HUAWEI MatePad Pro 5G Review : Kirin 990 5G, M-Pencil, and two-way wireless changing

HUAWEI MatePad Pro 5G announced as another iPad Pro clone with a 10.8-inch Quad HD+ display, Kirin 990 5G, M-Pencil, in-screen camera, and supports wireless charging tech.

In China, Huawei announced a MatePad Pro in November and it debuts with iPad Pro features. In 2020, Huawei introduces the 5G variant of the same MatePad Pro.

Comparing the 2019’s and 2020’s MatePad Pro, you will find almost identical specs and features. Starting from the display, battery, cameras, processor, operating system and others.

HUAWEI MediaPad Pro 5G Specs

*. Display: 10.8-inch (2560 x 1600) WQXGA 16:10 2.5D curved glass display
*. OS: HUAWEI Kirin 990 5G processor
*. GPU: ARM Mali-G76MP16, Dual Big Core + Tiny Core NPUs
*. RAM: 8GB LPDDR4x RAM
*. Storage: 256GB / 512GB, expandable memory up to 256GB with NM card
*. OS: EMUI 10.0.1 based on Android 10, HMS
*. Back camera: 13-megapixels auto-focus rear camera with PDAF, f/1.8 aperture
*. Front camera: 8-megapixels selfie Camera with f/2.0 aperture
*. Dimensions: 246 x 159x 7.99mm
*. Weight: 492g
*. Network and connectivity: 5G / 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4/5GHz), Bluetooth 5.1 LE, GPS, USB Type-C
*. Battery: 7250mAh battery capacity with 40W HUAWEI super fast charge

HUAWEI MatePad Pro 5G

M-Pencil and Smart Keyboard

Notably, the Huawei MatePad Pro 5G comes with an optional stylus pen, known as M-Pencil 12 for Graffiti painting, document processing, class notes, and more with 4096-level pressure sense and 20ms ultra-low latency.

The M-Pencil was also available on the original MatePad Pro WiFi/LTE version, which supports fast charging, charges for 30 seconds and write for 10 hours straight.

It can still be attached to the top of the tablet with active magnetic pairing, and simultaneous wireless charging. Which much like the Galaxy Tab S6 that can be attached at the top and back of the tablet.

It also comes with an optional 260 grams keyboard cover, known as the smart magnetic keyboard with 1.3mm keystrokes. You can practically open the keyboard to wake up the tablet and close the keyboard and turn it into a screen protector.

5G and Two-way wireless charging

Huawei packs impressive feature up its sleeve, that is the two-way wireless charging. Powered by a 7250mAh battery capacity with 40W HUAWEI super fast charge, 15W wireless charging, and 7.5w reverse charging.

You can wireless charge the tablet, it offers wireless charging capacity to other phones. The company confirmed that it can use this capability to charge its keyboard case wirelessly.

And much like other reverse charging phones out there, you can use this feature to charge one device at a time, either supported headphones or smartphones.

There is the 5G modem, along with other network and connectivity features such as 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4/5GHz), Bluetooth 5.1 LE, GPS, USB Type-C.

HUAWEI MatePad Pro 5G tablet and pen
HUAWEI MatePad Pro 5G tablet and pen – Anandtech.com

Unique Display and Design

Meanwhile, every other specs and feature still runs on the vein of the tablet. Featuring a 10.8-inch QHD+ (2560 x 1600 pixels) 2.5D curved glass display with 90% screen-to-body ratio with 4.9mm slim frame.

We can confidently confirm that the bezels on the MatePad Pro 5G are quite smaller than the Apple iPad Pro. It weighs a little bit heavier at 492g, and available in Orange and Forest Green colors option.

Like the company’s MateBook Laptops, it comes with the ability to mirror the screen of a paired smartphone. This can only be successful with compatible EMUI devices.

To get started on the screen mirroring, you just have to tap your phone on the smart keyboard’s right shift key. Allowing you to do things like type messages or transfer files between the two devices. It is quite different from MateBook laptop pairing, which requires using NFC.

Camera and Performance

There’s a small hole-punch notch for the tablet’s selfie camera, which houses an 8-megapixels front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture and a 13-megapixel auto-focus camera with PDAF stays at the back panel.

It comes with Harman Kardon-certified Quad speakers, Huawei Histen sound effect, Octa-Core Kirin 990 5G SoC, ARM Mali-G76MP16, Dual Big Core + Tiny Core NPUs, 8GB LPDDR4x RAM and 256GB / 512GB, expandable memory up to 256GB with NM card.

MatePad Pro 5G runs on Android 10 with EMUI 10 on top with Huawei Mobile Services (HMS). The tablet will ship with open-source Android, without Google’s apps or services.

HUAWEI MatePad Pro 5G tablet

HUAWEI MediaPad Pro 5G Price

Tablet Accessories pricing includes – €39 ($42) Sleeve, €99 ($107) M-Pencil, €129 ($140) Smart Keyboard, and €39 ($42) Folio Cover.

The HUAWEI MediaPad Pro 5G starts at 799 Euros ($867):

Wi-Fi version – 549 Euros ($595) for the 6GB RAM with 128GB storage version.
Wi-Fi version – 749 Euros ($813) for the 8GB RAM and 256GB storage Wi-Fi model with M-Pencil.
LTE version – 599 Euros ($650) for the 6GB + 128GB model.
LTE version – 699 Euros ($758) for the 8GB RAM and 256GB model.

You can start purchasing the phone from June in China, across the Asia Pacific region, EMEA, and Latin America.

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