Hands-On: Huawei MediaPad M1 Entertainment Tablet with LTE

The tablet was announced alongside the Huawei MediaPad X1

By on February 24th, 2014 07:19 GMT

One of the first companies to announce products at MWC 2014 was Huawei. The company lifted the veil off two tablet products, including the previously rumored MediaPad M1.

We got to spend a little time with the tablet in Barcelona and we can tell you the tablet comes with a pleasing symmetrical design which places the dual speakers on the sides of the product.

The Huawei MediaPad M1 can be called a mid-range entertainment powerhouse for the masses, aimed at providing a superior multimedia experience and covering everything from movie watching to listening to music.

Bearing this in mind, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Huawei has focused on providing a quality audio experience, by adding huge sound chambers, Super Wide Sound technology (for enhanced bass), smart equalizer and virtual widespeakers.

The 8-inch HD tablet (with a resolution of 1280 x 800) is said to be capable of offering users up to one day of web-browsing, watching up to 4 movies online, 8 saved movies and enjoying 150 hours of music on a single charge.

The tablet has a sleek aluminum body and 7.9 mm / 0.3 inch bezel and weighs only 329 g / 0.7 lbs. As I told you yesterday, the tablet draws power from a 1.6GHz quad-core processor (Huawei’s own HiSilicon 910 Kirin) and embeds a 4800 mAh battery that, like I said above, should last you long enough to perform several task.

The MediaPad M1 includes AirSharing technology, which means users will be able to share their screen and transfer images via cloud photo sharing.

An important selling point of this tablet will probably be the fact it’s compatible with next-gen LTE networks (including LTE Cat4, capable of supporting download speeds up to 150Mbps).

Anyway, the MediaPad M1 will be launched on several markets in Q1 2014 and customers will be able to grab one for €299 / $410.
  

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