With the Mobile World Congress 2012 right around the corner, it’s not unusual for mobile device manufacturers to tease interest in models that will be presented during the world event. It’s often frustrating, but it’s understandable and typical. Information on a new Android tablet from Huawei follows this pattern: Just a little information has been leaked, but not enough information was given to satisfy cravings for information.
The new mobile tablet is reported to have a 10-inch screen with an aluminium backing. Rumours of a 10-inch Huawei Media Pad have floated for weeks, but without any kind of semi-official indication, we can only guess that this might be that model.
This mystery tablet by Huawei allegedly sports Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, which is an advance over many tablet models. The aluminium case brings lighter weight with a fair degree of durability, while trading an increase susceptibility to scratches. We think that’s a fair trade-off, however. After all, what good is a sleek plastic case that’s shattered or cracked if you bump it accidentally against a table or tumbles to the floor?
We know that the mystery tablet seems to have a rear camera with eight megapixels with auto-focus and a single LED flash. It probably has a front camera with 1.3 MP, but that’s a guess, based on others in the category.
Unfortunately, we found no information on available RAM, processor speed or internal memory, but it does have an external microSD slot, so that’s good news!
Lending credibility to the possibility of a 10-inch Media Pad tablet, the original Media Pad has a seven-inch screen with the tapered aluminium back plate. Huawei has hinted since the Media Pad’s 2011 release that they weren’t finished with the series.
We will review the Media Pad and the Media Pad S-701w for general reference later today.