HUAWEI MatePad Pro 12.6 with WQXGA OLED display, Kirin 9000E, 8 speakers and MatePad Pro 10.8 with Snapdragon 870, HarmonyOS announced

Along with the HUAWEI Watch 3 series, HUAWEI also introduced its new MatePad 12.6″ at its event in China. It packs the same 12.6-inch WQXGA OLED display with 90% screen-to-body ratio, professional-grade colour accuracy level of ΔE<0.5,6  wide DCI-P3 colour gamut and high contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1, comes with hardware-level low blue light eye protection solution with TÜV Rheinland Full Care Display 2.0 certification.

It is powered by Octa-Core Kirin 9000E SoC, runs HarmonyOS 2 with widgets, folders and information boxes, using Super Service Widgets. You can pair it with a mouse and keyboard, edit videos on the go and much more for a PC-like experience for the most extreme of tasks, says the company.

It features 13-megapixel autofocus rear camera, 8-megapixel wide angle camera along with a 3D depth sensing camera and an 8-megapixel in-screen front camera, has eight speakers with and a 10,050mAh battery with 40W HUAWEI SuperCharge fast charging, 27W wireless charging, as well as 10W reverse wireless charging.

HUAWEI also introduced the M-Pencil (2nd generation) that features a transparent tip design, platinum-coated nib, and rounded hexagonal shape, making it comfortable to hold. It is equipped with 4096 Levels of Pressure Sensitivity and supports tilt writing and has 9ms latency. It can attach to the tablet magnetically to pair and charge wirelessly. When fully charged, it will last for 10 hours.

HUAWEI MatePad Pro 12.6″ specifications

  • 12.6-inch (2560 x 1600) WQXGA 16:10 2.5D curved glass OLED display,16.7 million colours, DCI-P3 wide colour gamut, 1000000:1 contrast ratio
  • HUAWEI Kirin 9000E (1 x Cortex-A77 3.13 GHz + 3 x Cortex-A77 2.54 GHz + 4 x Cortex-A55 2.05 GHz) processor with ARM Mali-G78 MP22 GPU, Big Core + Tiny Core NPUs (Neural-network Processing Unit)
  • 8GB LPDDR4x RAM with 128GB/256GB, expandable memory up to 256GB with NM card
  • HarmonyOS 2
  • 13MP auto focus rear camera with PDAF, f/1.8 aperture, 8MP ultra-wide camera with, f/2.4 aperture,  3D Depth Sensing Camera;
  • 8MP front-facing Camera with f/2.0 aperture
  • Dimensions: 286.5x 184.7×6.7mm; Weight: 609g
  • 8speakers, HUAWEI Histen 7.0 Sound Effect, 4 microphones
  • 5G / 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ax (2.4/5GHz), Bluetooth 5.2 LE, GPS / GLONASS / BeiDou / GALILEO / QZSS, USB Type-C
  • 10050mAh battery with 40W HUAWEI SuperCharge charging, 27W wireless charging, 10W reverse charging

The HUAWEI MatePad Pro 12.6″ comes in Matte Grey colour with a matte finish that offers a delicate touch and Olive Green with a vegan leather rear finish. It is priced at 4999 yuan (US$ 783 / Rs. 57,160 approx.) for the 128GB Wi-Fi version, 5499 yuan (US$ 861 / Rs. 62,885 approx.) for the 256GB Wi-Fi version, 6699 yuan (US$ 1049 / Rs. 76,600 approx.) for the same version with bundled keyboard and stylus. The top-end 5G version with 256GB storage with bundled keyboard and stylus is priced at 7999 yuan (US$ 1253 / Rs. 91,465 approx.).

The M-Pencil 2nd gen costs 599 yuan (US$ 94 / Rs. 6,850 approx.) and the keyboard costs 799 yuan (US$ 125 / Rs. 9,135 approx.).

HUAWEI MatePad Pro 10.8 (2021)

HUAWEI also introduced new MatePad Pro 10.8 that comes with Snapdragon 870 instead of Kirin 990. It also runs HarmonyOS 2.0.

HUAWEI MediaPad Pro 10.8

  • 10.8-inch (2560 x 1600) WQXGA 16:10 2.5D curved glass display
  • Octa Core (1 x 3.2GHz + 3 x 2.42GHz + 4 x 1.8GHz Hexa) Snapdragon 870 7nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 650 GPU
  • 8GB LPDDR4x RAM with 256GB / 512GB, expandable memory up to 256GB with NM card
  • HarmonyOS 2
  • 13MP auto focus rear camera with PDAF, f/1.8 aperture
  • 8MP front-facing Camera with f/2.0 aperture
  • Dimensions: 246 x 159x 7.99mm; Weight: 492g
  • Harman Kardon-certified Quad speakers, Huawei Histen sound effect
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4/5GHz), Bluetooth 5.1 LE, GPS, USB Type-C
  • 7250mAh battery with 40W HUAWEI SuperCharge charge, 15W wireless charging, 7.5w reverse charging

The HUAWEI MediaPad Pro 10.8 comes in Midnight Gray colour, is priced at 3799 yuan (US$ 595 / Rs. 43,445 approx.) for the 128GB version, 4299 yuan (US$ 673 / Rs. 49,170 approx.) for 256GB version and the same version with bundled keyboard and stylus is priced at 5299 yuan (US$ 830 / Rs. 60,600 approx.). These will be available for order from today and will go on sale in China from June 10th. It will also launch MatePad 11 with an 11-inch 120Hz LCD screen and Snapdragon 865 SoC soon.

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