Taking a leaf out of Samsung’s phablet book (the immensely successful Note series), Chinese phone and IT hardware manufacturer, Huawei has announced the launch of a new range of Android tablets that will allow consumers to make voice calls as well. Christened the MediaPad 7 Vogue, the tablet will initially be made available in China, following which Huawei will launch it in other markets as well.
The tablet is equipped with the Android 4.1 and features a 17.7-cm (7-inch) screen with a 1024×600 pixel resolution display. Beside this, the tablet comes powered with a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor and a 16-core GPU. In addition to all this, MediaPad Vogue 7 packs 3G support, 4100 mAh battery, Wi-Fi support and MicroUSB port with Host support.
“We’re delighted to introduce the MediaPad 7 Vogue, our call-enabled tablet with world-class entertainment capabilities and long-lasting battery power. The MediaPad 7 Vogue is a perfect example of Huawei’s dedication to making extraordinary experiences possible,” said Richard Yu, Chief Executive Officer, Huawei Consumer Business Group.
According to a media statement issued by the company, MediaPad 7 Vogue comes pre-installed with Email app, word processing app, Facebook, YouTube, and GPS navigation app. More importantly, the tab also features Huawei’s proprietary Emotion UI 1.5 with software, to which additions and tweaks have been made to ensure better user experience. While the exact pricing of the tablet is yet to be revealed, tech analysts and bloggers estimate that the device will be priced at around $200-250, which is competitive.