There seems to be no limit as to what screen size an Android device with voice calling functionality should be. Just when 6-inch phone-tablet hybrids are becoming the norm, Huawei has officially unveiled the MediaPad 7 Vogue tablet that can also be used to make calls.
It’s not certainly as impressive as the recently announced Ascend P6—Huawei’s (and one of the world’s) thinnest smartphone—in terms of specs, but it does come with a sturdy, aluminum build.
Huawei has outfitted the MediaPad 7 with average hardware components, so there’s hardly anything to neither brag about nor scoff at. Running under the hood is Huawei’s own quad-core CPU based on the ARM Cortex-A9 architecture with a 16-core GPU and 1GB system memory. The 7-inch IPS display comes with a 1024×600 resolution and a 5-point capacitive touch capability. Only a few media files and data content can be stored in the device’s 8GB internal storage, although a microSD slot allows storage expansion for up to 32GB. The tablet’s calling functionality means that it also features SMS and MMS text messaging services.
The Huawei MediaPad 7 Vogue is first headed to Huawei’s base country, China, later this month. Other countries have yet to receive exact release dates. No pricing information is available, but the tablet is confirmed to come in both black and white color variants, as well as either WiFi-only or 3G configuration. If Huawei wants this to sell like hotcakes, then the company should price it close to the likes of the Galaxy Tab 3 and Nexus 7.