Huawei MediaPad 10 Link tablet, which offers 10 inch display, quad core processor and 3G connectivity, is now available on pre-order from Flipkart. The tablet has been priced at Rs 24,990 and will start shipping in the first week of June.
Huawei MediaPad 10 Link is based on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system and has 1.2 GHz quad core processor, 16 core GPU (Huawei’s own 1.2 GHz Hisilicon K3V2 Cortex-A9 Quad Core), 1GB RAM and 16 GB inbuilt memory. The tablet comes with a SIM slot and allows 3G connection at up to 42 Mbps speed, which is though not much of use in India as currently no service provider offers data connectivity at that speed. At present, it is not clear whether the tablet supports SIM calling or not. However, the tablet has WiFi, Bluetooth v3.0 and GPS.
The MediaPad 10 Link has a 10.1 inch IPS display with 1280 x 800 resolution. However in the camera space, the tablet is not strong as it has only 3 megapixel rear camera and a 0.3 megapixel front camera.
Huawei has put in a 6600 mAh Lithium Polymer battery in the tablet with a promised 8 hours internet browsing time on a single charge.
While it is one of the cheapest quad core tablet with 3G right now, but still we feel Huawei has priced the tablet slightly on the higher side, however, post launch there might be some price correction which will make it more affordable and desirable. The biggest issue with the tablet is that it comes from a brand that is not very well know, despite it being market leader in segments like dongles and telecom equipment.