Yesterday Huawei officially took the wraps off of a new quad-core Android smartphone dubbed the Ascend D quad, and today the company followed that up by announcing a quad-core tablet. Dubbed the Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD, the slate features Huawei's own K3 quad-core processor, clocked at 1.5GHz. The 10-inch IPS display on the MediaPad 10 FHD comes in at a resolution of 1920x1200 and there's also a pair of cameras: 8-megapixel on the rear and 1.3-megapixel on the front. Rounding out the MediaPad 10 FHD's spec list is HSPA+ and LTE support, a thickness of 8.8mm and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
So when can you get your hands on one? Huawei says that the MediaPad 10 FHD will be made available during Q2 2012, but didn't offer up any other details concerning its release or pricing. It's good to see another Android device coming to market with ICS pre-installed, and just by looking at the MediaPad 10 FHD's specs, it seems like Huawei's got a pretty decent slate on its hands. We'll be sure to let you know more about the MediaPad 10 FHD's availability as we get it, but until then you can find Huawei's full press release down below.
Huawei Debuts the World’s First 10-inch Quad-Core Tablet
Barcelona, Spain, February 27, 2012 - Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, introduced the world’s first 10-inch quad-core tablet today at the Mobile World Congress 2012. The HUAWEI MediaPad 10 FHD is a fast-performing tablet with unsurpassed audio-visual entertainment features including a Huawei 1.5GHz quad-core processor, Google Android 4.0 operating system and a 10-inch IPS high definition display screen.
"Most consumers use tablets for entertainment purposes such as gaming, viewing multimedia content, browsing the internet and reading e-books," said Richard Yu, Chairman of Huawei Device. "We have created the HUAWEI MediaPad 10 FHD to excel in all of the entertainment capabilities including speed, power, web-browsing, high definition display and audio, and packaging it all in a compact and portable body."
The HUAWEI MediaPad 10 FHD is the fastest quad-core tablet available. Running on Huawei’s proprietary 1.5 GHz K3 quad-core processor, the smallest quad-core processor in the industry, the HUAWEI MediaPad 10 FHD leverages the K3 chip’s embedded GPU to provide incredibly fast processing power and 3D graphics processing capability, ideal for high definition video clips or large-scale 3D games. The HUAWEI MediaPad 10 FHD enables high speed wireless access of up to 84 Mbps (HSPA+ 21/42/84Mbps), while at the same time supporting a number of network standards including LTE.
The audio-visual functionalities of the HUAWEI MediaPad 10 FHD bring a whole new entertainment experience to users. Boasting the industry’s highest screen resolution and high-definition 1920 x 1200 IPS display that supports multi-touch, its colorful and clear display gives users the ultimate visual experience. HUAWEI MediaPad 10 FHD uses Dolby surround sound technology and offers perfect experience for users when playing games, watching HD movies and listening to music. The HUAWEI MediaPad 10 FHD is also installed with an 8 megapixel rear automatic-focus camera and a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera and memory storage of 2G RAM, making it easy to record and store high-definition photos and videos
HUAWEI MediaPad 10 FHD follows the design principle of all Huawei’s products: elegant, simple and easy to use. The uni-body of the HUAWEI MediaPad 10 FHD is made of the trendiest aluminum-alloy materials, providing a glossy and light finish. The tablet is 8.8mm thin and weighs only 598g which makes it convenient to use and carry.
The HUAWEI MediaPad 10 FHD is the fourth generation tablet from Huawei following after the S7, S7 Slim and MediaPad (Android Honeycomb). HUAWEI MediaPad 10 FHD will be available for global market in Q2 2012.
For more information, please visit at Huawei Device MWC2012 Minisite.
Via Android Central