Huawei hosted an online-only event earlier tonight, where it launched a total of eight products including the latest Nova 7 series smartphones, Huawei MatePad tablet, Huawei Watch GT 2e and more. The smartphone lineup consists of the Nova 7 5G, Nova 7 Pro 5G and Nova 7 SE, which have been launched as successors to the Nova 6, Nova 6 5G and Nova 6 SE. The Huawei MatePad comes in as a toned-down variant of the MatePad Pro that was launched in China earlier this year. The new 10.4-inch slate is being offered in both Wi-Fi and LTE variants with features like a Kirin 810 SoC and massive 7.250mAh battery as its key highlights. Let’s take a look at what the newest Huawei MatePad offers.
Huawei MatePad specifications and features
The Huawei MatePad comes with a 10.4-inch IPS LCD display with 2,000 x 1,200 pixels screen resolution. Ticking at the core of the tablet is the HISilicon Kirin 810 SoC. Huawei is offering the tablet in three configurations – 4GB + 64GB Wi-Fi, 6GB + 128GB Wi-Fi and 6GB + 128GB LTE. The storage can be further expanded using a microSD card. Out of the box, the tablet will boot EMUI 10.1 based on Android 10 but will not feature the Google Mobile Services (GMS), instead, users will get Huawei Mobile Services (HMS). Powering the tablet is a beefy 7,250mAh battery and Huawei has not mentioned fast charging support.
In the camera department, the Huawei MatePad comes with two 8MP cameras, one in the front and one at the rear. Other features include Harman Kardon audio, a USB Type-C port and more. The tablet measures 245.2mm x 154.96mm x 7.35mm and weighs 450gms.
Huawei MatePad price and availability
The Huawei MatePad is being offered in a single White colour option and is already up for pre-order in China. The base 4GB Wi-Fi model has been priced at RMB 1,899 (~Rs 20,300) and the 6GB Wi-Fi model will set you back by RMB 2,199 (~Rs 23,500). The 4G LTE model will retail for RMB 2,499 (~Rs 26,800).