Sunday, 23 February 2014

SYNAPSE CIRCUIT HUAWEI MEDIAPAD X1

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HUAWEI MEDIAPAD X1
#Huawei #MWC2014 #AndroidHandset #AndroidTablet #MediaPadX1 #MediaPadM18.0

Good evening, Synapse Circuit Readers! I hope that you are having a wonderful day of relaxation this Sunday!

Huawei said, “We are ready to amaze the world again...” and I have to say that they delivered! At least here their hybrid tablet / phone is concerned...

CRINGE?
Did you cringe at Huawei’s fun swipe at Apple and Samsung? I actually thought it was quite funny! From what I have gathered, many people thought the ad was bad! Lol! I guess you can’t please everybody! For the record I thought that “Some song” could have been a misfire that is typical of a voice input method!

Anyway, the Mobile World Congress has kicked off to a brilliant start already and this is what I am amazed about...

MEDIAPAD X1
At freaking last! A 7” tablet that manages to minimize the ugly bezel factor that plagues many Android tablets! I have always asked why the bezels on tablets can’t be like that of the handsets and Apple’s iPad mini gave me an answer! Lol! When Google launched their Nexus 7 tablet my immediate thought was, “Nice spec! Such a shame about the design...” Now the Huawei MediaPad X1 and M1 prove that great tablet designs are possible. Mind you, Samsung did show off their 8” tablet, Galaxy TabPRO 8.4, at the recent CES 2014.

The MediaPad X1 looks impressive! And the specs are equally as impressive...

MEDIAPAD X1 SPEC:-

SIZE  
Height
183.5mm
Width
103.9mm
Depth
7.18mm

WEIGHT
About 239 g

COLOUR      
Snow White
Diamond Black

DISPLAY      
7-inch, 1200 × 1920 LTPS full-view-angle screen
323PPI (pixels per inch)
10-point capacitive touchscreen

CPU  
SoC: Hisilicon Kirin 910 quad core 1.6 GHz
GPU: Mali450-MP4

OPERATING SYSTEM     
Android 4.2(Jelly Bean) + Emotion UI 2.0

MEMORY
     
ROM: 16 GB (can be customized to 32GB)
RAM: 2 GB LPDDR3
External Storage: microSD up to 32 GB

NETWORK
  
LTE TDD Cat4 (up to 112Mbps DL / 10Mbps UL)
LTE FDD Cat4 (up to 150Mbps DL / 50Mbps UL)
DC-HSDPA+ (up to 42Mbps DL / 5.76Mbps UL)

GPS
   
GPS/A-GPS
Connectivity 
Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n, 2.4&5 GHz (dual band for LTE version)
Bluetooth: 4.0 (compatible with 3.0 2.1 + EDR)

SENSORS
   
Ambient Light Sensor
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Gyroscope
Compass

CAMERA
      
Front camera: 5 megapixels
Rear camera: 13 megapixels, autofocus

AUDIO          
Dual built-in noise reduction MIC, Receiver and Speaker
DTS sound technology
Audio formats: MP3/WMA/FLAC/APE/WAV/RA/Ogg/MIDI/3GP and so on

VIDEO
           
1080p @ 30 fps full HD video playback
Video formats: MPEG-4, 3GP, 3G2, RM, RMVB, ASF, FLAC, APE, MOV

CLOUD SERVICE
  
Supported


BATTERY    
Type: Li-Polymer
Capacity: Built-in, 5000mAh

IN THE BOX
MediaPad X1 7.0: 1
5 V/2 A travel charger: 1
USB charging and data cable: 1
Headset: 1

Impressive stuff! I could actually go for this tablet! The 5000mAh battery is huge! I have to say that the materials and build look fabulous! I hope they feel that way too!

Hopefully, I will bring you some reviews on the products!

MEDIAPAD M1: PREVIEW
Here’s a look at the forthcoming MediaPad M1!

The Mediapad M1 resembles the HTC One, but it's all good!
It’s an 8” tablet that looks great but sacrifices a bit of quality to keep the cost competitive – I assume! Here’s the spec so far...

SIZE  
Height
214.4mm
Width
120.7mm
Depth
7.9mm
Weight
About 329g

COLOUR      
White
Tulip
Carnation
Lily/Lotus
Titanium Gray
Display          
8-inch, 800 * 1280 IPS full-view-angle screen, 188PPI (pixels per inch), multi-point capacitive touchscreen.

CPU  
SoC: Hisilicon Kirin 910 quad core 1.6 GHz
GPU: Mali450-MP4

What do you reckon?

Take good care!


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