Back in November last year, Huawei unveiled the MatePad Pro flagship tablet with fancy features and compeling specs. Today, the company is revealing a new 5G version of the large device. This version makes use of the Kirin 990 5G SoC which comes with an integrated modem for the next-gen networks. Moreover, the new tablet also comes with seamless support to faster wireless charging modes.
Huawei MatePad Pro 5G specifications
Apart from the 5G support, the new chipset is built on a more advanced 7nm+ EUV process. Thus allowing it to run six of its eight CPU cores at a higher clock speed and the NPU was beefed up. Talking again about the new network standard, it promises 10x the downlink speeds of 4G and low latency. It’s perfect for cloud-based gaming activities. The new tablet also comes wtih 27W wireless charging support, that’s up from the 15W found in the older model. Wired Charge remains as before – 40W fast charging. Reverse charging is also supported.
The MatePad Pro boasts a 10.8-inch display with 2,560 x 1,600 pixels of resolution and 280 pixels-per-inch. The display includes support for DCI-P3 color gamut. Huawei also boasted about its thin bezels, 4.9mm, which led to 90% screen-to-body ratio. In a age of US ban, Huawei has been moving forward its software department in a hope to build a solid ecosystem to rival Google. For that reason, the MatePad Pro introduces a solid custom multitasking interface. It supports split-screen with two apps running side by side. This feature dubbed “App Multiplier” is supported by 3,000+ apps, the plan is for all top apps to support the feature. The company will expand support thanks to the Open UIKit for developers.
A Smart Keyboard and M-pencil Stylus complete the experience
Huawei offers the MatePad Pro with two key accessories – the keyboard and the stylus. The Smart Keyboard features long key travel and can hold the tab at two angles – 60 and 70 degrees. The M-Pencil Stylus can differentiate between over 4,000 levels of pressure and is even sensitive to tilt angle. The tablet boasts quad speakers, two on the left and two on the right. For voice and video calls as well as using digital assistants, the tablet sports four far field mics. Moreover, there’s a noise canceling microphone next to the 13MP camera. On the front is an 8MP selfie snapper living inside of a punch hole.
The new 5G model comes with Vegan Leather Edition of the MatePad Pro. It’s slightly thicker and heavier – 7.99mm and 492g, up from 7.2mm and 460g of the vanilla model. It’s available in Orange and Green. The regular slate with a figer glass back comes in White and Gray.