Huawei has a new tablet out aimed at the increasingly competitive super-budget end of the market currently occupied by the likes of the retailer-specific Tesco Hudl and Argos MyTablet.
And unlike its cheapie slab rivals, the Huawei MediaPad 7 Youth2 is able to make calls (via 2G or 3G) on top of its basic helping of typical tablet features.
It also looks considerably classier, even if it does have a daft name (if you're in any doubt, put it to the “hey everyone, check out my new <insert name here>” test).
As for the specs, it's got budget tablet pasted all over it: a 7in 1024 x 600-pixel multitouch display, 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm MSM8x12 A7 processor, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of storage (with microSD support), and a 4100mAh battery.
There are two cameras on board, though they're basic 3MP and 0.3MP units.
Overall, that leaves you a bit low on the screen resolution side (some rivals offer 720p displays), but better than average on battery size, while unlike with some cheap tablets it launches with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean on board rather than 4.2 – overlaid with Huawei's Emotion UI 1.6.
And of course there's also the voice calling feature, which aside from the added versatility means the MediaPad 7 Touch2 is also 3G-enabled, which has its advantages on the data side too.
Huawei has yet to announce price or availability details, but given its more premium appearance and voice calling abilities, it'll probably not be quite as cheap as the MyTablet (£99). However, if it can match the Hudl and Amazon Kindle Fire's £119 price tag the TouchPad 7 Youth2 might be worth a second look.
Via Trusted Reviews