CHINESE TELECOM VENDOR Huawei will launch its flagship Android 3D smartphone, the Vision, and own branded tablet, the Mediapad at a UK event in London tonight.
The phone maker is expected to give more details such as pricing and availability when it launches the two devices at a media event hosted by its UK MD Mark Mitchinson.
Huawei announced both the Vision and the Mediapad separately earlier this year. At the time, they were earmarked for UK release in the "second half" of 2011, so we can certainly expect them on the shelves before Christmas.
The Vision features a 3D user interface and a "carousel display", and runs the Android 2.3 Gingerbread mobile OS. It has a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM 8255 processor.
Like a posh car, the Huawei Vision has an aluminum alloy "uni-body" that comes in rose gold, silver or charcoal, along with "a curve touch design".
The device measures only 9.9mm at its thinnest point and weighs 121g. It supports HD 720p video recording and features a 5MP auto focus camera with LED flash. It also has Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, high-speed WiFi 802.11b/g/n internet connectivity, and a full range of messaging capabilities including SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail and IM.
Meanwhile, Huawei's Mediapad tablet will run Android 3.2 Honeycomb and has a 7in IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen.
The Mediapad is 10.5mm thick and weighs 390g, and will be "supported by Huawei Device's Hispace cloud solution". Meanwhile, the battery will last over six hours.
A 1.2GHz dual-core processor from Qualcomm will power the Mediapad and there is a front facing camera of 1.3MP. It has WiFi and HSPA+ 3G and an HDMI port. Pre-installed applications will include Facebook, Twitter, Let's Golf and Documents to go, as well as support for Flash 10.3.
The INQUIRER will be attending the event tonight, so check back here later on for more details. µ
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