The Huawei MediaPad X1 is a compact tablet which is thinner and lighter than the iPad Mini.
Chinese certification agency TENAA (equivalent to FCC) has recently certified a 7-inch tablet from Huawei called the MediaPad X1, with model number 7D-501U. In addition, a German website, MobileGeeks has revealed the full specifications of the upcoming tablet.
The tablet reportedly features a 7-inch display with a resolution of 1,200 x 1,920 pixels and offers a 323ppi pixel density. It will be powered by a 1.6GHz quad-core Kirin 910 chip from Huawei and Mali-450 GPU, paired with 2GB of RAM. For imaging, it will be equipped with a 5MP rear and 1.3MP front camera. The MediaPad X1 will be offered in 3G and 4G LTE variants, along with the usual set of connectivity features like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and microUSB.
The Huawei MediaPad X1 measures only 7.5mm in thickness and weighs just 238.1 grams, which makes it lighter than the Apple iPad Mini. Although the tablet reportedly runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean as of now, we assume it will be officially launched with a more updated version of the operating system.
There’s no information about when the Huawei MediaPad X1 will be released, but if Huawei manages to keep its price below Rs 12,500, it will be a good competitor to the Google Nexus 7 2013 and the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7.