This time last year the Huawei MediaPad X1 touched down, with yours truly suggesting – rather eloquently – that it “sounds surprisingly good”. Some guy called Martin James later described it as “half dainty tablet, half monster smartphone”.
Fast-forward 12 months and the Huawei MediaPad X2 is one sexy beast of a 7in tablet; don’t let that 7.28mm frame fool you.
Diving straight into Huawei MediaPad X2 specs, we have a portable 7in IPS display with eye-friendly better-than-HD 1920 x 1200 resolution, covering more than 80% of the tablet’s front. Sex in a handbag.
Powering the show, the Huawei MediaPad X2 rocks an “ultra” 8-core 64-bit in-house Kirin processor clocked at 2GHz. You’re getting either 2GB or 3GB of RAM with 16GB or 32GB internal storage respectively, with dual SIM LTE Cat.6 connectivity in either case.
Cameras are often neglected on tablets, but with the Huawei MediaPad X2 being rather portable, we’re pleased to hear it has a 13MP rear camera, and 5MP selfie-friendly front camera. Considering the Huawei MediaPad X2 is only marginally bigger than some phones, you don't need to worry about looking too ridiculous while snapping away.
The Huawei MediaPad X2 battery weighs in at 5,000mAh, and while that’s numerically the same as last year’s model, we’re promised an enhanced 60 hours of music playback via headphones, 12 hours of video, or 15 hours browsing. On the subject of music, there’s also a Smart PA chip with DTS surround sound technology.
Huawei MediaPad X2 price and availability aren’t entirely clear just yet, though the tablet is slated for release in China and Western Europe. Western Europe? Hey, that’s us!