IFA 2012: Huawei unveils Ascend G600 and two MediaPad tablets
31 Aug 2012
MediaPad 10 FHD and MediaPad 7 Lite tablets incoming, along with the Ascend G600 Android phone
Not only did it show off its upcoming interface, Huawei had hardware on show at IFA too, including the Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD and MediaPad 7 Lite tablets, along with the Ascend G600 smartphone.
The Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD quad-core tablet will be here far some sooner than you might think, shipping in 'selected markets' from September. Sadly, that doesn't include the UK, but it should be here at the start of 2013. When it does arrive, the tablet will be running Android 4.0 and sporting a 10.1-inch 1920x1200 high definition IPS display with 16:10 ratio, which should mean optimal viewing for gaming and HD video.
You'll also find an eight-megapixel rear-facing camera that records 1080P HD video and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing snapper with 5.1 Dolby surround sound technology. A K3v2 Cortex-A9 1.4GHz quad-core processor and a 16-core GPU make up the rest of the headline features. A keyboard add-on will also transform the tablet into an ultrabook, should you need that for work purposes. Look out for a price at the start of 2013.
If you want a cheaper and smaller device, go for the MediaPad 7 Lite, complete with a metal unibody shell, Google Android 4.0 and a Cortex A8 1.2GHz processor. Details of this are still pretty scarce (even though it leaked back in July), but more should follow soon enough as this is expected in the UK before the end of the year. One to challenge the Nexus 7, we suspect.
Finally, Huawei has also launched its Ascend G600 smartphone, pictured above. Another Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) device, it is also sparse on detail, with just an eight-megapixel BSI auto-focus camera and double speakers with DTS surround sound mentioned by Huawei right now.
That could mean a proper launch for the UK prior to it landing on UK shelves. Right now, we're simply being told that specific availability and pricing will be offered 'nearer the time'.