It was back in November 2019 that Huawei announced a new flagship-grade tablet called the Huawei MatePad Pro. Powered by Huawei’s Kirin 990 chipset, the MatePad Pro came with several high-end features and was a product that was built from the ground up to compete against the likes of the Apple iPad Pro and the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6. Owing to the ongoing ‘Trump ban,’ however, the MatePad Pro saw a limited release and, as of now, is only available for purchase in China. Today, we have received intel on the possibility of Huawei adding another MatePad product to its lineup.
We also have a few images of the device which we have embedded below.
Prima facie, this new product, appears to be a mid-range tablet that will join the existing Huawei MatePad lineup. While we still do not know the official name of this product, this could simply end up as the Huawei MatePad if launched outside of China.
Let us now take a quick look at the specifications of this new tablet.
This mid-range Huawei MatePad model is powered by Huawei’s in-house Kirin 810 SoC and boasts of the same display size as the original, high-end MatePad Pro. This panel has a resolution of 2000 x 1200 pixels. The tablet gets 8-megapixel cameras at the front and the rear for imaging and video calls. The MatePad will be offered in two configurations — a base 4GB + 64GB variant and 6GB + 128GB variant. Consumers will also get the option to buy the Wi-Fi only and Wi-Fi + cellular versions, with each of these options featuring the aforementioned storage+ RAM configurations.
The Huawei MatePad also features a large 7250mAh battery that should be more than capable of powering the tablet through an entire day without running out of juice. There is no word as yet on the timeline of the launch of this tablet. There is a possibility that we could see Huawei announce this product during the announcement of the Nova series a few weeks from now.