This week Huawei announced the new MatePad Pro 5G tablet, which was almost unanimously recognized as an oriental clone of the eminent Apple iPad Pro, albeit with a few additional features and settings. At the same time, the MatePad Pro does not show a tendency to bend at any sufficiently strong pressure.
The MatePad Pro 5G comes with a 10.8-inch IPS display and brilliant color reproduction. The screen on the tablet is refreshed at 60 Hz. Noteworthy is an interesting solution from Huawei - a front camera (2560 x 1600 megapixel) integrated directly into the screen, which is responsible, in particular, for recognizing the owner's face, as well as the main 13-megapixel camera on the rear panel.
The M Pen attaches to the side of the tablet and charges via the USB-C port. The stylus responds to 4096 pressure levels and has a latency of just 20ms (Apple Pencil has 21ms).
The case of the MatePad Pro 5G is aluminum, the thickness of the tablet is 7, 2 mm, and the weight is 460 grams. Sound is recorded from five microphones - 4 at one end and 1 near the camera, which provides a good level of noise reduction. Responsible for playback are 4 stereo speakers located around the perimeter. The aspect ratio is 16:10. The thickness of the frames is 4, 9 mm.
The tablet is equipped with a powerful 7250 mAh battery, which is necessary to power the Kirin 990 SoC processor with 6-8 GB of RAM, and depending on the model - 128, 256 or 512 GB of memory.
However, the MatePad Pro 5G is slightly inferior to the iPad in software. "Chinese" runs on Android 10 with EMUI 10 and does not support Google Play applications. If necessary, it can display a "picture" from a smartphone screen, but the Android ecosystem does not have many applications for tablets.
Huawei is targeting primarily the Asian and European markets, where the MatePad Pro 5G will be sold in a Wi-Fi version for $ 595, an LTE version for $ 650, and a 5G version for $ 867. The start of sales is scheduled for April.