It’s no secret that Android tablet sales have lagged far behind Apple’s iPad. The reason? Price and user experience. Some 10-inch Android tablets cost as much as an iPad, and some of them are painfully slow when it comes to gaming and multitasking. Apparently, Huawei’s upcoming quad-core tablet MediaPad 10 FHD would be something different. It will be powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core processor along with 2GB of RAM, and it will be available for sale in late August for less than $500.
Just in case you forgot about Huawei’s quad-core tablet MediaPad 10 FHD, it first showed up at the Mobile World Congress earlier this year. The MediaPad 10 FHD boasts of a supersharp resolution of 1920×1,200 pixels IPS display, and it promises an out of the box experience that includes Android 4.0 ICS, HSPA+ 84, Huawei’s K3V2 1.5GHz quad-core processor that outguns Nvidia’s quad-core Tegra 3 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, micro SD slot, and a 6,400 mAh battery.
It’s been almost 6 months since it was revealed to the world, and today, Yu Chengdong, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group, said in a Sina Weibo post that the MediaPad 10 FHD is expected to be launched in late August in China. Here’s what he said,
“A standard battery test with looped 720p video yielded over 8-9 hours, and with a 1080p video looping, the device lasted between 6-7 hours. Standby time for the Wi-Fi model can last up to 2,000 hours, and 800 hours for the 4G model. It will be expected to launch in late August for less than 3,000 Chinese yuan (about $476),”
Well, are you excited? We actually hope there’s a new 7-inch tablet from Huawei someday.