At CNY 3,200 ($473), HUAWEI is offering its MatePad 5G as the company’s latest mid-end tablet. The new HUAWEI MatePad is identical to the China version but with 5G modem connectivity.
The MatePad 5G is powered by HiSilicon Kirin 820 5G with dual Cortex-A76 on 2.36GHz and 2.22GHz + 4x Cortex-A55 1.84 GHz processor with ARM Mali-G57MP6 GPU, with NPU (Neural-network Processing Unit).
On the front is a 10.4-inch IPS display with 470 nit brightness, with 2000 x 1200 pixel screen resolution. It offers smaller bezels, measuring 7.45mm thickness, weighs 460g, and sports a dual 8-megapixels rear and front cameras.
The new tablet is available in a single variant, 6GB of RAM, 128GB internal storage, and expandable up to 512GB with a dedicated microSD card slot, and it runs on Android 10 OS out of the box with HUAWEI’s EMUI 10.1 on top.
Identical to the Chinese non-5G MatePad, the new 5G tablet comes with support for HUAWEI M-Pencil for Graffiti painting, document processing, and class notes. The company’s M-Pencil is being sold separately.
Other features include the Quad speakers, four microphones, and come in Gray and White color options. For connectivity, we have the 5G SA/NSA, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, GLONASS.
For battery life, HUAWEI is incorporated a massive 7250mAh battery capacity with 22.5W fast charging via USB Type-C connectivity. Instead of 18W charging speed on the non-5G MatePad, the new MatePad boasts of 22.5W that gets you 30% in 30mins and 100% in 2.5 hours.
Inside the box is a Type-C to 3.5 mm adapter, and similar to Samsung DEX, the MatePad 5G comes with support for Huawei’s desktop experience, which can turn it into a compact laptop replacement.
Alongside the M-Pencil as part of its accessories, there is a hardware keyboard cover. The HUAWEI MatePad 5G costs 3199 yuan ($473) and can be purchased via vmall in China.
It is more affordable than the company’s high-end tablet Huawei MatePad Pro 5G that starts at CNY 5,300 ($785). However, the company did not mention if the new MatePad 5G will be getting global recognition any time soon.