An update has finally been made on a certain tablet that Huawei, a Chinese multinational networking and telecommunications equipment company, last mentioned all the way back in February, 2012.
The device we will speak about here is called MediaPad 10 FHD and, as the name quite clearly implies, is an entertainment tablet.
Huawei revealed it during this year's edition of the Mobile World Congress trade show (MWC 2012), and we even got our hands on it
4.0 item actually impressed us with its hardware, especially the 2 GB of RAM (slates often have 1 GB nowadays).
One detail we didn't have back then was the price, but that has changed. Huawei's Senior Vice President revealed
it on China's equivalent of Twitter (Sina Weibo
). The sum is 3,000 CNY, or $470 / €382, give or take.
As a bonus, the VP narrowed down the ETA (estimated time of arrival), in China anyway (no word on US/Europe yet). Previously, we knew MediaPad 10 FHD would launch in the third quarter, but now we know August is when sales will begin. Not as soon as we or others would have liked, but such is the situation.
For those who need a recap of the specs, one of the main advantages, besides the memory capacity, is the display.
Measuring 10.1 inches, it is an IPS (in-plane switching) LCD with a native resolution of 1,920 x 1,200 pixels.
As for the insides, a quad-core 1.5 GHz CPU runs everything, including a couple of cameras (8 MP at the back, 1.3-megapixel on the front), the integrated storage (up to 32 GB) and the microSD card slot.
Finally, the blueprint includes connectivity options for HSPA+ (at as much as 42 Mbps) and even LTE (long term evolution) broadband.
All that hardware is kept operational by a battery that lasts for up to 7 hours of 1080p video playback, 9 hours of 720p movies, 33 days of HSPA+ (screen turned off most likely) and 83 days of Wi-Fi.