The MediaPad X1 is Huawei’s take on a Nexus 7 killer, and the Chinese fi rm claims it’s the most slender tablet (or, rather, phablet) in its class.
The X1, which will cost W399 and launch within the next few months, is certainly narrow and very easy to grip with one hand. The MediaPad is both thin and light, at 7.2mm and 239g, but with a 7in full-HD IPS screen it’s way too big to use as a phone.
The rear cover is made from aluminium, with plastic strips at the top and bottom. Inside is a 1.6GHz quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM and 16- or 32GB of storage.
There’s also a microSD card slot for adding more. It has the best camera we’ve seen on a tablet, with a 13Mp sensor and LED flash.
The front-facing webcam is also pretty decent at 5Mp.
The Huawei MediaPad X1 slender tablet runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with Huawei’s Emotion UI 2.0 interface, which removes the app menu and places everything on the home screen. Perhaps most interesting of all is the fact Huawei claims the X1’s 5000mAh battery can last between 20- and 25 hours, and charge other devices.