Besides launching the Huawei Mate 50 series of flagship smartphones, the China-based first-tier tech company also released a number of other products. Among them, we should mention the Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6-inch tablet, which challenges the iPad.
Design and Display
Externally, the Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6-inch continues the simple and atmospheric design style of the previous models. However, the narrowed screen frame is obvious. It is only 5.6mm, which makes the display achieve a 90% ultra-high screen ratio.
The micro-arc middle frame ensures an excellent grip. Also, the tablet is as light as 609g and as thin as 6.5mm. Due to the industry’s first frosting process, it feels extremely good in the hand.
Well, the screen is one of the biggest selling points. So we have to pay more attention to it. Particularly the Huawei MatePad Pro sports a 12.6-inch 120Hz refresh rate OLED primary color full screen. It has a 2560×1600 resolution, 1000000:1 high contrast, 1.07 billion colors. P3 wide color gamut, Delta E<1 color accuracy, reaching the top level in the industry.
Other than that, this tablet comes with HUAWEI SOUND audio. It can reach up to 79dB loudness and shocking sound effects. Combined with the OLED screen, this product becomes an immersive handheld theater.
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This screen has passed the German Rheinland Full-care Display 3.0 certification and adopts hardware low blue light technology. The latter supports 1440Hz high-frequency PWM dimming, significantly reducing stroboscopic and eye discomfort compared to ordinary OLEDs.
Huawei MatePad Pro Performance
Under the hood, we have a massive 10,050mAh battery. It is capable of providing 9 hours of web browsing, while in the standby mode, it will stay alive for up to 19 days. The battery supports 40W Huawei super-fast charging. In effect, the battery will be fully charged in about 2 hours. It also supports wireless and reverse charging.
The company has put the Kirin 9000E chip into the stylish body of the tablet. It is accompanied by 8GB of RAM and three storage options of 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB.
Though in terms of hardware, the Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6-inch is very powerful, its selling point is software, Harmony OS 3.
We should also mention the HUAWEI M-Pencil (second generation) with a new color Snow White. The delay of the stylus is as low as 2ms, which is comparable to the effect of a physical pen and paper. Combined with Huawei Notes and other applications, it can bring powerful writing and drawing capabilities to professionals.
For video conferencing, the Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6-inch supports AI noise reduction. Due to this, the video calls are clearer. The tablet supports 48K high-definition calls, can pick up 24KHz frequency, and display more sound details.
There is a front 8-megapixel selfie camera and a triple rear camera with a 13-megapixel lens, an 8-megapixel wide-angle lens, and a 3D depth camera.
Price and Availability
The tablet is available in the WiFi version only. The 128GB version of the tablet costs 4,699 yuan ($679), the 256GB model is 5,199 yuan ($747), and the 512GB model is 7,499 yuan ($1077). It will go on sale on September 21.