The Android tablet market has a new contender, as Huawei confirms it will be releasing a new slimline 10-inch version of its Media Pad with a quad-core processor.
Confirmed at Huawei’s press conference at MWC. The Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD runs Android 4.0: Ice Cream Sandwich and will have a 1920×1200 10-inch screen with (over) full HD, matching the Asus EeePad Transformer Prime TF700T
Underneath the body (which is a slim 8.8mm), the MediaPad 10 FHD doesn’t include a Nvidia Tegra chip. According to The Verge (which got a hands-on), it’s powered by Huawei’s K3 processor.
The 10-inch version joins the Huawei MediaPad 7-inch tablet first announced late last year, powered by a 1.2Ghz processor. Huawei later announced colour variations and confirmed the smaller tablet will be getting an update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
We’re not sure how much the Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD will cost, when or even if it will come to the UK. At the moment it’s due to launch in Q2 this year, The unit on show at Mobile World Congress was made specifically for the show. But it’s clear with the quad-core Huawei Ascend D quad and Huawei Ascend D quad XL that Chinese smartphone manufacturer is aiming for a larger slice of the mobile phone market.