There are e-readers. There are tablets. And then there is this: Huawei MatePad Paper. Huawei MatePad Paper is a device that is essentially an e-ink reader and a digital notepad rolled into one. You can read ebooks and jot down notes with this nifty device.
Huawei MatePad Paper being an e-ink device will let you do both with less strain to your eyes and consume less battery. It features a 10.3-inch Eye Comfort Huawei FullView Display that boasts a cool 86.3% high screen-to-body ratio and promised a paper-like reading and writing experience.
The latter is achieved via Texturized surface of MatePad Paper and 26 ms low latency. The display further touts a smart refresh rate that adjusts according to the content you are viewing and yes, it plays well with GIFs too.
The device is powered by a Huawei Kirin 820E chip, bolstered by 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB onboard storage, and runs on the China tech giant’s proprietary OS, HarmonyOS 2. One of the benefits of HarmonyOS 2 would be the Sevice Widgets that allow for a quick preview of items like daily schedules, emails, calendars, and more.
Spec-sheet details include 10.3 e-ink display, Huawei Wi-Fi 6+, Bluetooth 5.2, 4-microphone array, fingerprint power button, built-in dual speakers for listening to audiobooks and whatnot, and 3,625 mAh battery with 22.5 W fast charging.
Each unit is complemented by Huawei M-Pencil (2nd generation) that offers 4096 levels of pressure and conveniently attaches to the frame of the device, magnetically.
Features-wise, the Huawei MatePad Paper bosts built-in templates to help keep your notes organized and encrypt them if so desired, and it can record audio as well.
It also claims to have an accurate language translator, has the ability to convert handwritten notes to text, supports multiple screens for multiple tasks, and supports cross-device transfer such as from smartphone or MateBook. Finally, the device promised an abundance of reading content as well as third-party reading resources.
Not sure when this device will be available. If you are so inclined, you can learn more about the Huawei MatePad Paper HERE.