Huawei decided to bring the punch hole display design to the tablet world with its latest MatePad Pro. This is a high-end tablet that aims to compete with the likes of the iPad Pro and Samsung Tab S6, and on paper, it certainly has what it takes. Let me show you the Huawei MatePad Pro’s full specification, price, and when it will be released into the market for purchase.
MatePad Pro Features
The MatePad Pro comes with a 10.8-inch AMOLED panel with 2560 x 1600 pixel resolution and a 16:10 aspect ratio. Huawei says the bezels come in at just 4.9mm which certainly helps towards the claimed 90% screen-to-body ratio. The camera cutout houses an 8MP selfie cam. There is also a quad-speaker setup.
The Huawei MatePad Pro is powered by a Kirin 990 chipset paired with 6GB/8GB RAM and 128GB/256GB internal storage. The tablet will be available in Wi-Fi only and LTE versions. It tips the scales at 460 grams and measures 159 x 245 x 7.2mm. It also carries a 13MP main shooter around the back.
On the software side, the MatePad Pro runs on Android 10 with EMUI 10 on top. As with the recent devices manufactured by the Chinese company, it lacks the Google Mobile Services suite.
Huawei is bringing its neat multi-screen collaboration mode which allows you to emulate a supported Huawei phone on the tablet’s screen in real-time. The MatePad Pro also has a laptop mode which brings a more traditional PC interface and multi-window functionality.
The battery capacity of the Huawei MatePad Pro is 7250mAh and it supports 40W Huawei SuperCharge, 15W wireless charging, and 7.5W reverse wireless charging. Huawei is also bringing an M-Pen stylus for more precise interaction and drawing.
Huawei MatePad Pro Price and Release Date
The MatePad Pro will be available in four colors – Black, White, Orange, and Green. The price starts at CNY 3,299($470) for the base 6GB/128GB Wi-Fi trim. The LTE versions will start at CNY 3,799 ($540) for the 6GB/128GB model and CNY 4,499 ($640) for the 8GB/256GB version.
Pre-orders are ongoing while official sales will commence on December 12, 2019. There is no word on the international availability yet. The company fo mentioned that a 5G version is in the works and is expected to arrive in the first quarter of 2020.
Huawei MatePad Pro Specification
Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G bands LTE (unspecified)
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A
Announced 2019, November
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2019, December 12
Dimensions 246 x 159 x 7.2 mm (9.69 x 6.26 x 0.28 in)
Weight 460 g (1.01 lb)
Stylus support (magnetic)
Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 10.8 inches, 338.2 cm2 (~86.5% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 2560 x 1600 pixels, 16:10 ratio (~280 ppi density)
540 nits typ. brightness
OS Android 10; EMUI 10
Chipset HiSilicon Kirin 990 (7 nm+)
CPU Octa-core (2×2.86 GHz Cortex-A76 & 2×2.09 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×1.86 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPU Mali-G76 MP16
Card slot NM (Nano Memory), up to 256GB (uses shared SIM slot)
Internal 128GB 6GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM, 512GB 8GB RAM
Single 13 MP, f/1.8, PDAF
Features LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps
Single 8 MP, f/2.0
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers (4 speakers)
3.5mm jack Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.1, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, QZSS (LTE model only)
USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Non-removable Li-Po 7250 mAh battery
Charging Fast battery charging 40W
Fast wireless charging 15W
Power bank/Reverse wireless charging 7.5W
Colors Gray, White, Green, Orange
Models MRX-AL09, MRX-AL19, MRX-W09, MRX-W19
Price About 450 EUR