The Huawei MatePad Pro is a high-end Android tablet designed to compete with top tablets like the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4, top-grossing iPads and lots more. It houses a very attractive display, flagships specs and lots more. In this article, we explore the Huawei MatePad Pro specs and Price.
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Huawei MatePad Pro Key Specs & Features
- 10.8-inch IPS LCD Display, 2560 x 1600 pixels (280 ppi)
- Android 10 (Pie), EMUI 10
- 6GB RAM / 8GB RAM
- Octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 990
- 128GB / 256GB / 512GB Built-in Storage
- Up to 512GB Memory Card
- 13MP Rear Camera
- 8MP Front Camera
- 4G LTE
- Fast Wireless Charging
- 7,250 mAh Non-Removable Li-Po Battery
The Design and Display
Having a look at the Huawei Media Pad pro, the first thing that comes to mind is how the Huawei MediaPad Pro is an Android competitor of the iPad Pro 11.
I called this tablet an Android variant of the iPad Pro 11 because it has a design that looks very similar to that of the iPad Pro 11, with some noticeable differences.
Upfront, you find a setup that makes the Huawei Mate Pad a good replacement for the iPad Pro 11. The bezels here have been shrunk like that of the iPad Pro 11. The bezels here are 4.9mm, which facilitates a 90 percent screen to body ratio.
The Huawei MatePad Pro features a 10.8 inch IPS LCD with a screen resolution of 2560 x 1600 and a screen density of 280ppi. This display is home to a front-facing camera, which is tucked in the display.
Please note that the Huawei MatePad Pro has support for a stylus pen and also has support for all the stylus software goodies we are used to from many stylus supported smartphones.
On the rear of this tablet, there is a single camera system, a camera flash, and the Huawei Logo which indicates its a Huawei tablet.
As for color variants, the tablet offers users a trio of colors to choose from. The Huawei MatePad pro comes in Gray, White, Green, and Orange.
When it comes to cameras, the Huawei MatePad pro doesn’t stray from the norm we have had on most tablets that were released before it came it existence. Its camera hardware is subtle, nothing to be wowed about.
The rear camera system of the android tablet features a single camera and a camera flash. This camera is a 13MP camera, with an aperture of f/1.8.
This rear camera lets users capture video in slow motion, time-lapse, videos shot with this camera is capped at 4k 30fps. This camera also lets you take photos in HDR and also in Panorama mode.
For selfies, the Huawei MediaPad Pro features an 8MP camera with an aperture of f/2.0. This camera is capable of taking photos in HDR and also capturing 1080p videos with frame rates capped at 30fps.
Hardware and Software
The Huawei MatePad Pro is a high-end tablet. It is safe to assume that it was designed to take on the top players in the tablet market space.
The tablet houses Hauwei’s latest and currently Huawei’s most powerful mobile processor, the HiSilicon Kirin 990. It is a 7nm processor, with clock speed 2.8GHz, 2.09GHz and 1.86GHz.
RAM and storage variants of the Huawei Mate Pad Pro include 128GB 6GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM, 512GB 8GB RAM. This tablet has support for Micro-SD expansion up to 256GB.
It features a massive 7,250mAh battery. This tablet supports 40W fast charging via USB, 15W fast wireless charging and also performs reverse wireless charging at 7.5W.
On the software side, the tablet runs EMUI 10 on top of the Android 10 operating system. Please note that this tablet doesn’t come preloaded with Google apps.
Being a tablet meant to compete with the top-grossing ones, the Huawei MatePad Pro is home to some exciting features that make usage enjoyable.
Similar to Samsung dex and iPad OS, the tablet features a desktop mode, that turns it into a mini-laptop. There is also a feature that lets you control your smartphone from your tablet. It creates a bridge between your Huawei smartphone and this tablet.
The Huawei Mate Pad Pro features a 3.5mm headphone jack, a USB Type C port, Dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.1.
Please note that the HiSilicon Kirin 990 has two variants. One of them supports 5G connectivity, while the other doesn’t. The variant featured on the Huawei Mate Pad Pro doesn’t support 5G, as a matter of fact, internet connectivity on this tablet is capped at 4G LTE.
Huawei Mate Pad Pro Price and Availability
The price of the Huawei MatePad Pro starts around $470 for the base variant (6GB, 128GB), which is about 170,375 Naira. It Maxes out variant with 8GB RAM and 256GB goes on sale for around 853, which is about 309 thousand Naira.
The Huawei Mate Pad Pro was announced in November and is expected to go on sale in December.
Huawei Mate Pad Pro Specs
Here are a few specs of the Huawei Mate Pad Pro:
- Platform: Android 10, EMUI 10
- Processor: Octa-Core Processor, 2×2.86 GHz Cortex-A76 & 2×2.09 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×1.86 GHz Cortex-A55 (HiSilicon Kirin 990)
- GPU: Mali-G76 MP16
- Memory: 6GB RAM / 8GB RAM
- Colours: Gray, White, Green, Orange
- Dimension: 246 x 159 x 7.2 mm
- Weight: 460 g
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM
- SIM Count: –
- Display: 10.8-inch IPS LCD Display, 2560 x 1600 pixels, 280ppi
- Screen Protection: –
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 13MP, f/1.8
- Rear Camera Features: HDR, Slow motion, HDR, Panorama, 1080p @ 30fps, 2160p @ 30fps
- Front Camera: 8MP Camera, f/2.0, HDR, 1080p @ 30fps
- Built-in Storage: 128GB / 256GB / 512GB
- Memory Card Support: up to 256GB microSD
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
- 2G CDMA 1X: –
- 3G WCDMA: 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 MHz
- 3G CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: No
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: –
- WLAN: –
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.1, A2DP, LE
- NFC: –
- Infrared Blaster: –
- USB Port: Yes, USB Type C (USB 3.1)
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: –
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: –
- Barometer: –
- SpO2: –
- Pedometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor: –
- Gyroscope: –
- Fingerprint Scanner: –
- Iris Scanner: No
- Face Unlock: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
- Wireless Charging: Yes (15W)
- Built-in Mobile Payment:
- Water Resistant: –
- Dust Resistant: –
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: –
- Document Editor: –
- Battery: 7,250 mAh Li-Po Battery (Non-Removable)
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: Yes (40W)