Huawei MediaPad X2

Mobile World Congress is underway, and Huawei was the first to announce its new goodies today. Curiously though, the new MediaPad table – the MediaPad X2 – wasn’t anywhere to be seen in their press conference.

The MediaPad X2 isn’t just a tablet, its also a phone (of course), and it’s the world’s first (wait for it) ultra-octa 64 bit LTE Cat6 4G Phablet. It takes its design cues from the Ascend Mate 7, which was released in Australia late last year.

The MediaPad X2 sports a 7-inch ultra 1200 x 1920 HD IPS display tablet inside an all-metal body. Huawei is claiming a position at the super-thin tablets table, with the X2 coming in at 7.28 mm thick. The X2 will also have a 2.0GHz Kirin 930 ultra-octa chipset which will be needed to support the LTE Cat6 connectivity. On the right network, users should see download speeds up to 300Mbps.

There is also a 5,000 mAh Li-Polymer battery, which the company is saying is the ‘largest allowed in the industry’ and a 13MP rear camera rear camera which Huawei says will give the user exceptional low-light shooting capabilities. There will be a 5MP front-facing camera that has an aperture of F2.4 and a wide angle of 22mm w – good for panoramic selfies.

Want one? Be sure to get the right one. The MediaPad X2 will come in 2 versions – one will be ‘standard’ version of 2GB RAM and 16GB storage space in a moonlight silver body while the other will be a ‘premium’ version with 3GB RAM and 32GB of storage in an amber gold body. Both are said to be feature dual-sim capabilities and both will offer 4G network support regardless.

We will be touching base with Huawei Australia to find out local release information on the MediaPad X2, and whether we can look forward to both Standard and Premium versions.

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Nice hardware.