MWC leaks: Huawei tablet, smartwatch pictured early


Huawei’s going to have one of the earliest big events of MWC, sharing its new wares this Sunday. Thanks to teasers, rumors, and a leak or two, we’ve already started to put together a pretty good picture of what to expect from the manufacturer. Two of the devices we’ve heard mentioned are some kind of smartwatch, as well a multimedia-focused tablet. Today we get a preview of two such models, with leaks outing the Huaewi Mediapad X1, and a wristband that just might be this fabled smartwatch.

The Mediapad X1 should be a seven-inch tablet with a 1920 x 1200 display. The hardware actually pretty solid, with 2GB of RAM, a quad-core 1.6GHz SoC, and a nice big 6000mAh battery. We could even see a 13MP rear camera with 5MP front facer, both pretty hefty for a tablet. As we can see from the shots, it looks like voice call support may be present, and that Huawei will have its own S-View-style window covers.

Then there’s this… smartwatch? The pic was posted by a Huawei exec, calling it her new toy, which makes it sound legit enough, but this is not the sort of smartwatch we’re used to. Instead, it looks like some kind of hybrid fitness tracker, though quite a bit chunkier than we’re used to from such devices. Maybe we’re missing something about its functionality that helps explain its design, but for the moment we’re not quite sure how to react to this guy; it’s just far from what we expected.

Check back on Sunday for the official news on Huawei’s new hardware.


Source: Weibo 1,2
Via: Engadget, Into Mobile

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