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Huawei isn't just upping its game when it comes to smartphones. The Chinese manufacturer's also launching a new, high-end product in the tablet space -- the Huawei MediaPad 10FHD. With high-end specs and an attractive chassis, the latest MediaPad easily matches what other Android OEMs have been showing of late. Today we tracked down the device at Mobile World Congress for some hands-on time. Join us after the break to read our first impressions.

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At just 8.8mm thick, the MediaPad 10FHD is one of the slimmest tablets -- Android or otherwise -- to hit the market. Design-wise, it's the same 10-inch slate we're all used to, with a metallic finish around the back. A plastic area up top houses the SIM card and microSD card slots.

It's the components that really set the new MediaPad apart, though -- there's a 1.5GHz quad-core CPU, a 1920x1200 screen and 3G, Wifi and LTE connectivity. Throw in an 8-megapixel camera with dual LED flash, and you've more or less got the complete package for an Android tablet these days, and it's backed up by the latest version of Google's OS -- 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich. The pre-release software running on the prototype wasn't quite up to speed with other Android tablets at the show, but we'd expect to see that quad-core CPU shine through in the released product.
The Android experience on the prototypes was pretty close to vanilla Android, though that may change in the months ahead, too.  For now, though, stock ICS looks great on that 1920x1200 IPS display, and we're eager to see more of the Huawei MediaPad 10FHD once the software's finalized.