Thought I would jump in here and share some other 7 inch phablets that are/will be available. I too am looking for a 7 inch device. I am in the US using T-Mobile, so the only compatible speed would be 3G using the 1900 MHz frequency (which T-Mobile has refarmed to HSPA+ in many areas). That, theoretically, should give some fairly decent speeds. But unfortunately, T-Mobile doesn't guarantee the reliability of the 1900 Mhz frequency. There is really not any International phones that work with T-Mobile's LTE (1700/2100 Mhz)...I was real close to purchasing a Sony Xperia Z Ultra, but the cons to that are the battery, no camera flash, and a bit small at only 6.44 inches. I was real excited about this cheap Chinese phone called the OrientPhone Mega Pro 7, but I don't think it has the correct 3G frequency that I need for T-Mobile USA. So with that said, I will probably wait for the MediaPad X1/Honor in Black/3G to be released.
Here's the list: Let us know what you decide on.
Huawei MediaPad X1 / Huawei Honor X1 (7 inch)
3G: WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100MHz TD-SCDMA A + F
4G: TDD-LTE:B38/39/40/41, FDD-LTE: B1/3/7
Data Services GPRS / EDGE / WCDMA HSPA + (DL: 42Mbps, UL: 5.76Mbps) / TD-SCDMA/TD-HSPA (DL: 2.8Mbps, UL: 2.2Mbps) / TDD LTE (DL: 112Mpbs, UL: 10Mbps)
HP Slate 7 VoiceTab Ultra (7 inch: possibly rebranded Huawei MediaPad X1)
GSM at 850/1800/1900 MHz
WCDMA at6 900/2100 MHz primary with a printed circuit board (PCB) design to support 850/2100 MHz
OrientPhone Mega Pro 7.0 (7 inch)
2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
3G: WCDMA 850/2100MHz
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 (8.4 inch International)
2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SM-T321, SM-T325
3G HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - SM-T321, SM-T325
4G LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 - SM-T325
I actually purchased and tried this device but service was not reliable. Sometimes I would get HSPA+ other times slow as a dog. Also, it was just a tad too big for everyday practical use. 7 inch seems to be the sweet spot for me...
HiSense MaxE X1
Not enough specs out yet and not available for sale that I could find.
Sony Xperia Z Ultra (6.4 inches)
This is the option which I was about to pull the trigger on because I know for a fact it will work on T-Mobile LTE. Only hesitation is that I really would like a 7 inch screen and most importantly an LED Flash for the camera. This doesn't have those
Huawei Ascend Mate 2 (6.1 inch)
I am currently using this now on T-Mobile LTE. It is actually an awesome phone and have no regrets purchasing it. Battery life is unbelievable. Can literally go for days with normal use. But, as mentioned, I would like a bit more screen real estate if possible.
Some very important and distressing info on the Huawei Mediapad X1 4G 32GB that I've just bought:
I use a Three UK pay as you go sim which normally gives me 300mins, 3000 texts and unlimited data. I put it into the Mediapad X1 and the phone works well for calls and texts but I can't use mobile data. The Three UK sim thinks the phone is a tablet and refuses to connect, informing me that I need to use a mobile broadband sim if I want to have mobile data access.
Three customer support tell me that this is a tablet and there is no solution other than buying a new data sim but then I won't be able to make calls or send texts.
Any ideas how to solve this?