Most of the big MWC 2014 announcements are expected on Monday – the first day of the show itself. But as usual, not everyone is prepared to wait, among them Huawei, which has scheduled its big MWC event for Sunday.
So there's probably some justice in seeing images of a couple of devices it intends to launch leak out so close to D-Day – namely the 7in MediaPad X1 tablet and Ascend G6 smartphone.
Starting with the MediaPad X1, the pics (which were spotted on Weibo) are far more detailed than the generic-looking render that leaked at the start of the month. On the left we see the on-screen dialler, confirming that the MediaPad X1 will indeed be able to make calls.
However, on the right we see detailed Huawei's take on a smart cover, which features a second smaller display, which in this case is showing an analogue clock face but presumably will also deliver the usual notifications and the like.
We're also expecting a 1920 x 1200 resolution display, a quad-core 1.6GHz processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of memory and a 6000mAh battery.
From the ever-busy @evleaks, meanwhile, we have pics of the Ascend G6 smartphone to ogle over. It's not the most dynamic of designs, and the colour options can best be described as several shades of boring.
Its specs are set to be equally modest, ranging from a quad-core 1.3GHz MediaTek processor (quickly becoming the main alternative to the Snapdragon 400 for low-end handsets) to 1GB of RAM, 8MP/5MP cameras and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.
All things considered, then, the Ascend G6 will probably need a seriously aggressive price to compete. Fortunately, that's something Huawei's normally fairly good at.