During a recent sitdown with the Huawei CMO, the folks of Engadget figured out both the price tag of the Huawei MediaPad X1 flagship and the reason for this pricing. It appears that the newcomer will cost $300 and the reason can be found out below.

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This is a 7 inch tablet, that’s supposed to actually be a phone, one that packs a 5000 mAh battery and a 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution display. We also get 150 Mbps LTE on it and the retail price quoted by the official was 399 euros at the launch event or abut $550 for the LTE unit. Back in China this model has an insane discount and only costs $300.

The same quad core tablet will be sold, but under a different name. It will be called Honor X1 and this 3G model will retail for about $290, while the 4G unit will go for $330. That’s a $220 price drop of the LTE model. The reason for the price drop is interesting: in some countries this model is seen as a phone and in some as a tablet. In China the X1 is seen as a phone and priced as such. Strange reasons, right?

  • shuo

    the real reason is chinese market is much more competitive…many similar devices are tagged at $300 or lower, e.g. coolpad, xiaomi, lenovo, cube, oppo, zte, hisense.. most of them just can’t be bothered to sell in the global market because of marketing and intellectual property issues