Huawei announced on May 2 regarding the availability of four mobile devices in Singapore. They are the 5.5-inch Honor 3X phablet, the 7-inch MediaPad X1 tablet, the mobile Wi-Fi device Miao Wang and the home entertainment device, Media Q.
As the flagship smartphone of the Huawei Honor series, the Honor 3X packs a MediaTek MT6592 1.7GHz octa-core processor and 2GB RAM.
It sports a 5.5-inch 720p display, a 13-megapixel rear BSI camera with F2.2 aperture, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera and a 3,000mAh battery.
Other specs include 16GB internal storage, microSD expansion up to 64GB and Huawei's proprietary interface, Emotion UI.
The Honor 3X is available now in black and white with a retail price of S$468 (without line contract and inclusive of GST).
It will go up against the likes of the Xiaomi Redmi Note and HTC Desire 816.
First announced at Mobile World Congress 2014, the MediaPad X1 combines the functions of a smartphone and a tablet in an ultra-slim chassis of 7.18mm.
For comparison's sake, it is slimmer than the 7.9-inch Apple iPad Mini with Retina Display which measures 7.5mm thin.
The X1 comes with a 7-inch Full-HD (1,920 x 1,200 pixels) LTPS display that has an 80 per cent screen-to-body ratio thanks to the 2.99mm thin bezel.
Unlike most of its competitors, the X1 is encased in a full aluminium alloy unibody that weighs a mere 239g.
Running under the hood is a 1.6GHz quad-core HiSilicon Kirin910 LTE Cat4 SoC chip, 2GB RAM, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and Emotion UI 2.0.
While it comes with 16GB internal storage, you can increase its storage capacity by up to 32GB via the microSD memory card slot.
Its 5,000mAh battery is stated to provide up to 21 days of standby time and more than five full days of continuous video or web surfing. In addition, the X1 is capable of charging other mobile devices with its reverse charging function.
Other specs include a 13-megapixel rear autofocus camera, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n. The X1 is available in both 3G and 4G variants.
The 3G model is now available for S$498 while the 4G variant is priced at S$598 and will be available in June.
Both prices quoted are without line contract and inclusive of GST. If you are interested in the X1, do check out our hands-on article here.