July 30, 2014

Android 2.1 Powered Huawei S7 Tablet Works as 7-Inch Phone

If there is one thing Android has certainly become very good at, it’s blurring the line between tablet and smart phone.  Where exactly does one decide to stop calling something a phone?  Is it five inches?  How about 5.5-inches? What if the device was 7-inches and still had the ability to make and receive calls?  I would like to go ahead and take the initiative to coin a new term, “phablet”.

At seven inches, the Huawei S7 is the biggest display we’ve seen on a phablet yet.  It’s bigger than tablets and Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs) from the likes of Archos yet it still doubles as a traditional cell phone.  Check out the video below, courtesy of Engadget, for a quick look at what’s in store from the Chinese device maker.

The full list of specs aren’t yet known but we’ve learned there’s a 1GHz Snapdragon chip on board and it’s running Android 2.1.  The video shows HD playback, a kickstand, a volume rocker, and amicroUSB port.  Other than that, I’m chomping at the bit for more.