New tablets are being churned out at some crazy speeds and it’s not just International brands, but even local brands are clamouring for a slice of the lucrative market. Now, we have the Huawei MediaPad finally making it to the online marketplace in India. As a reminder, the Huawei MediaPad was launched way back in November, but due to some unprecedented reasons, the tablet got delayed. The MediaPad is currently priced at Rs. 28,000 on online selling store Let’s Buy. Now, we won’ t blame you, if you have no clue about the specs of this device, with the plethora of tablets already announced, and to be announced; so here’s a look again.
28k - a little too much?
Huawei’s MediaPad is a 7-inch Android 3.2 Honeycomb tablet powered by Qualcomm’s dual-core 1.2GHz processor. That means that it’s quite similar to the Galaxy Tab 620 we just reviewed a couple of days back. In terms of specs, it offers a 217 ppi IPS screen with a WXGA (1280X800 pixels) display, 1080P full HD playback and SRS enhancements. The MediaPad features a 1.3 megapixel front facing camera and a 5 megapixel auto focus rear facing camera with HD video recording capabilities. Connectivity options include a 3.5mm jack, HSPA+ 14.4Mbps, GPS, Bluetooth 2.1 and Wi-Fi 802.11n. The MediaPad has Flash 10.3 support, full HDMI output and comes with a 4100 mAh battery.
At this price and with these specs, the MediaPad directly competes with Samsung’s 7--inch Galaxy Tab 620 we just reviewed. Again, that was a brilliant device and had the same 7-inch form factor with Honeycomb on it, but it’s a full two grand cheaper at its market price than the MediaPad that is selling at 28k. Plus Samsung and Huawei aren’t exactly on the same level in terms of consumer acceptance. If this one would have been priced at somewhat close to 20k, it would have definitely raced ahead in competition against the other Android tablets. What do you guys think, would you buy the Huawei MediaPad at Rs. 28k?