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PC World Australia - Chinese smartphone brand Huawei has unveiled an 8in tablet ahead of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
Huawei's MediaPad M1 is an 8in tablet that has a body made from aviation aluminum metal. Its IPS screen has a 800x1280 resolution, is bordered by a thick black bezel and it features front-facing speakers. .
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Between the aluminum body, black bezel and front facing speakers, it's hard to deny the M1 bears some resemblance to the HTC One. Just a really big version of the device.
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The 8in tablet is 8mm thin and weighs "about 329g". It runs Huawei's custom skin overlay on-top of the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system. The software is a bit of a let down considering the latest version of Android is 4.4 KitKat.
A look over the tablet's hardware and we get the inkling the MediaPad isn't a market leading device. Powering the tablet is a quad-core 1.6GHz CPU, 1GB of RAM and a 4800mAh battery. There's 8GB of internal storage which can be expanded through a microSD memory card to 32GB.
Rounding off the tablet are a rear 5MP camera capable of Full HD video recording and a front 1MP camera.
Four versions of the MediaPad M1 will go into development and it is unclear if the MediaPad reaching Australian shores will support 4G frequencies.