Tablets

Huawei intros quad-core, Android 4.0-packing MediaPad 10 tablet

February 27, 2012 | by Andrew Kameka

Huawei Tablets

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Huawei made a big announcement yesterday in the smartphone race, and now the company is entering the tablet lane with the MediaPad 10 FHD. It looks as though the rumors were true.

Huawei confirmed the MediaPad 10 as an Android tablet sporting a quad-core processor. The MediaPad runs the 1.5 GHz K3 processor – which has a GPU designed for fast 3D graphics, gaming, and video processing – developed by Huawei. It also has 2GB of RAM to keep things running smoothly. While most of the tablets released later this year will have Tegra or Qualcomm chips, Huawei has its own quad-core processor that it argues is faster and has more endurance.

As the name implies, the MediaPad 10 features a 10-inch screen. Huawei opted for an HD IPS display with 1920 x 1200 resolution, which enables a very clear display. You’ll enjoy that display with the latest version of Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Huawei hasn’t made any indication that it will make any heavy customizations to the software, but it should be stock Android 4.0 considering that the the Ascend D phone didn’t appear to have any major tweaks, and neither do the press photos for the MediaPad 10.

Consumers can expect to see the MediaPad 10, and its unibody aluminum-alloy build,  released across the globe in Q2 2012. Price will vary by market, but details should be known closer to availability. Below are a few mow specs on the device.

  • 8 MP rear camera
  • 1.3 MP front-facing camera
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • 1.5 GHz K3 quad-core processor
  • Supports HSPA+21/42/84 Mbps and “a number of network standards including LTE”
  • 10-inch, 1920 x 1200 IPS display
  • Dolby surround sound technology
  • 8.8mm thin, 598g weight