Huawei's next 7-inch budget-conscious tablet, allegedly named MediaPad 7 Vogue, is likely very close to its official intro after very recently getting FCC's stamp of approval.
There’s no question Huawei is on the verge of becoming a major player in the global smartphone market (that is, if they’re not already), but when it comes to tablets, they’re still a long way from challenging the big guys.
The MediaPad 7 Vogue, the company’s rumored next tab effort, is unlikely to drastically change things, but provided it’ll have the right price point slapped to its name it could make a few waves. For the moment though, we have no official info on pricing. Nor do we have a release date.
Come to think of it, the slate itself is yet to be confirmed as headed our way. But an @evleak from a couple of months ago, plus a DLNA certification and now an FCC approval should set the thing’s identity in stone and hint at an imminent launch.
As usual, the FCC listing reveals little of the 7-incher’s spec sheet, though it confirms its display size, plus the optional 3G and 4G LTE support.
Thankfully, the rest of the blanks can be filled courtesy of that past leak, so it’s near certain the MediaPad 7 Vogue will sport a 1,024 x 600 pixels resolution panel and pack quad-core power. Specifically Cortex A9-based quad-core power, most likely in two versions, with a CPU clocked at 1.2 GHz and one at 1.5.
Other “known” features include 1 GB of RAM, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, HDMI and microSD support, while basically the only question marks left up in the air concern the on-board storage and battery size.
So far, so good though if Huawei is thinking about providing users with a lower-end, lower-cost Nexus 7 alternative. But it’ll still all come down to how cheap the thing will be. Will $150 be cheap enough? And if not, can Huawei really afford to price it lower? Only time will tell.