and creation and the alloy body is sturdy but lightweight!
Huawei plan to launch the Mediapad M1 in a number of countries starting with the UK next month.
More hands on videos from Eduardo at MWC soon.