Huawei finally announces the three new MatePad tablets. The three include a new 12.6-inch MatePad Pro, a smaller 10.8-inch MatePad Pro, and a new MatePad 11. So, the change in the three tablets not only just implies that the operating system is now HarmonyOS operating system. But this time all three tablets are coming up with the Snapdragon chipset by Qualcomm. Instead of the Kirin processors that were found in its previous devices.
By these types of hardware and software changes, we can assume that how many challenges are faced by the Chinese tech giants. With this, the company is focusing on breaking free of Android, which outside of China is dominated by the Google apps and services. And on the other hand, Huawei is unable to reinstall the same. But the company also puts the light on the problems made by US sanctions. As they are getting together with the Kirin processors thus forcing the rival company Qualcomm, to source the chips.
The 10.8-inch MatePad Pro is equipped with a Snapdragon 870. While the 10.95-inch MatePad 11 is powered by a Snapdragon 865. The flagship 12.6-inch MatePad Pro is still equipped with the old Huawei’s own Kirin 9000E processor. But the more interesting implies for these three tablets is the software on which they are running than the chipset.
Last year MatePad Pro got launched with the new M-pencil with a stylish keyboard. It was launched like this in order to give competition to the Apple iPad pro. Now the new version comes with more features that include the FreeNote feature that lets you use the M-Pencil to write into dialog boxes and see your handwriting automatically turned into typed text. With this, the tablet’s home screen now includes a dock with your most-used apps.
But this time the company has not copied the style for the front camera by Apple iPad pro, rather than this time the camera is built into the bezel on the long edge of the screen, so it’s in the right place for conference calls made in landscape mode, unlike the iPad Pro. The new tablet has also got a 1600 x 2560 OLED screen with excellent black levels.
The 12.6-inch MatePad Pro has a 10,050mAh battery. It comes with a fast-charged at up to 40W with a cable, 27W wirelessly, and also offers reverse wireless charging at 10W. The tablet has three rear cameras on the tablet, four mics, eight speakers, Wi-Fi 6 compatibility, and optional 5G support.
The 12.6-inch MatePad Pro is rumored to launch in China on June 10th. The price is expected to be around 4999 yuan (around $783) for the 128GB Wi-Fi model. The 10.8-inch MatePad Pro is also rumored to launch in China on June 10th. It will cost 3799 yuan (around $595) for the 128GB model. The launch date and the price for the MatePad 11 are still unknown.