The slim version of the S7 Android tablet from Huawei has made its appearance at the WMC 2011. However, while this was in line with what was expected, what came as a pleasant surprise is the presence of another version of S7, the Ideos S7 Pro that too was seen adding grace to the Huawei camp.
Now coming to the S7 Slim, it seems to be the on-diet version of the original S7 tablet that was launched last year. However, the S7 Slim is not just about a thinner profile but also include some changes to its exterior that has made the tablet quite a looker. In fact, whether its about the absence of the optical finger navigation area or the change in the layout of the navigation keys and the webcam from one side to the other, but the effect has been astounding. What is also good is the earlier resistive touch screen has been done away with in favor of the more user friendly capacitive touch screen. Unfortunately, the screen resolution continues to be the same 800 x 480 pixel, something that put’s it in the league of many a high end smartphone. An improvement here would have definitely made the S7 much more endearing.
However, there is not much information available as to what the interiors of the tablet is made of. Like while its known there is a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor behind the 7 inch display, Huawei is not revealing whether its a 1 GHz or a 1.2 GHz unit though we do hope its not the same 768MHz Snapdragon processor carried over from the S7. The operating system is Android 2.2 Froyo with a light weight UI built on top of it. The rest of the spec story runs like this: USB port, a HDMI out port, a microSD card slot, along with cameras in the front and the rear of the device. Connectivity options comprise of 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS. Price wise, the S7 Slim is likely to ship for $300.
About the S7 Pro, its a non working version that is on display. Also, its one more about which Huawei isn’t in the mood to reveal much. However, from the looks of it, the Pro version seems to have a 1.2 GHz dual core processor running Google Android 2.3 Gingerbread and capable of playing back 1080p HD quality video. The Pro version also includes an USB port and is encased with an aluminum casing. Its also not known whether the Pro means the tablet is the enterprise version of the S7, meant for business application.
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