You can as well call them Huawei’s two large smartphones since for all that they are, apart from being two beautiful and slim tablets, you’ll be able to make calls on them anywhere.
The M1 is a tablet that looks just like the HTC One only that it comes in a much larger form factor and unlike what you’ll expect when you hear of it at first, despite being the larger one at 8 inches, it is expected to be priced more favourably than its younger sibling, the MediaPad X1. The most distinctive feature of the HTC One look-alike tablet is those dual front-facing speakers which are capable of DTS surround sound.
Specs of the MediaPa M1 are as follows:
- Display: 8 inch 1280 x 800
- Processor: Shares the same 1.6 GHz quad-core processor as the MediaPad X1 (see below)
- Memory: 8/16 GB with microSD card support up to 32 GB // 1 GB RAM
- Camera: 5 megapixel shooter at the back and a 1 MP camera for Skype, selfies et al.
- Battery: 4800 mAh
- OS: Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
- Others: LTE
The MediaPad X1 does not compromise when it comes to the spec sheet and like the leaks suggested, it turned out to be all that we expected it to be. It is currently the world’s thinnest 7 inch tablet at just 7.18 mm.
- Display: 7 inch 1920 x 1200
- Processor: 1.6 GHz quad-core processor
- Memory: 16 GB internal storage // 2 GB RAM
- Camera: 13 megapixel back camera crafted by Sony and Huawei’s popular 5 megapixel front-facing shooter with various camera modes/featues including ‘selfie’.
- Battery: 5000 mAh
- OS: Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
- Others: LTE
Huawei has not released pricing information on the two tablets but what we know so far is that the M1 will be available in May while the X1 will go on sale later in the second half of the year.