It looks like Google’s Nexus 7 will soon be receiving some competition from Huawei in the 7-inch tablet market. The China-based company recently revealed its MediaPad 7 Lite tablet. Unfortunately, very few details have been revealed about the specs of this forthcoming tablet.
From the press images above, it appears that the MediaPad 7 Lite is running a near-stock build of Ice Cream Sandwich. Huawei does note that the device will feature an IPS display capable of 1080p HD video playback. This mysterious slab will also support cellular voice calls, SMS and MMS via 3G, which suggests that the MediaPad 7 Lite will likely be paired with a wireless carrier upon its launch. Voice calls? Wow, and we thought the Galaxy Note was a big “phablet.” Imagine holding this one up to your head.
There appears to be a front-facing camera on the tablet’s upper right-hand corner and, if you flip the MediaPad 7 Lite facedown, you’ll also notice a rear-facing camera positioned near what appears to be a speaker.
The MediaPad 7 Lite features a slick unibody design that is somewhat reminiscent of the HTC Flyer. While there’s no indication of when and where this tablet will launch, or how much it will cost. Huawei could very well have a winner on its hands if it prices the device around $200 and offers compelling content on a par with the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire.