Huawei already impressed at Mobile World Congress this year with the quad-core Ascend D, one of the world’s first quad-core smartphones. Today, they announced the same accomplishment in the tablet market, taking the wraps off of the MediaPad 10 FHD tablet.
Like the Ascend D, that quad-core processor is proprietary, and still a bit of a mystery. The company claims that the Huawei 1.5 GHz K3 quad-core processor is the smallest in the industry. With an embedded GPU, that processor should be able to work wonders with 3D graphics processing. The MediaPad will run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and will have support for 84 Mbps HSPA+ and LTE networks, meaning network speed is going to be right up there with processing speed – at or around the cutting edge. The 10” display is an IPS HD 1920 x 1200 resolution touchscreen, and supports multi-touch. Also like the Ascend D, the audio will come courtesy of Dolby 5.1 surround sound.
The rear camera is 8 MP with auto-focus, and there is a 1.3 MP front-facing camera. Also impressive is the 2 GB of RAM packed in. That’s a lot of tech, but Huawei has managed to fit it into a 8.8 mm frame. The whole tablet weighs only 598 grams.
If you didn’t think Huawei was serious about competing in the big leagues before, there should be no doubt now – this is an impressive device that is right up at the top in terms of capabilities for high-end tablets. The Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD is scheduled to be available globally in Q2 of 2012.