Huawei has announced the of its newest tablet packed with phone capabilities, the MediaPad 7 Vogue. Keeping up with the trend of tablets functioning to make calls and send SMS, the Huawei’s MediaPad 7 Vogue offers the convenience and portability that people are looking for.
MediaPad 7 Vogue is a product for the lower end of the market. Its version is available in Wi-Fi and 3G with voice support. It runs on Android 4.1 and features 7-inch 1024×600 screen resolution, GPS, Bluetooth, a USB port, and a 4100mAh battery that can last for 8 hours video playback. MediaPad 7 Vogue also includes Huawei’s own quad-processors, K3V2 that powers 1G RAM. K3V2 is a hardware platform that includes a clock speed of 1.2 GHz and a Vivante GC4000 graphics core.
When it comes to memory, MediaPad 7 Vogue includes 8G internal storage and a microSD slot which is expandable up to 32GB. Huawei has fitted a 3-megapixel rear camera and a basic VGA camera to the MediaPad 7 Vogue and installed its Emotion UI.
MediaPad 7 Vogue may not have the best tablet specifications, but with its aluminum unibody, it outstands many plastic slate tablets out there. It has a thickness of 9.5 mm and a weight of 335 grams that is heavier but slimmer compared to Samsung tablets. Huawei also cited that MediaPad 7 Vogue is capable of making direct calls even without a headset or headphone. MediaPad 7 Vogue can also be a great device for tablet SMS messaging.
Huawei hasn’t announced any price for MediaPad 7 Vogue, but it is in direct competition with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 as the specs are almost identical. Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 is available at around $260, which means, MediaPad 7 Vogue would likely have a lower price to be competitive. The Mediapad 7 Vogue is expected to be available in China later this month in black and white.