Today is the day when Huawei announced its comeback with HarmonyOS and several other hardware. One of them was the Watch 3 series. Next on the list is the MatePad tablets from Huawei. Huawei has launched their new MatePad series with Huawei MatePad 11, MatePad 12.6, and MatePad 10. The MatePad series is meant to fight on the edge with Galaxy Tab S-series and Apple iPads.
Huawei MatePad 11 – specifications.
The Huawei MatePad 11 is the smallest out of the bunch. It comes with Snapdragon 865 SoC, along with a nearly 11-inch (or 10.95-inch) LCD display with a refresh rate of 120Hz. You will get 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage out of the box. For the battery, you have to settle with a massive 7,250mAh battery, with 22.5W fast charging. You can also pair the Huawei Matepad 11 with the new M-Pencil and has its own keyboard.
The MatePad 11 will cost you €399 in Europe. As of now, the availability date is not known.
MatePad Pros – best in class specifications.
Huawei also unveiled their MatePad Pro lineup with MatePad 12.6 Pro and MatePad 10.8 alongside the smaller MatePad 11.
The MatePad Pros demonstrates the HarmonyOS 2.0 for the tablets in its full glory. The OS do come with some handy multi-tasking features meant for the tablet. The homescreen looks lot more like of a desktop than a tablet, though the design idea looks similar to Apple’s implementation for their iPadOS.
Huawei is also bringing full mouse support for the tablets. You will also get to see multi-screen collaboration which will be connected to your Huawei smartphone. With the updated Mirror Mode, you can link your Windows-powered Huawei laptops. Moreover, you can use the tablet as a drawing pad for Photoshop and Illustrator as well.
For the specifications, the MatePad 12.6 Pro will bring you Kirin 9000E SoC, along with a 60Hz OLED display with a resolution of 2560×1600 pixels. On the other hand, the MatePad 10.8 comes with the same resolution but with a 120Hz display. Also, you will get to see the front-facing camera placed as we see on a laptop. The panels on both the Pros support HDR 10 with a DCI-P3 color gamut. On the other hand, the MatePad 10.8 Pro comes with Snapdragon 870 SoC, along with a similar display. Both of them will come with 8GB of RAM and the option to choose between 128GB and 256GB of storage. At the back, both of them feature a triple-camera array, with a dedicated 3D depth sensor.
For the battery, you will see a massive 10,000 mAh battery on MatePad 12.6 Pro and support for 44W fast charging, whereas 27W fast charging wirelessly and 10W of reverse charging capability. The MatePad 10.8 comes with a rather small 7,250mAh battery. Both of them support M-pencil and have magnetic keyboards support.
The color options for the Pros are Green, Gray, and White. As of now, the 12.6 will come with a cost of €799 in Europe, with details of the 10.8 to be revealed soon.