Huawei MediaPad 7 Vogue Price in Philippines, Specs, Release Date : 7-Inch Tablet With Phone Functionality, Where To Buy It?

Huawei, the largest telecommunications equipment maker in the world, has just released two new Android tablets in the Philippines -- proving that the Chinese giant is serious about making our country one of their key markets for their consumer products.

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"Building on the popularity of the Huawei MediaPad series, we've created a new tablet that caters to fashionistas, technology seekers, entertainment junkies, and people who simply expect more from their technology," said Mr. Leo Wang, Country Manager of Huawei Device Philippines.

He added, "We’re delighted to introduce the MediaPad 7 Vogue and MediaPad 10 Link, our 3G/WiFi-enabled tablets with world-class entertainment capabilities and long-lasting battery power. They are perfect examples of Huawei’s dedication to making extraordinary experiences possible."

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Featuring a unibody aluminum case and a 7-inch 600 x 1024 pixels IPS LCD screen, Huawei MediaPad 7 Vogue - shown in the photos above - runs Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean operating system with its 1.2 GHz Quad Core chipset also made by Huawei and handles multitasking with 1GB of RAM. It also sports a 3.15 MegaPixels main camera, a VGA front cam, VGA video recorder, 8 GB of internal storage that's expandable via microSD card slot, and a non-removable Li-Po 4,100 mAh battery. As for connectivity, the svelte tablet supports WiFi, Bluetooth, and 3G HSPA+.

But what sets this slate apart from other devices in its category is that it has full phone functionality. This means that you can use it to send text messages and even to make calls! And according to Huawei, MediaPad 7 Vogue even boasts a built-in receiver for direct calling capability that removes the need for headphones.

Both MediaPad 7 Vogue and MediaPad 10 Link, which I'll talk about in a separate entry, come with free leather case when you purchase them. The two tablets are now available for purchase nationwide.

Interested? You can get Huawei MediaPad 7 Vogue for only Php 10,990 in the following gadget shops across the country:

BSD International – SM Megamall; Into Gadget – Market! Market!, Greenhills, Valenzuela, Subic, Marque Mall; Citylight – Fairview, Marikina; Hello Telecom – Robinsons Ermita; Technokid – Pampanga; PC Express – Cubao, Megamall, SM North EDSA; ADI Telecom – Metro Manila & Baguio branches; Compuware - Bulacan, Pampanga, Valenzuela; EDS – Tacloban; Dynamic PC – Vmall; NuTech Cebu; Aerophone – Cebu; Gaisano Interpace Gilmore - Davao; Digital Interface – Davao; Gaisano Interpace – CDO, Iligan, Butuan; Scientific Comp – Bulacan; BCG – Bacolod; Tekpone – Davao; PC Market – Dagupan; Hello Telecom – Dagupan; TCA; PC Cartel.

Our friends from Huawei Device Philippines told me yesterday that they're just awaiting approval from their HQ in China to send review units of these slates to TechPinas. Stay tuned for our unboxing and initial impressions posts, TP Friends!

TechPinas Tablet Technical Specs Table (TTabTST)
Name Huawei MediaPad 7 Vogue
Type Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen), Tablet with Phone Functionality
Price Category Midrange
Dimensions193.8 x 121.3 x 9.5 mm
Weight 335 grams
Available Colors White, Black
Operating System Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
Display 7.0 inches (~170 ppi pixel density), 600 x 1024 pixels, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Processor Quad-core 1.2 GHz Huawei K3V2 chipset
Internal Storage 8 GB options, expandable via microSD card slot
Camera 3.15 MegaPixels, 2048 x 1536 pixels, autofocus, VGA front camera
Video Capture VGA main camera, VGA for front camera
Audio and Video Playback MP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, MP4, WMV, H.263, H.264 player
Ports microUSB v2.0, USB Host, 3.5 mm audio jack
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP, EDR, 3G HSDPA, 42 Mbps
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
Sensors Accelerometer, Proximity
Network 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, 3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100
SIM Card Type Mini SIM (Regular)
Battery Non-removable Li-Po 4,100 mAh battery
Uptime TBD, 20 Hours of Talk Time
Value-Added Features Aluminum frame, Emotion UI 1.5, full phone functionality
Announcement September 13, 2013
Availability September 13, 2013
Price Official SRP: Php 10,990