If you want a 7-inch Android tablet, you're about to get an enticing option from Huawei.
TENAA, China's telecommunications equipment certification body, has approved the Huawei MediaPad X1 7.0. It's a tablet with a 1,920 x 1,200 high-resolution display at 323ppi, meaning Google's Nexus 7 could have a legit rival.
Other specs include 3G connectivity, 2 GB RAM, Mali-450 GPU, and Huawei’s quad-core Hisilicon 910 Kirin chip clocked at 1.6GHz. It is based on ARM’s Cortex-A9 architecture, though it's unclear if the processor is better than the Nexus 7's Snapdragon S4 Pro.
As for size, the MediaPad X1 7.0 is just 238.1 grams and 7.5mm thick. That's makes it noticeably lighter than the Nexus 7 and Apple’s iPad mini. That said, there is one downside: this tablet runs Android 4.2. So, if you're hankering for some KitKat, you're out of luck.
Huawei hasn't officially confirmed the new MediaPad, though TENAA certification indicated an announcement is coming soon. There's also no word yet on pricing.