Post updated July 10th, 2015 at 08:19 pm
Huawei seems to be busy registering its products in SIRIM’s database. Today, we spotted the MediaPad X2 there, not long after the Huawei MediaPad M2 appeared in the database as well. Chances are, Huawei is planning to launch these two devices in Malaysia soon.
Just like the MediaPad M2, the X2 is a premium tablet (or a phablet, depending on who you ask) with an all-metal build. The similarities go beyond that as well, as both tablets are also equipped with a HiSilicon Kirin 930 2GHz octa-core processor, a choice of 16GB of internal storage with 2GB of RAM or 32GB of storage with 3GB of RAM, and a microSD card slot that supports cards up to 128GB.
However, that’s where the similarities end. In comparison to the M2, the MediaPad X2 is thinner at 7.28mm. It also has a smaller 16:10 aspect ratio 7-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1920 x 1200. Other than that, it has a 13MP rear camera, a 5MP front-facing snapper, and a 5,000mAh battery.
Of course, the MediaPad X2 also has LTE connectivity and dual SIM support. It also has an earpiece, which technically makes it a “really large smartphone”, or just a small tablet. Oddly enough, it comes with Emotion UI 3.0 based on Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box, whereas the MediaPad M2 comes with EMUI 3.1 based on Android 5.1.
No word yet from Huawei Malaysia on the availability of the MediaPad X2 and M2 on our shores. That being said, seeing how both devices have appeared in SIRIM’s database, it shouldn’t be much longer now, although a SIRIM certification doesn’t guarantee the devices’ launch in Malaysia.