Announcement: Huawei officially launches the MatePad Pro with Kirin 990 and a punch-hole display

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Huawei officially launches the MatePad Pro.

After the leaks earlier this month, Huawei finally unveils its MatePad Pro tablet, in an event in China. According to its performance specifications, it could compete with Samsung Galaxy Tab 6 and iPad Pro. The tablet is powered by the company’s latest SoC Krin 990 and features a punch-hole display.

Huawei MatePad Pro features

The device has a 10.8-inch IPS LCD with a resolution of 2560×1600 pixels and 16:10 of aspect ratio. The display also features a punch-hole front selfie camera of 8-megapixel of f/20 aperture. Huawei also mentioned that the screen has 4.9mm bezels resulting in a screen-to-body ratio of 90 percent. According to the design, the MatePad Pro measures 159 x 246 x 7.2 mm and weighs around 460 grams. The tablet will be available in Danxia Orange, Castle Peak, Fritillaria White, and Night Ash.

The tablet will be driven by 7nm Kirin 990 with Mali G76 GPU and Dual NPU. For the smoother operations, the tablet will feature 6/8GB RAM and 128/256GB of storage. It also has a nanoSD card slot for more storage. Along with all this, the device is equipped with 7,250mAh battery capacity and supports 40W Super Charging, 15W wireless charging, and 7.5W of reverse wireless charging.

The MatePad Pro also comes with a 13-megapixel primary camera with f/1.8 aperture with a led flash. The company also provided M-Pen Stylus that has a 4096-level pressure sensitivity nib for drawing and precise interaction.

For audio, the device features Histen 6.0 quad-speaker setup. And for connectivity, it has Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.1, and USB Type-C. However, it doesn’t come with a 3.5mm audio jack.

MatePad Pro can be in two modes- computer mode / tablet mode

Moreover, the MatePad Pro runs on EMUI 10 based Android 10 with a multi-screen collaboration feature mode, which allows users to clone their Huawei phone interface on the device’s screen in real-time. With the help of the cloned interface, users will able to answer calls, receive/send text messages, etc. And by connecting an additional keyboard to it, MatePad Pro switches to laptop mode for traditional PC experience.

Pricing

The tablet will be available from December 12 in China with a starting price of 3,299 yuan (~$470) for the base 6GB + 128GB Wi-Fi variant, for LTE version it will start at a price 3,799 yuan (~$540) for the 6GB + 128GB storage model and 4,499 yuan (~$640) for the 8GB + 256GB storage variant. And the pre-orders are already started. However, Huawei didn’t mention whether the device will be available internationally or not, but the Chinese firm that a 5G version of it is in works and will be available in the first quarter of 2020.

Full Specifications

Dimension159 x 246 x 7.2 mm and weighs around 460 grams
COLOR Danxia Orange
Fritillaria
Castle Peak
Night ash
SCREEN Screen size:
10.8 inches

Screen color:
16.7 million colors, DCI-P3 wide color gamut

Screen type:
LCD

Resolution:
QHD+ 2560 x 1600 pixels
IP68Not supported
PROCESSOR CPU:
HUAWEI Kirin 990 (Kirin 990)
Eight core
2 x Cortex-A76 Based 2.86 GHz+ 2 x Cortex-A76 Based 2.09 GHz+ 4 x Cortex-A55 1.86 GHz

GPU:
Mali G76 600MHz

NPU:
Dual NPU (Neural Network Processing Unit)
OPERATING SYSTEM EMUI 10.0.1 (based on Android 10.0)
STORAGE Run memory (RAM) + body memory (ROM):
MRX-AL09: 6 GB RAM + 128 GB ROM/8 GB RAM + 256 GB ROM
MRX-W09: 6 GB RAM + 128 GB ROM/8 GB RAM + 256 GB ROM
MRX-AL19: 8 GB RAM + 512 GB ROM
MRX-W19: 8 GB RAM + 256GB ROM
* The available memory capacity is less than this value because the system software takes up some space.

Extended storage:
NM memory card with exFAT and FAT32 formats, up to 256 GB
SHOOTING FUNCTION Rear camera

Rear single shot:
13 million pixels, f/1.8 aperture, autofocus; support flash
Focus method:
Phase focus

Photo resolution:
Supports up to 4160×3120 pixels
*Photo pixels in different camera modes may differ, please refer to the actual

Camera resolution:
Supports up to 3840×2160 pixels
*Video pixels in different shooting modes may differ, please refer to the actual

Front camera

Front single shot:
8 megapixels, f/2.0 aperture, fixed focal length

Photo resolution:
Supports up to 3264×2448 pixels
*Video pixels in different shooting modes may differ, please refer to the actual

Camera resolution:
Supports up to 1920×1080 pixels
*Video pixels in different shooting modes may differ, please refer to the actual

Shooting function

Support professional mode, slow motion, night scene, panorama, streamer shutter, HDR, time-lapse photography, dynamic photos, watermark, document correction, and other shooting modes; support beauty, timed photo, voice-activated photo, smile capture, target tracking and other function settings
BATTERY 7250mAh (typical)
* Battery rated capacity is 7150mAh
CHARGING Standard charger supports 10V/2A output
NETWORK STANDARD MRX-W09/MRX-W19: Not supported;
MRX-AL09/MRX-AL19:
Support mobile / Unicom / Telecom 4G + / 4G / 3G / 2G
4G network standard:
Mobile 4G (TD-LTE) / Unicom 4G (TD-LTE / LTE FDD) / Telecom 4G (TD-LTE / LTE FDD)
3G network standard:
Mobile 3G (TD-SCDMA) / Unicom 3G (WCDMA) / Telecom 3G (CDMA 2000)
2G network standard:
Mobile 2G (GSM) / Unicom 2G (GSM) / Telecom 2G (CDMA 1X)
DATA CONNECTIONS WLAN:
Support, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac(wave2), MIMO, VHT160, 2.4G and 5G

Bluetooth:
BT5.1, support BLE, SBC, AAC, support LDAC HD audio

Bluetooth file transfer:
stand by

PC data synchronization:
stand by

OTG:
Support (maximum output current 5V/1.5A in reverse power supply)

USB:
Type-C, USB 3.1 GEN1

GPS:
Support GPS/AGPS (MRX-W09/MRX-W19 not supported) / Glonass / Beidou / Galileo / QZSS

Wireless projection: support
NFC Not supported
POSITIONING Support GPS/AGPS (MRX-W09/MRX-W19 not supported) / Glonass / Beidou / Galileo / QZSS
SENSOR Ambient light sensor
Hall sensor
Gyro
compass
Gravity sensor
Color temperature sensor
AUDIO Huawei Histen 6.0 sound
Audio file format: *.mp3, *.mp4, *.3gp, *.ogg, *.aac, *.flac, *.midi
VIDEO Video file format: *.3gp, *.mp4
SOFTWARE Huawei terminal intelligent device human-computer interaction communication software V9.0
PACKING LIST Tablet (built-in battery)
charger
Type-C to 3.5mm audio extension cable
Type-C data cable
Card reader
quick guide
Warranty Card
HUAWEI M-Pencil (standard on MRX-AL19/MRX-W19 only)
Huawei smart magnetic keyboard (only MRX-AL19/MRX-W19 standard)

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