While the entirety of Huawei's presentation at Mobile World Congress was devoted to their intriguing new wearables, today is also the public debut of their new tablet/phablet, the MediaPad X2. The 7" device has an attractive metal construction, full HD screen, and all the connectivity you'd expect out of a high-end phone.
As it appears, that is indeed an aluminum unibody that looks similar to a speakerless HTC One. At just 7.18mm, it is also incredibly thin for how large it is. Huawei hopes you'll be able to use it one-handed, which is probably too optimistic.
The eight-core, 64-bit CPU by HiSilicon is no slouch, either, showing that Huawei isn't aiming for the mid-range with this device. Here are the full specs:
|Size||183.5mm x 103.9mm x 7.18mm (HxWxD)|
|Display||7", 1920 x 1200 FHD IPS LTPS, 323 ppi, 450 nits|
|CPU||2.0 GHz Kirin 930 64-bit octa-core CPU, 4 x 2.0 GHz, 4 x 1.5 GHz|
|GPU||Mali-T628, i3 co-processor|
|RAM||2GB-3GB (varies by model)|
|Storage||16GB-32GB (varies by model)|
|MicroSD||Yes, expandable to 128GB|
|Connectivity||LTE Cat6, DC-HSDPA+, Dual 4G SIM, Dual-antenna Wi-Fi a/b/g/n 2.4/5GHz, Bluetooth 4.0|
|Sensors||Ambient light, Accelerometer, Proximity, Gyroscope|
|Cameras||13MP BSI rear-facing, 5MP front-facing|
|Battery||5000 mAh lithium polymer|
|OS||Android 5.0, EMUI 3.0|
There certainly isn't much in the way of shortcomings with this device. With that said, US availability seems unlikely. Huawei hasn't specifically addressed it, but this probably won't be coming stateside, especially given its cellular connectivity.