The HUAWEI MatePad Pro has been officially announced with HUAWEI M-Pencil 12, 10.8-inch QHD+ 2.5D curved glass display, and it is powered by an Octa-Core Kirin 990 SoC.
It is no longer news that the Chinese phone makers, like Xiaomi, are known for introducing similar products like Apple. We had an identical Apple watch with the crown head and other indistinguishable designs as Xiaomi Mi Watch.
On the other hand, Huawei also unveiled its own answer to Apple’s iPad Pro, which is the 10.8-inch MatePad Pro with much smaller 4.9mm bezels and the latest trending punch-hole front camera.
They are calling the new device MatePad laptop instead of the well-known MediaPad tablet. It is currently available in WiFi and LTE variants, but the 5G version will arrive in Q1 2020.
HUAWEI MediaPad Pro Specs
*. Display: 10.8-inch (2560 x 1600) WQXGA 16:10 2.5D curved glass display
*. Processor: HUAWEI Kirin 990 processor
*. GPU: ARM Mali-G76MP16
*. RAM: 6GB / 8GB LPDDR4x RAM
*. Storage: 128GB storage / 256GB / 512GB, expandable memory up to 256GB with NM card
*. OS: EMUI 10.0.1 based on Android 10.0
– Back cameras: 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 7.2mm
*. Weight: 460g
*. Network and connectivity: 4G LTE (Optional), Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4/5GHz), Bluetooth 5.1 LE, GPS, USB Type-C
*. Battery: 7250mAh battery with 20W charging built-in
It is available in either Orange, White, Green, and Gray color options. Sports a large 10.8-inch QHD+ (2560 x 1600 pixels) 2.5D curved glass display with 90% screen-to-body ratio.
The new Huawei’s Pad is the company’s latest top-end tablet in China. It features a 13-megapixel autofocus rear camera with PDAF and an 8-megapixels in-screen selfie camera.
Comes with a 4.9mm slim frame. It comes with a similar iPad Pro keyboard attachment. It is a 260 grams smart magnetic keyboard, opening the keyboard, wakes up the tablet and closing the keyboard, turns it to a screen protector.
On top of that is the magnetic HUAWEI M-Pencil 12 with 4096-level pressure sense and 20ms ultra-low latency. That can be placed on top of the tablet.
The Huawei M-Pencil is connected with active magnetic pairing, and at the same time, it can charge wirelessly. It supports fast charging, the battery is great – 30 seconds charging time and 10 hours usage time.
It can be used for Graffiti painting, document processing, class notes, and more. It supports Quad-channel Quad speakers, Huawei Histen sound support, is Harman Kardon audio certified.
Under the hood, the new MatePad is powered by an HUAWEI Kirin 990 with 2 x Cortex-A76 Based 2.86 GHz + 2 x Cortex-A76 Based 2.09 GHz + 4 x Cortex-A55 1.86 GHz processor.
It is paired with ARM Mali-G76MP16 GPU, Big Core + Tiny Core NPUs(Neural-network Processing Unit. Come in various variants, starting from 6GB LPDDR4x RAM with 128GB storage / 8GB LPDDR4x RAM with 256GB / 512GB, expandable memory up to 256GB with NM card.
It runs on EMUI 10.0.1 based on Android 10.0 out of the box, and it is powered by a 7250mAh battery capacity with a 40W HUAWEI super fast charge. It also supports 15W wireless charging and 7.5w reverse charging to charge other devices on the back of the tablet.
The new Huawei MatePad PRO starting price for the base model, 6GB RAM with 128GB storage is 3299 yuan ($469) for WiFi, and the LTE version costs 3799 yuan ($540).
The 8GB RAM with 256GB storage costs 3999 yuan ($568) for the WiFi and the LTE version is priced at 4499 yuan ($639). Pre-orders have begun, but it will be available from December 12.