Huawei MediaPad 7 Youth

Solid specs and aluminum construction hitting a whole host of markets in Q3

Huawei has just announced the latest device in its "MediaPad" tablet lineup, the 7-inch MediaPad 7 Youth. As the name would lead you to believe, the MediaPad 7 Youth is targeted a younger generation, and in that vein is supposed to be light, portable and powerful. With a nearly full aluminum back plate, the tablet is 9.9mm thick and weighs 350g (.77lbs) which is about average for this size device. As for specs, Huawei has put an unnamed (presumable in-house designed) 28nm 1.6GHz dual-core processor, along with a 4100mAh battery and a pair of cameras in the MediaPad 7 Youth.

While the screen resolution isn't specifically listed, Huawei claims native 1080P video playback indicating that resolution for the panel. The device will also come with HSPA+ 21 networking capabilities, which is a nice plus to have as a default option. The device is also running on Android 4.1, although the software customizations aren't listed or shown off at this time.

As we would expect, the MediaPad 7 Youth is targeted at a smattering of markets including Russia, China, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Europe in Q3 2013. Pricing and specific availability will likely vary and has not been announced at this time.

Huawei unveils MediaPad 7 Youth, a tablet for the connected generation

Embrace independence with high-speed connectivity and an eye-catching design

Shenzhen, China, 18 July, 2013: Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today launched the HUAWEI MediaPad 7 Youth, the latest addition to Huawei’s popular MediaPad tablet series. Compact, sturdy and stylish with its aluminum metal unibody measuring just 9.9mm thin and weighing 350g, the HUAWEI MediaPad 7 Youth is the perfect portable companion for the connected generation to enjoy their independence.

“The MediaPad 7 Youth is a versatile tablet that provides an unsurpassed experience across hardware and software,” said Wang Yinfeng, Vice President, Home Connected Device Product Line, Huawei Device. “Ideal for young people who are always on the move, the MediaPad 7 Youth delivers on Huawei’s promise to make extraordinary technology experiences accessible for all.”

The HUAWEI MediaPad 7 Youth has a strong, 19.34cm long polished aluminum metal unibody and is small enough to fit into a backpack or tote bag. With a 7-inch capacitive 10-point touchscreen, you can enjoy a vivid viewing experience with the 1080p full HD video playback functionality, wherever you are. MediaPad 7 Youth’s high-speed 28nm dual-core 1.6GHz processor and powerful GPU offers the ultimate gaming and smooth operating experience, while the 4100mAh Li-Polymer battery provides almost two weeks of power on standby to keep you entertained for longer.

Feel the freedom of swift connectivity to ensure you never miss a tweet, text or call, with the HUAWEI MediaPad 7 Youth’s choice of multi-network HSPA+ (up to 21Mbps) and Wi-Fi connections, as well as voice calling, SMS, and MMS. Running on Android 4.1, the MediaPad 7 Youth has the versatility to keep you connected around the clock whether you’re chatting, sharing, gaming, or watching movies. 

The MediaPad 7 Youth will be available in Russia, China, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Europe in Q3, 2013.


Reader comments

Huawei announces MediaPad 7 Youth with 1.6GHz dual-core processor, Android 4.1


Yeah specially more when 4.3 is about to come out.
Also 4.1 is missing the multiple account feature for tablets. Huawei is too little too late this morning.

no thanks! i just saw this today -

Huawei spies for China, says ex-CIA chief
Published July 19, 2013
SYDNEY (AFP) – The former head of the United States' Central Intelligence Agency Michael Hayden said on Friday it "goes without saying" that Chinese telecoms giant Huawei spies for Beijing.
Speaking to the Australian Financial Review, Hayden claimed China was engaged in unrestricted espionage against the West and said it was his belief that Huawei would have shared information with state agencies.
Asked whether Huawei represented an unambiguous national security threat to the US and Australia, Hayden replied: "Yes, I believe it does".

Considering he sits on the board of Motorola, I'm sure he has a vested interest in saying that. There's no proof, only opinion and conjecture. Perhaps he should be more concerned about the spying on U.S. citizens he oversaw while head of the NSA.

Because odds are that you're not involved in anything worth spying on.

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I don't get companies who let devices out with a way outdated OS. This is like HP would make a new computer model that comes with Windows XP ...

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No, it isn't. 4.1 is about a year old, and XP is about 10, IIRC. Also, 4.1 is just one version behind the currently available 4.2. Windows XP, however, is 3 versions behind Windows 8.

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Business 101: Never name your product 'Youth', 'Young', 'Child', 'Infant', 'Weakling' etc.

The differences between 4.1 and 4.2 are far too insignificant for me to care which one it has. People just want the latest software to have the latest software and brag, not the because they actually utilize it. What am I missing out on with no 4.2? Useless lock screen widgets? For the right price, I'd buy it.

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Quick settings
Photo Sphere
Gesture Typing

Those are the major changes that people might use. Quick settings alone made me very happy and changed a lot of daily stuff I was doing. No setting widget, no more 3G Switch, etc.

PhotoSphere is only for Nexus devices, so that doesn't really count as no other devices would have that anyway. And the quick settings? Is that the toggles in the drop down bar? That's not a 4.2 feature.

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Uh, yeah, Quick Settings came in 4.2. Gesture typing, however, is completely a non-issue. Google has released their keyboard on the Play Store, Swype (my choice), Swiftkey, and others are also out there, and Huawei probably had their own keyboard anyway.

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