Introducing: The Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD

It is hard to believe how much Huawei has stepped in the smartphone and tablet industry. Just a few hours since we learnt that Huawei will be launching the quad-core powered Ascend D quad smartphone, the company showcased the a new tablet device called the MediaPad 10 FHD.

It’s fair to say that this is a incredibly high-end device. The MediaPad 10 FHD has a 1920 x 1200 display, an 8-megapixel camera, and Huawei's new and impressive K3 processor which is believed to be used in the Ascend D quad. The MediaPad 10 FHD is just 8.8mm thick, which is the same thickness as the Ascend D quad. From what we can see from the image below, the 1080p display looks fantastic, with great viewing angles and sharpness to spare. It's running Android 4.0, and like the Ascend D quad being the fastest smartphone in its category, this could be the fastest device in the tablet category.

The device is still in its early stages of production but should be available from the second quarter of the year.

It is good to see Huawei step up in such a technological manner – Give it another five years and the company could be the next Samsung.

What are your thoughts? We’ll keep you posted.

Image Credit: The Verge

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Lol not that I support Apple or anything but my god Huawei is going to be looking at a lawsuit soon.

Apart from the home button and the white bit on the back, that thing looks exactly like an iPad. Even the USB cable design and color is copied from Apple: white rectangular shape with a grey cable.

http://chipchick.chipchick.net.../02/HuaweiMediaPad10FHD.jpg

And if Apple thought the Samsung Galaxy tab was too similar to their product (when it really wasn't), guess whats going to happen to this thing.

I'm inclined to believe this will be a success. Depends HIGHLY on the processor, the current crop of Android tablets with 1GHz processors struggled a little with the display res far less than the 1200p res of this device.

SGS2 owners will also appreciate the woes that be having a phone with a, sort of, proprietary processor in them. Many games on the market worked on Tegra phones without any problems but didn't on the SGS2 until the developers sorted it out - and even then, that was probably due to the MASS of users that have an SGS2 and the weight of Samsung behind it. If this device has similar issues, and isn't as widely popular as the S2, you might have a problem here.....

Price is a big factor though, but if it is relatively cheap, you have to wonder about build quality..... my example is in PC PSUs, it might be cheap, say it has 1200W and 90% efficiency, but shaft in 2 high powered Graphics cards and an overclocked CPU and it soon craps out.

Well I'm a believer. I bought their Mercury smartphone outright for about $200 bucks to use on Cricket's network. The speed and performance have been fantastic. 1.4Ghz , good memory, great screen and GPU that plays 3D well enough to emulate PS1 games. For $200 it's a steal.

If their tablet is on par with their phones, should be cheap but good.

From what we can see from the image below, the 1080p display looks fantastic,

The display does look nice indeed. However the screen isn't 1080p as stated in the article. The resolution is 1920x1200, that makes it 1200p. If you display a 1080p movie on it, there's either going to be some stretching involved, or more black space at the top and bottom than would be the case on a 1920x1080 (1080p) display.

Quite why they couldn't go with the 1080p standard movie resolution on this device, when clearly playing media on it is one of it's key functions, is beyond me. Although saying that, when not playing 1080p content, a 1200p screen would give you more pixel real-estate for UI and webpage content.

Cue people moaning that it's too much power for them and people saying the battery life will be worse when this years chips use less power than last years...