Save for Apple and maybe Samsung, companies are not serious about tablets as much as they do with smartphones. Smartphones get all the good stuff. Slim bezel, sleek design and all, but tablets? They have none it.

But now, with the new Huawei MatePad Pro, Huawei is showing us that they are serious about tablet’s design. Just look at this thing. It has the aesthetic that rivals that of the iPad Pro.

Huawei MatePad Pro Tablet

And it is not just the looks that is pleasing. The specs, too, are pretty heavy. Under the hood, you get a Kirin 990 – the same chip as that powers the Mate 30 Pro, Mali G76 600 MHz GPU, dual NPU, 6 or 8 GB RAM and up to 256 GB of storage.

Fronting the device is a glorious 10.8-inch QHD+ display that touts 2,560 x 1,600 pixels – albeit an LCD variety, punctuated by a hole punch camera that rocks a 8 MP fixed focus shooter. Unfortunately, it isn’t waterproof. It is no IP rating or whatsoever which kind of a bummer.

Huawei MatePad Pro Tablet

Around the back is a lone 13 MP. The cameras are not going break any the DxOMark chart, but imaging was never the focus of tablets anyways.

As for the rest of the spec-sheet details, they are flagship-ish garden variety, including dual-band wireless 802.11, Bluetooth 5.1 LE, USB Type-C, GPS and stuff. You know, the usual. Rounding the package is a large 7,250 mAh battery with wireless charging and it totally supports reverse charging.

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Perhaps most importantly is, it is not overpriced, at least not for those who are outside of China. Prices for Huawei MatePad Pro Tablet starts 3,299 yuan which is a little under $470 based on the current going rate.

Images: Huawei [CH].

Published by Mike chua

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