Huawei has unveiled the 10.8-inch MatePad Pro, an iPad Pro-like tablet.
In terms of design, the tablet has many similarities with Apple's 11-inch iPad Pro, although it has even slimmer 4.9mm bezels made possible by an 8-megapixel hole-punch front camera. It's also got a slightly higher-resolution 2,560 x 1,600 display that can output a very bright 540 nits while supporting the DCI-P3 color gamut.
The device weighs about the same as the 11-inch iPad Pro (460 grams), but it's a bit thicker at 7.2mm compared to 5.9mm. Other specs include Huawei's Kirin 990 processor and Android 10-based EMUI 10. It also features a 13-megapixel main camera, a 7,250 mAh battery with 40W wired fast charging (15W wireless charging), quad Harman Kardon speakers, and a 5-microphone array.
With 6GB RAM and 128GB of storage, it'll start at 3,299 yuan (about $470) in a metallic version (no stylus and keyboard), and will cost 4,999 yuan ($710) with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, with the stylus and keyboard included.
It is not clear whether the MatePad Pro will be available outside China.
- Display: 10.8 inches LCD, QHD+ 2560 x 1600 pixels, 16.7 million colors, DCI-P3 wide color gamut.
- CPU: HUAWEI Kirin 990 (Kirin 990) eight core - 2 x Cortex-A76 Based 2.86 GHz+ 2 x Cortex-A76 Based 2.09 GHz+ 4 x Cortex-A55 1.86 GHz
- GPU: Mali G76 600MHz
- NPU: Dual NPU (Neural Network Processing Unit)
- Operating system: EMUI 10.0.1 (based on Android 10.0)
- MRX-AL09: 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM/8GB RAM + 256GB ROM
- MRX-W09: 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM/8GB RAM + 256GB ROM
- MRX-AL19: 8GB RAM + 512GB ROM
- MRX-W19: 8GB RAM + 256GB ROM
- Extended storage: NM memory card, exFAT and FAT32 formatting supported, up to 256GB
- Rear camera: 13 mpixels, f/1.8 aperture, auto focus; flash, supports up to 4160×3120 pixels still photos, 1920×1080 pixels video.
- Front camera: 8 megapixels, f/2.0 aperture, fixed focal length, supports up to 3264×2448 pixels still pictures, 1920×1080 pixels video
- Shooting functions: Professional mode, slow motion, night scene, panorama, streamer shutter, HDR, time-lapse photography, dynamic photos, watermark, document correction and other shooting modes; beauty, timed photo, voice-activated photo, smile capture, target tracking and other function settings
- Battery: 7250mAh (typical), Standard charger supports 10V/2A output
- MRX-AL09/MRX-AL19: Support mobile / Unicom / Telecom 4G + / 4G / 3G / 2G
- 4G network standard: Mobile 4G (TD-LTE) / Unicom 4G (TD-LTE / LTE FDD) / Telecom 4G (TD-LTE / LTE FDD)
- 3G network standard: Mobile 3G (TD-SCDMA) / Unicom 3G (WCDMA) / Telecom 3G (CDMA 2000)
- 2G network standard: Mobile 2G (GSM) / Unicom 2G (GSM) / Telecom 2G (CDMA 1X)
- WLAN: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac(wave2), MIMO, VHT160, 2.4G and 5G
- Bluetooth: BT5.1, support BLE, SBC, AAC, support LDAC HD audio
- OTG: Supported (maximum output current 5V/1.5A in reverse power supply)
- USB: Type-C, USB 3.1 GEN1
- GPS: Support GPS/AGPS (MRX-W09/MRX-W19 not supported) / Glonass / Beidou / Galileo / QZSS
- GPS/AGPS (MRX-W09/MRX-W19 not supported) / Glonass / Beidou / Galileo / QZSS
- Sensors: Ambient light, Hall sensor, Gyro, compass, Gravity sensor, Color temperature sensor
- Audio: Huawei Histen 6.0 sound