Huawei's been making some big noises in the smartphone world for a couple of years now, and it seems it wants more of the tablet action too.
The Chinese manufacturer looks to be about to step up its tablet game with the MediaPad 7 Vogue, a new 7-incher set to replace the existing MediaPad 7 and hopefully provide some competition to the Google Nexus 7.
Details of the MediaPad 7 Vogue were spotted on the DLNA certification site and posted on Twitter by @evleaks, one of the most reliable mobile “insiders” around based on recent evidence.
The specs supplied hint at a pair of quad-core A9-based processor options, one clocked at 1.2GHz and the other at 1.5GHz. There's nothing on why, though TechRadar is speculating it could be a divide between Wi-Fi-only and 3G/4G variants, which is sensible enough.
That aside, the DLNA certification page reveals a slightly disappointing 1024 x 600 resolution, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and the presence of an HDMI port (we assume of the mini variety).
The entry is dated February 22, which suggests the MediaPad 7 Vogue could be close to making its way into the wild by now.
But while we've been impressed by Huawei's recent smartphones, there's nothing here so far to suggest the Vogue will be a blockbuster seller. It's down on resolution compared to the Nexus 7, and unless it's priced at ludicrous levels, the lure of Google branding and reputation will surely prove a match for any other strengths that may lie elsewhere on the MediaPad 7 Vogue's spec sheet.