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Huawei have definitely hit the ground hard at Mobile World Congress. Following on the quad-core theme is their latest tablet offering, the Mediapad 10 FHD. 

The aluminium unibodied Mediapad 10 will arrive packing their own 1.5GHz quad-core processor, Ice Cream Sandwich, and a glorious 1900x1200 10 inch IPS display. We're also treated to a healthy dose of Dolby surround sound technology. The good news -- especially for you guys in North America -- is that the Mediapad 10 will support LTE as well as HSPA+ 

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As with the Ascend Quad D, Huawei are making big claims with this tablet, labelling it the "fastest quad-core tablet available." It's thin, at just 8.8mm and it's light at just under 600g. The rear camera comes in an 8MP, coupled with a 1.3MP front facer. 

There's nothing in the release about on board storage, but all in all the Mediapad 10 looks like an impressive tablet. Huawei really have upped their game with this latest batch of devices. Maybe, just maybe they have what it takes to become a major player. The Mediapad 10 FHD is set to be available in the global market during Q2 2012.

Barcelona, Spain, February 27, 2012 - Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, introduced the world’s first 10-inch quad-core tablet today at the Mobile World Congress 2012. The HUAWEI MediaPad 10 FHD is a fast-performing tablet with unsurpassed audio-visual entertainment features including a Huawei 1.5GHz quad-core processor, Google Android 4.0 operating system and a 10-inch IPS high definition display screen.

"Most consumers use tablets for entertainment purposes such as gaming, viewing multimedia content, browsing the internet and reading e-books," said Richard Yu, Chairman of Huawei Device. "We have created the HUAWEI MediaPad 10 FHD to excel in all of the entertainment capabilities including speed, power, web-browsing, high definition display and audio, and packaging it all in a compact and portable body."

The HUAWEI MediaPad 10 FHD is the fastest quad-core tablet available. Running on Huawei’s proprietary 1.5 GHz K3 quad-core processor, the smallest quad-core processor in the industry, the HUAWEI MediaPad 10 FHD leverages the K3 chip’s embedded GPU to provide incredibly fast processing power and 3D graphics processing capability, ideal for high definition video clips or large-scale 3D games. The HUAWEI MediaPad 10 FHD enables high speed wireless access of up to 84 Mbps (HSPA+ 21/42/84Mbps), while at the same time supporting a number of network standards including LTE.

The audio-visual functionalities of the HUAWEI MediaPad 10 FHD bring a whole new entertainment experience to users. Boasting the industry’s highest screen resolution and high-definition 1920 x 1200 IPS display that supports multi-touch, its colorful and clear display gives users the ultimate visual experience. HUAWEI MediaPad 10 FHD uses Dolby surround sound technology and offers perfect experience for users when playing games, watching HD movies and listening to music. The HUAWEI MediaPad 10 FHD is also installed with an 8 megapixel rear automatic-focus camera and a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera and memory storage of 2G RAM, making it easy to record and store high-definition photos and videos.

HUAWEI MediaPad 10 FHD follows the design principle of all Huawei’s products: elegant, simple and easy to use. The uni-body of the HUAWEI MediaPad 10 FHD is made of the trendiest aluminum-alloy materials, providing a glossy and light finish. The tablet is 8.8mm thin and weighs only 598g which makes it convenient to use and carry.
The HUAWEI MediaPad 10 FHD is the fourth generation tablet from Huawei following after the S7, S7 Slim and MediaPad (Android Honeycomb). HUAWEI MediaPad 10 FHD will be available for global market in Q2 2012.

There are 36 comments

vegasdroid says:


mrk#AC says:

Wow! These guys are totally stealing the MWC show.

Making a household name for themselves

victor3451 says:

1 week ago I didn't know about Huawei, now I'm IN LOVE with their devices.
Thin, fast, beautiful and running [almost] vanilla ICS.

wicketr says:

If these guys keep it up, i may have to learn how to spell their name. Nice job Hueway!

aubreyvt says:

Looks allot like the iPad. Here comes the Lawsuite.

droidman2177 says:

Huawei means garbage in some language or another. This will amount to nothing.

Why? Because it doesn't say Samsung on it? Or Asus, HTC? We haven't even touched it yet! Can't talk it down until we know it sucks. Don't think it will though. 

droidman2177 says:

Why? Because it doesn't say Samsung on it? Or Asus, HTC? Pretty much, well yeah, EXACTLY! It is an OFF brand and they make crap PERIOD.

deltatux says:

So I'm guessing that since they're the world's second largest cellular network equipment manufacturer after Ericsson, they make crap? Many networks around the world have been built by Huawei.

