Huawei Unveils “World’s Thinnest 7-inch Phablet” MediaPad X2
Huawei unveiled the second iteration of its successful MediaPad at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015. The MediaPad X2 is a 7-inch phablet that is slimmer than its predecessor, measuring only 7.18 mm in width. In fact, the company is touting it as “world’s thinnest phablet” available in market today.
The best feature of Huawei’s phablet is its design. Having a screen-to-body ratio of 80 percent, MediaPad X2 carries a 7-inch display which provides 1920×1080 resolution at 323 ppi. The company claims that it is designed to deliver an easy one-handed use.
Looking inside the phablet, it is powered by a 2.0GHz Kirin 930 chipset with an octa-core CPU of 64 bits along with a Mali-T628 graphics chip. It comes with Android Lollipop 5.0 and offers multiple options such as dual SIM and LTE connectivity.
The MediaPad X2 will be available in two versions — silver and gold. The silver version will be equipped with a RAM of 2GB and internal storage of up to 16GB. The premium gold model has a more beefy RAM of 3GB and bigger internal storage of 32GB. It will have huge battery capacity of 5,000mAH and Huawei claims that the battery is capable of lasting up to 2 days after a single charge, and that it can allow 12 hours of online video streaming, music playback of 60 hours while inserted with headphones, and 15 hours of Web browsing.
A 13MP camera is found at rear which allows taking decent pictures even in poor lighting conditions, thanks to its improved low-light capability. The 5MP front camera is also not to be ignored as it features an F2.4 aperture.
“Following the success of the Huawei MediaPad X1, and having inherited the signature feature of our large screen design, the Huawei MediaPad X2 represents our faith and commitment in creating better quality products with our technology and innovation,” said CEO Richard Yu of Huawei Consumer Business Group.
The trend of big-screened devices is on rise. Even the software developers are now considering the fact that their software would be used on big-screened smartphones or tablets and not on 4-inch devices. Since the popularity of devices like Nexus 5 and then OnePlus One, we have seen increase in sizes of screens. The latest Nexus smartphone is almost 6 inches in size, and even Apple couldn’t resist introducing a 6-inch iPhone 6 Plus.
The pricing details about MediaPad X2 are not known yet.