Huawei goes after Galaxy Tab 3 Lite’s low budget tablet market with MediaPad 7 Youth2


A few hours ago Samsung announced the Galaxy Tab 3 Lite. The Galaxy Tab 3 Lite is a budget tablet meant for the pocket-conscious customer who still wants to get the best from a large display device and do a little more than what your average smartphone can do. Huawei was reading from the same page. Today the Chinese company is lifting curtains off its MediaPad 7 Youth2 tablet.

Huawei MediaPad 7 Youth2 tablet

The Huawei MediaPad 7 Youth2 is a successor of the MediaPad 7 Youth released back in August last year. This year’s version comes a little bit earlier and as expected is a lot better spec-wise than its predecessor. Retaining the 600 x 1024 resoultion and 7 inch display size, the MediaPad 7 Youth2 will come with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean on board, an upgrade since the older version of the tablet never made he jump past Android 4.1.2. Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 3 Lite also comes with the ageing Android 4.2 on board. The RAM is still stuck at 1 GB, understandable for a budget device. 4 GB of internal storage (expandable upto 32 GB), a step down from the 8 GB last year’s version offered accompanied by a 4100 mAh Li-Po battery is what the tablet packs underneath that metallic body frame.

The tablet which will be available in various unannounced markets soon will also pack a 0.3 megapixel shooter on the front and a 3 megapixel camera at the back. Huawei is known for packing a high megapixel count front-facing camera on its high end smartphones but since the MediaPad 7 Youth2 is all about cutting down costs, that will do. A quadcore quad-core 1.2GHz MSM8x12 A7 chip and 3G network capaility are the other specifications of the device.

I am curious to know how Huawei will price this tablet. We’ll know that soon and update you. It is exciting to see quality budget tablets pop up since some cheap no-name brand tablets that have questionable quality have been flooding many markets including the East African one. Time to take those head-on.

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Emmanuel writes on mobile hardware, software and platforms.


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