A few weeks ago Huawei launched the MediaPad 7 Vogue tablet, a 7-inch slate with voice calling feature. Just recently the Huawei MediaPad 7 Youth was announced. Although it also has a 7-inch display and a voice calling feature, it is different from MediaPad 7 Vogue in a few areas.
While the Huawei MediaPad 7 Vogue has a 1024×600 IPS LCD dsiplay, the MediaPad 7 Youth has a much better full 1080p HD display. The display on the Huawei MediaPad 7 Youth is Retina-quality as its density amounts to 315ppi. It is also capable of recognizing 10 fingers at a time. The MediaPad 7 Vogue is better on the processor department, however, since it has a 1.2GHz quad-core Cortex-A9 chipset while the MediaPad 7 Youth has a 1.6GHz dual-core processor. In terms of actual performance, though, the 1.6GHz dual-core CPU on the Youth could have some advantages over the 1.2GHz quad-core CPU on the Vogue. RAM capacity is 1GB on the Vogue while it remains unannounced on the Youth. If I may make a guess, though, it’s at least 1GB. Both tablets have 4100mAh battery.
The Huawei MediaPad 7 Youth, as already mentioned, can be used as a phone. It can handle multiple networks on HSPA+ so it can be used to make voice calls and send SMS and MMS messages. The Huawei MediaPad 7 Youth weighs 350g and is 9.9mm thin. The Huawei MediaPad 7 Youth runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, quite dated considering that Android 4.2.2 is the current version available on new devices. The tablet runs Huawei’s Emotion UI.
The Huawei MediaPad 7 Youth will be available by end of September in Russia, China, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Europe. Hopefully the Philippines is included in the initial launch, and hopefully, the price is competitive. I can see this tablet being a hit among Android fans, that is, if it turns out to be as cheap as the Nexus 7. The Huawei MediaPad 7 will certainly be a good alternative to tablets from Samsung like the Galaxy Tab 3.