Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD claims to be world's first quad-core tablet

Huawei has unveiled what it boasts is the world's first quad-core tablet device, the Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD. It's seriously high-end too, with a Huawei 1.5GHz K3 quad-core processor, featuring an embedded GPU, 2GB of RAM, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and a 10-inch 1920 x 1080 IPS HD touchscreen display.

There's no skimping on the camera either, with an 8-megapixel sensor for the rear and a 1.3-megapixel webcam on the front. And Dolby surround sound technology is in-built to help increase the audiofield for gaming and watching movies.

It's made of aluminium-alloy materials in a unibody design, is 8.8mm thin and weighs a mere 598g (in comparison, the iPad 2 weighs 599g).

Richard Yu, chairman of Huawei Device, believes that the new tablet's power will excite many, especially those in gaming and movie watching. "We have created the Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD to excel in all of the entertainment capabilities including speed, power, web-browsing, high-definition display and audio, and packaging it all in a compact and portable body," he says.

The Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD will be released globally in Q2 (spring) but we're not sure of the price at present. It will come with 3G and LTE support.

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