Huawei’s 7-inch tablet set to launch in US during year’s end.

Huawei tabletNew Delhi: Huawei’s 7-inch tablet will be launched in the US during this year’s 4th quarter, according to a company spokeswoman.

Huawei’s MediaPad, which the Chinese company unveiled in June, is also slated to appear in Hong Kong, Thailand and China in the same period. In Malaysia, the device is likely to go on sale in mid-October.

Huawei’s MediaPad will run Google’s Android 3.2 version, which is designed exclusively to run on a 7-inch tablet. The MediaPad is 10.5 mm thick and weighs at 390 grams. The device uses a Qualcomm dual-core 1.2 GHz processor and battery life will last over 6 hours.

It can also playback 1080p high-definition video and comes with a 5-megapixel camera at the back and a 1.3-megapixel camera in the front.

Huawei is best known as a telecommunications equipment supplier. But the company wants to become a major player in the world’s tablet market. Preceding year, the company released its Ideos S7 device in definite markets, including the US.

The company has formerly said that pricing will depend on the market. Although in Singapore, the MediaPad is already available for order at $473, according to the Huawei spokeswoman.

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