Huawei MatePad Pro 5G launched in China, starts at 5299 (~$747)by Jed John Ikoba
Huawei has launched the MatePad Pro 5G tablet in its home market China. The premium 5G tablet was earlier unveiled for the global market in February 2020 but is yet to be released. Thus, the product will go on sale first in China.
The Huawei MatePad Pro 5G is available in 8GB RAM with options of 256GB and 512GB UFS 3.0 storage. The 8GB+256GB version is priced at 5,299 yuan (~$747) while the 8GB+512GB version bundled with a keyboard and stylus comes in at 6,799 yuan. The models are already on pre-sale on Vmall and will go on sale on June 11.
The MatePad Pro 5G is indeed a true flagship tablet as it is powered by a Kirin 990 chipset. The tablet packs a nano SD card slot onboard that can be used to expand the storage when needed. The tablet features a 10.8-inch IPS LCD display with 90% screen ratio, rounded corners and a punch-hole that houses an 8-megapixel selfie camera. The display comes with quad HD+ resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels and DCI-P3 colour gamut.
The tablet is equipped with a huge 7,250mAh battery that supports 40W rapid charging. However, the device ships with 20W fast charger. There is also support for 15W wireless charging and 7.5W reverse wireless charging on the onboard. It runs EMUI 10-flavoured Android 10 OS.
The rear aspect of the device is made of a premium metal panel. The rear panel features a 13-megapixel main camera with f/1.8 aperture. It comes with features like phase detection autofocus and LED flash. The device comes with support for M-Pencil stylus that 4096-level pressure sensitivity nib. The stylus can be charged wirelessly by simply attaching to the device.
Other features include Histen 6.0 audio support, quad speakers, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS (only on LTE edition) and USB-C. There is no fingerprint scanner and 3.5mm audio jack.
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