iPad & Tablets: Huawei MediaPad X1
News & Reviews: Huawei MediaPad X1
Jan 26, 2015
The Huawei Honor X2 (or the MediaPad X2 as they call it here in Malaysia) was reportedly leaked this Wednesday. Thanks to the leak, we now know the phone's design, price as well as the specs. The source claims that the phone will come with a metal chassis (picture added above), probably aluminum. The specs will be top notch just like the MediaPad X1. The Honor X2 is said to come with an octa-core Kirin 925 processor with 3GB RAM onboard. There will be a 7-inch display sporting a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. Other tech specs of the device have not yet been revealed but the price tag is expected to be around 1999 Yuan (RM1152). On a related note, the upcoming Huawei P8 flagship is reportedly launching in April this year. It was said earlier that the phone would see the light of the day at MWC 2015. Given that it is the successor to the existing Ascend P7, the device will probably feature high-end tech specs. The phone will sport a Kirin 930 chipset along with 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, 5.2-inch 1080p display and a fingerprint sensor. Huawei could sell the device for an approximate price tag of $483 (RM1739) but there are no Malaysia pricing details or release dates just yet.
Jan 12, 2015
Huawei recently made several important announcements at CES 2015. One of them was their partnership with the Omlet open social platform, which will be featured on upcoming Huawei devices. Some of the key features coming from this collaboration includes Share-First wich will enable users to take a photo and share it without first unlocking their device. Another feature will be Theme Share, allowing Huawei device owners to share their current customizations with friends. While no exact Malaysia release dates were mentioned the Omlet open social platform should start appearing in Huawei devices later in 2015.
During the CES 2015 event, Huawei also kicked off their Hilink era which is a strategy to offer fully integrated mobile Internet solutions globally. The solution basically caters to the Internet of Things which through Huawei devices like the Huawei MediaPad X1 and TalkBand B1 allow access to connected smart devices such as an electric fan, sockets, remote control lighting and more. While no major device announcements were made, Huawei showcased all of their recent smartphones and devices including the Huawei Ascend Mate 7, Huawei Honor 6, Huawei Honor 6 Plus, Huawei Ascend P7,Huawei Ascend G7 and more.
Nov 12, 2014
Huawei Malaysia has just revealed their Huawei Ascend Mate 7 smartphone for Malaysia from RM1799. First covered in early September 2014, the thin 6-inch phablet features an octa-core Huawei Kirin 925 processor, a 508PPI single-touch rear fingerprint sensor, 4G LTE Cat6 and more. The fingerprint sensor works in the rain or with wet fingers and can store up to 5 sets of fingerprints for various modes. The Ascend Mate 7 also offers a very solid metal body with more than 95% metal construction. It looks like Malaysia will be getting two versions with the 2GB RAM with 16GB storage version going for RM1799 while the 3GB RAM with 32GB storage version is going for RM1999. The premium version only comes in amber gold, while the normal version comes in silver and black. The standard version will be available from 14 November 2014 while the premium version is expected later in the year. Check out the full tech specs list for the Huawei Ascend Mate 7 below:
- 1.8GHZ octa-core Huawei Kirin 925 processor
- 2GB / 3GB RAM
- 16GB / 32GB storage
- 6-inch display (1920 x 1080 pixel resolution, 1500:1 contrast ratio)
- 13MP rear camera (Sony BSI sensor, f/2.0 aperture) + 5MP front camera
- 157 x 81 x 7.9mm | 185g
- features 508PPI single-touch rear fingerprint sensor, ARM TrustZone ultra low power saving mode,
- supports 4G LTE Cat6, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS,
- 4100 mAh battery
- Android 4.4 KitKat + Emotion UI 3.0
Sep 27, 2014
Right on time, Huawei Malaysia have launched their Huawei Honor 6 smartphone in Malaysia for RM999. Featuring Huawei's own octa-core Hi-Silicon Kirin 920 processor and other high-end tech specs like 3GB of RAM, a 5-inch full HD 1080p resolution display, 4G LTE Cat6, a 13MP rear camera with Sony IMX214 sensor and an aluminum metal casing, it should be available on 17 October 2014 at VMALL.my and Lelong.com. For now, you can still prebook it from 29 Spetember 2014 to 14 October 2014. We managed to get a little hands-on time with it and it certainly looks and feels a lot more premium than the price tag would suggest.
Aug 25, 2014
The Huawei Ascend G6 4G is the refresh of the Huawei Ascend G6 with new 4G LTE connectivity. Originally designed to provide a more affordable midrange offering of the former flagship Huawei Ascend P6, the Ascend G6 features the same look and feel with a slightly smaller 4.5-inch screen and a thicker 7.9mm thin chassis. Does it still offer enough punch for today's users? Check out our full review of the Huawei Ascend G6 4G below to find out.