They might not be a household name, but Huawei is a major player in the telecom market.

droidman2177 says:

Yup, they make crap. Don't like it? It is just my opinion. I don't care how many networks this company has built. All I know is that everything i have seen to this point is simply crappy every way you look at it. Prove me wrong.

Son37Lumiere says:

You're a moron. That's my opinion.

droidman2177 says:

You are just pissed because you know i am right. just lay it on me, man. This company has nothing here to even consider and it ain't gonna change. You still have not proven me wrong on this, pissant.

droidman2177 says:

It must suck to be second best, but it shows.

Castro90 says:

Let me guess, you just bought a similar device or inferior device, spec-wise, and now you're just drinking that hater-ade because something better and cheaper has been announced.

droidman2177 says:

Heck no, i buy what i believe is quality. AC is a great resource for that kinda stuff.

Immolate says:

If it's <=$300 then interesting. If not then it's not. I won't pay as much as a laptop for a tablet.

Davest says:

Now we're talking. I was hoping for something in this league to come out of Samsung, but they've decided to stick with old tech for now. Can't wait to find out what the price on this will be.

Luger718 says:

What kind of GPU does their SoC use?

Grahaman27 says:

the problem will be the price

Mtn_Scott says:

This will be the problem:
" Running on Huawei’s proprietary 1.5 GHz K3 quad-core processor"

If is like their phones there will be app compatability problems.

droidman2177 says:

Anytime you see an off brand making their own processor, it should raise a red flag. This thing will not even compare to the major players of samsung,asus,acer, htc etc.

deltatux says:

Again, just because they aren't a household name doesn't mean they are an "off brand", they probably have as much if not more technical expertise than say FreeScale Semiconductor (used to be part of Motorola as their semiconductor division) who is also a maker of ARM SoCs and many other embedded computing solutions.

Like I said in my previous reply to your other post, Huawei is a huge player. Just because you've never heard of them doesn't mean they aren't a big player. Many people didn't know HTC before Android came along, now look at where they are now.

droidman2177 says:

You are wrong and you know it. If they are such a big player, then where are their great phones to compare with the top manufacturers. Huh, WHERE are They? I have heard of them for quite a while now and I see nothing that ever amounts to anything here in the states where the real money is.

deltatux says:

You should realize one thing and that's that Huawei's core market, like Ericsson is cellular network equipment solutions. However, Huawei is trying to diversify its business into smartphones and seeing the great work they've done with building cellular networks, one cannot discredit them just yet.

Huawei may have built some mediocre phones but those phones were addressed to a market that isn't willing to pay top dollars for a good phone anyways. If you compare the phones that Huawei's "feature phone" category, all those phones from Samsung, Nokia and etc. are just as crappy.

So right now, you're saying they're crap just because you're comparing top-of-the-line devices with budget devices.

droidman2177 says:

Don't put words in my mouth. I am comparing ANYTHING they make and it is all s**t. This is a very shady company when you look up their business practices. All that i am saying is everything they have made is crap and IMO will continue to be. They are funded by a pretty nasty regime and some might even say there is some espionage involved. I kid you not. Look this stuff up. I try not to believe everything I read, but if this info is true, they ain't gettin' nothing from me. Plenty of good tech in the sea not to have to buy this crap. TUXMAN

jlschulz says:

cheap communist China crap. Communist, what so many Americans and others worldwide lost their lives fighting.

Castro90 says:

LMFAO are you kidding me!?

What the Hell does that have to do with anything!??!
Please don't go overboard or get off topic. AC is wrapping up on a computing device and not on what your perspective is on how communism is involved with this.

Please don't feed the troll! ANY response, be it positive or negative, only reinforces his trolling.

The tablet specs do sound impressive, however, that processor needs to be put to work against others before the company can claim "the world's fastest" title.

survivorevil says:

Besides theres gpu out there more powerful than the tegra3 gpu. As the one found in the ipad 2. 2gb if ram. Thats just useless srly. Theres no apps or ganes that need that amount of ram

15israellai says:

I'm thinking about battery life of a quad core without 4+1.

The processor will be the main problem it seems...

mallengi says:

2 GB RAM = a new trend?

jzajzz says:

This looks like a 4:3 ratio screen .. please let it be. Samsung dropped the ball .. i thought the tab would be 16:9 ratio and the note would be 4:3 ... that would be great tab for media consumption note for everything else .. we need more high end 4:3 tablets


Any hands on video of this device avaliable?