After officially unveiling the MatePad Pro, back in November and then following that up with the Pro 5G version, Huawei has clearly shown its strong commitment to the tablet market. A MatePad 10.4-inch slate has been leaking, left and right, and now we get a fresh new scoop of info on it, courtesy of a reputable Weibo leakster Digital Chat Station.
He shared a specs comparison table, putting the upcoming MatePad against the 2019 Apple iPad 10.2 and the Huawei MediaPad M6 10.8. Arguably the most exciting new piece of information is the mention of a “planned” 5G version in one of the rows. Aside from that, the vanilla MatePad will have a notchless 2000x1200 pixel 10.4" IPS display, housed inside a 245.2 x 154.96 x 7.35mm body, with a total weight of 450 grams.
The built-in battery will have a capacity of 7,250mAh, which Huawei rates at about 10 hours of offline video playback. Four Harman Kardon-tuned speakers should deliver excellent audio output, while the Kirin 810 chipset paired with 4GB or 6GB of RAM will be the brains of the operation.
. The MatePad will be getting 64GB or 128GB of storage and a pair of 8MP fixed-focus cameras - one on the back and one on the front.
Finally, the MatePad will boot Android 10, with EMUI 10 on top. Since the table does mention features like Multi-Window, alongside something called an education center, we can only imagine the newer EMUI 10.1 will ship out-of-the-box.
Moving on to GeekBench and what is another Huawei tablet leak, we have a bit of info on the BAH3-W09, which sources believe will be called the MatePad M6 Lite or Youth. Then again, considering that the current M6 tablet is part of the MediaPad lineup, we can’t exactly be too sure about the naming yet. Info on this device is still scarce, but we do know it will be equipped with an 8-core HiSilicon chipset with a 1.8GHz CPU, so probably the same Kirin 810 chipset. 4GB of RAM are reported by GeekBench, as well as Android 10 – nothing really unexpected.
kirin 990 on the m6 lite??? or did I read it wrong
Mate Xs? that's 8 inch and high spec
I previously mentioned only Amazon and Samsung are determined to stay in the Android tablet market in the long haul. Add Huawei to this. It can afford to endure this slowly shrinking market. I stand corrected.