Huawei MatePad 5G In the Works; MatePad M6 Youth Edition with Kirin 810 SoC Gets Benchmarked


Huawei had launched the MatePad Pro tablet back in November. And almost three months after its launch, the brand came up with a 5G version of the device, dubbed, the MatePad Pro 5G. Yesterday, the company announced on Weibo that it will be adding one more device to the MatePad series, a non-pro version of the tablet, dubbed, the MatePad, on April 23. The announcement post, however, didn’t mention anything if there will also be a 5G version of the MatePad, just like that of the MatePad Pro. Well, we now have more information on it.

Huawei Working on 5G Version of MatePad

Huawei MatePad 5G leaked specifications sheet

A well-known Weibo account that goes by ‘Digital Chat Station’ has put out a post claiming that Huawei will launch a 5G version of the MatePad. Moreover, the post is accompanied by an image, which reveals almost all the details of the MatePad 5G. According to it, the tablet will have an IPS LCD with a 2000 x 1200 pixels resolution. It will be powered by the Kirin 810 SoC and run on the Android 10 OS. The device will be available with 4GB and 6GB RAM options and 64GB and 128GB storage options. It will have an 8MP front and 8MP rear camera. The tablet will pack a 7250mAh battery. And more importantly, the spec sheet shows that it will have 5G connectivity.

Huawei MatePad M6 Youth Edition Spotted On Geekbench

Huawei MatePad M6 Youth Edition (BAH3-W09) spotted on Geekbench

The Huawei MatePad 5G isn’t the only device that has leaked today. We have now come across a listing of a Huawei tablet, with model number BAH3-W09, on Geekbench. According to the previous leaks, the BAH3-W09 is an upcoming tablet from Huawei, the MatePad M6 Youth Edition. The Geekbench listing reveals that the tablet has an 8-core HiSilicon processor with a base frequency of 1.8GHz, which, we think, is the Kirin 810. There is 4GB of RAM on board and the device runs on the Android 10 operating system. The MatePad M6 Youth Edition has scored 2,792 points in the single-core test and 7,642 points in the multi-core test.

Currently, we are not sure when would Huawei take the wraps off the MatePad M6 Youth Edition. That being said, it is possible that the brand could announce it along with the MatePad 5G. Or it could launch a few months later. Whatever the case, these tablets aren’t going to launch in many markets outside China due to the decreasing popularity and low sales of Android tablets. Speaking of, do you think Android tablets have a chance to make a comeback? Do let us know in the comments section below.