This Sunday at the Mobile World Congress, leading smartphone manufacturer Huawei unveiled its new Android powered-device, MediaPad X1. The 7-inch device is lighter, tighter and has calling capabilities as well. As ridiculous as it may sound, and even appear, the Chinese giant claims that the device is designed in such a way that it can really be used as a phone.

It weighs at just 239g and scales under 104mm in width and 7mm in thickness and runs an Android 4.2.2. Powered by 1.6GHz quad-core processor, Huawei has managed to put a 5000 mAh battery inside it.


The device doesn’t sport any physical buttons upfront, but does have your standard volume, power buttons and a 3.5mm headphone jack. In addition, there are slots for SIM card and memory card.

At the multimedia front, you will find a 13 MP camera at the back, and a 5 MP camera on top. Packing 323 pixels-per-inch, the device boasts full HD support.

The only minus point here is the Android 4.2 which the device is running, considering that Android 4.4.2, better known as KitKat, has been around for a while. MediaPad X1 runs the Emotion interface on top of the pure Android. This may help you not get bothered with the interface after all.

In addition to the humongous 5000 mAh battery, the company has rolled out a feature that will allow you to charge your Huawei phone by connecting it with the device.

The device has been priced at 399 Euros and will hit the store later this year.

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Manish is an Engineering graduate in Computer Science but spends more time in writing about technology. He has written for a number of Indian and international publications including BetaNews, BGR India, WinBeta, MakeTechEasier, MediaNama, and Digit magazine among others. When not writing, you would find him ranting about the state of digital journalism on Twitter.