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MWC 2015: Huawei reveals MediaPad X2 giant phablet

Huawei has unveiled its new MediaPad X2 phablet over at Mobile World Congress.

While the firm is branding it a phablet, the fact that it’s a 7in device really marks it as a tablet in our books – but it is a phone, so technically can be called a phablet. Indeed, it’s actually a dual-SIM device, and supports 4G LTE.

The 7in screen has a resolution of 1920 x 1200, offering 323 ppi, and a wide viewing angle of up to 178 degrees, Huawei claims.

As for the CPU, we’re talking a 2GHz Kirin 930 octa-core (64-bit) processor, with Mali-T628 graphics, and DTS surround technology apparently backing up the visual experience for games and movies.

Twin cameras are on board the MediaPad X2, with a 13 megapixel snapper on the rear, and a 5 megapixel front-facer with a wide angle for selfies.

The battery is a hefty 5,000mAh effort which can handle 15 hours of surfing the web, or 12 hours of online video streaming (providing your data package can also handle that, of course, if you’re not using Wi-Fi!).

It’s svelte at 7.3mm, and the screen of the MediaPad X2 is practically borderless, which looks quite slick – and makes a phablet this size a bit easier to hold.

The device will be sold in two flavours: a standard model with a moonlight silver body and 2GB of RAM with 16GB of storage, and a premium amber gold phablet which ups the RAM and storage to 3GB and 32GB respectively.

The pricing and launch date are to be confirmed.

Darren Allan

Darran has over 25 years of experience in digital and magazine publishing as a writer and editor. He's also an author, having co-written a novel published by Little, Brown (Hachette UK). He currently writes news, features and buying guides for TechRadar, and occasionally other Future websites such as T3 or Creative Bloq and he's a copy editor for TechRadar Pro. Darrran has written for a large number of tech and gaming websites/magazines in the past, including Web User and ComputerActive. He has also worked at IDG Media, having been the Editor of PC Games Solutions and the Deputy Editor of PC Home.