Huawei Media Pad X1 breaks cover

We heard a couple of weeks back that Huawei would launch a couple of tablets and a smartwatch at MWC. One of those tablets has just broken cover, along with a likely smartphone launch to come too.

The tablet is the Huawei Media Pad X1 and it's quite an interesting device. An image of the 7-inch tablet has appeared on the Chinese Weibo site, with the specification said to include a quad-core 1.6GHz HiSilicon 910 processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, a 1,920 x 1,200 display and an impressive 6,000 mAh battery. There's also mention of optional 4G connectivity.

But that's not all. As the images indicate, this is said to be able to make and receive calls (although putting it to your ear could be quite an embarrassing thing to do in a crowded area). On top of that, the image hint at a smart cover with a secondary display, something that will push this up the pecking order. If it arrives at a rumoured price of just over £100, Huawei might have a winner on its hands.

In a separate leak via @evleaks on Twitter, Huawei's Ascend G6 smartphone was also detailed. That is said to be a very slim (7.5mm) 4.5-inch model with quad-core 1.3GHz MediaTek chip, 1GB RAM, an 8-megapixel front camera, a 5-megapixel rear camera. Android 4.2 Jelly Bean is the disappointing OS. Obviously someone didn't get the Google memo. We'll get the official lowdown on that and the tablet in a few days time. Next week is certainly shaping up to be rather hectic.

Sources: Engadget and @evleaks

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