Aug 04, 2014
Thanks to Huawei Malaysia, we managed to get some time with the Huawei MediaPad M1 8.0 tablet and since made a hands-on video which you can see below. This 8-inch display tablet offers the same flat and thin look as the Huawei Ascend P7 and Huawei MediaPad X1 along with a similar metal unibody chassis. Dual stereo speakers and a HTC One-like look make it a very nice looking tablet while tech specs that include a 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 8-inch IPS LCD display with 800 x 1280 pixel resolution, 4G LTE connectivity and massive 4800 mAh battery. The tablet retails at RM1099 for the Huawei MediaPad M1 8.0 4G LTE while the Huawei MediaPad M1 8.0 3G goes for RM899. Check out the hands-on video for yourself below and do check out the full review when it comes out later this month.
Jul 18, 2014
The Huawei Talkband B1 is Huawei's first wearable device that combines a smartband fitness tracker along with a bluetooth headset. Coupled with a compatible smartphone, the smartband receives calls and lets you answer them directly. How exactly? Check out our video review below for a better idea and see if it is the smartband for you. Just as a refresher, the tech specs and features of the Huawei Talkband B1 are included as well:
- 1.4 inch flexible OLED
- 247.5 / 221.5 x 19.3 x 14.6mm | 26.2g (9.4g headset + 16.8g wristband)
- Supports Bluetooth 3.0, NFC fast pairing
- Features dual-mic noise reduction, 7 hours talk time 2 weeks stand-by
- Compatible with Huawei MediaPad X1 / M1 / Ascend P7 / P6 / P6s / Mate / Mate2 / Y530 / Y330 / Y300 / G730 / G610 / Y600 / G6 / B199 / Honor 3C / Honor 3X / SAMSUNG Galaxy S5/S4/S3/Note 3 LTE/Note 2, MEIZU MX3
- 90 mAh battery
- IP57 water and dust resistance
Jul 18, 2014
The third Huawei flagship store in Malaysia has recently been opened in the KLCC Twin Towers. The store is located at Lot 316A on the Third Floor and should give users the chance to try out the latest Huawei devices like the Huawei Ascend P7 and Huawei MediaPad X1. In conjunction with this opening, Huawei Malaysia are holding the Twin Tower, Twin Promotion we reported on earlier. The first 100 Twins, Triplets or Quadruplets who purchase a Huawei Ascend P7, Huawei X1 7.0, Huawei Ascend G6 or Huawei Ascend G750 from the store, from 16 July 2014 to 20 July 2014, are entitled to a “buy 1 free 1 or buy 1 free 2” promotion". Here's what Huawei Malaysia had to say about it:
“At Huawei, we strongly believe that affordability and brand experience should not be mutually exclusive. Our flagship stores personify this belief. We are very excited to be one of the first Chinese high-tech companies to open a store in KLCC, a renowned landmark in Malaysia. When we first started to sell our own branded handsets two years ago, Huawei is unknown to most of the consumers. Thanks to the support from our customers, high quality of our phones and the team’s dedication, our business has changed significantly. Today we are very proud to reach the milestone to open our own flagship store in Suria KLCC. With more points of sale, a stronger network, and many more devices, it has been a truly exciting journey. Today’s event is an indication of how far we have come and our commitment to keep delivering in Malaysia.” Gary Xu, Country Director for Huawei Consumer Business Group in Malaysia
Jun 27, 2014
We've been quite excited with what the Huawei MediaPad X1 has to show us and we've since gone hands-on with the tablet smartphone. While sporting a 7-inch full HD screen, the overall design of the tablet is 80% screen to body placing it well above the other 7-inch tablet competition. Featuring 2.99mm super slim side bezels, the MediaPad X1 is also one of the most compact tablets available in Malaysia. At 7.18mm thin it is also one of the thinnest and thanks to it's aluminum alloy unibody chassis it is also very tough. For the full hands-on, check out the video in this article.
Jun 23, 2014
The Huawei MediaPad X1 or Honor X1 tablet makes a splash as one of the most powerful 7-inch tablets with smartphone capabilities around. Recently introduced in Malaysia along with the Huawei Ascend P7 smartphone, the tablet packs in tech specs which include a 7-inch IPS display with 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution, 2GB RAM, 4G LTE, 13MP rear camera, 5MP front camera and super slim design. Priced at RM1399 for the 4G LTE version and RM1299 for the 3G version, Huawei Malaysia were kind enough to provide us with a unit for review. You can see the unboxing video for the Huawei MediaPad X1 or Honor X1 in this article.