Huawei is a very popular Android OEM, even if its not a household name in the West, it has a phenomenal user base back in China. Its no secret that Huawei wants to break into the global smartphone market, compete at a much bigger scale in key markets around the globe. The Ascend Mate 2 smartphone, announced at CES 2014, was a testament to its commitment. It appears that Huawei has a new 7 inch tablet up its sleeve that wants to take on the Google Nexus 7, the Huawei MediaPad X1 7.0 matches its 1,900×1,200 pixel resolution display.

Nexus 7 stands out from the crop of tablets in its class because most of them, in a bid to reduce price, don’t have displays as impressive as Google’s tablet. This is one of the major reasons why Nexus 7 happens to be so popular and successful as compared to other tablets in its class. Huawei MediaPad X1 7.0 might change that, at least in China. The company’s TENAA agency has approved this 7 inch tablet with a 1,920×1,200 display and a 1.6GHz quadcore Hisilicon processor under the hood. It is unclear right now if this processor will have more weight over the Snapdragon S4 Pro found inside the Nexus 7. MediaPad X1 also happens to weigh just 8.4 ounces and measures in at just 0.3 inch thick. Huawei hasn’t officially unveiled the MediaPad X1 just yet, but seeing as how it has received the required regulatory approval by China’s TENAA, its only a matter of time before the customary press release is shot out.

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