Early in June, Huawei unveiled its most powerful tablet – Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6. This new tab comes with two screen size variants of 12.6 inches and 10.8 inches. If we individually talk about the Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6, this tablet offers two storage memory variants of 128GB and 256GB.
Not to mention, this HarmonyOS 2 powered tablet offers whole editing room capabilities for users to open an unbounded creative world. Somehow, the storage capacity is always a concern, so Huawei brings a 512GB storage variant for the 12.6 inches version.
Furthermore, this new tablet with larger memory storage has the same specifications such as a full OLED screen, HarmonyOS 2, Kirin 9000 series chip, multi-screen collaboration, and so on as the previous variants. However, it comes in two variants with different prices–
- 512GB WiFi version with keyboard and stylograph priced at 7699 Yuan
- 512GB 5G version with keyboard and M Pen priced at 8999 Yuan
Now, it’s time to explore the details of the model-
Display and Visuals:
The 12.6 inches screen occupying 90% of the screen-to-body ratio provides a 2560 x 1600 pixel resolution in Huawei MatePad Pro to delivers a clearer view. Moving ahead, it features a DCI-P3 wide color gamut and a 1,000,000:1 color contrast for a professional-grade detailed exhibition of the visuals such as pictures and videos.
Adding to this, the laptop is certified by TUV Rheinland eye certification 2.0 to assure your eye protection arrangement from blue lights. So, you can focus on your work without being worried about limiting the working time on the tablet.
Processor and Computing Power:
This tablet’s processer is powered by 5nm Kirin 9000 series chipsets with more than 15 billion transistors. The eight-core CPU with three-speed energy efficiency architecture not only provides preeminent performance but lesser power consumption. Furthermore, the whole arrangement is shipped with the following components and technology-
- GPU: 24-core Mali -G78
- NPU architecture: Dual-core + micro-core
- Netcon: 5G and WiFi 6+
HarmonyOS and Software capabilities
This tablet comes with HarmonyOS operating system and distributive capabilities to bring more efficient working capabilities and reduced the small screen problems.
- The high-frequency operation focused desktop
- Distributed file management: One-step direct information access
- Control Center: Seamless connection with other devices
- Mirror Mode: With Huawei, M-Pencil turn your tablet into a drawing board
- Extended Mode: Expand your screen to enjoy the whole view
- Sharing Mode: An efficient cross-system file transfer
Additionally, it has a brand new multilingual smart voice recognization button for real-time voice-to-text conversion. It supports many languages such as Mandarin, English, Japanese, and so on. Besides, also supports a concurrent interpretation of Chinese to foreign accents.
Battery and Charging:
This Huawei tablet packs with a 10050mAh large battery to provide continuous video playback for 14 hours. Besides, it supports all kinds of charging with the below-mentioned capabilities-
- 40W Wire superfast Charging
- 27W Wireless Forward Charging
- 10W Reverse Wireless charging
- Frost Silver
- Summer Populus
Huawei MatePad 11 and 10.8 gets HarmonyOS 184.108.40.206
Huawei is rolling out HarmonyOS 220.127.116.11 for MatePad 11, upgrading from HarmonyOS 18.104.22.168/163. While on the other hand, Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 is getting HarmonyOS 22.214.171.124 upgrading from HarmonyOS 126.96.36.199. Below you can check the eligible tablet models to get a new software update.
- Huawei MatePad 11 WiFi DBY-W09
- Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 2021 WiFi MRR-W29
- Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 2021 WiFi MRR-W39
To be mentioned, this firmware is only available for the Chinese models.
According to the changelog, Huawei is adding a feature that supports two pairs of Bluetooth earphones simultaneously to allow people to listen to songs together.
This new firmware adds support for the PC mobile engine, which would enable to use of the PC version of the WPS office on a tablet. Furthermore, Huawei is installing the latest security patch for these two tablets with January 2023 HarmonyOS security update.
The latest software update for Huawei MatePad 11 and MatePad 10.4 comes is rolling out in batches and it’ll soon cover all of the devices. Below you can check the complete changelog for more information.
- Added the function of supporting two pairs of Bluetooth headsets at the same time, one song, two people, listening to the beauty together add Good (only supported by some Huawei headsets).
- Added support for PC application engine, you can use the desktop version of the office software WPS on the tablet, to get a more comprehensive and efficient office experience.
- Incorporate the January 2023 security patch to enhance system security.
Huawei PC market growth is against the trends: CEO
Over the past two years, Huawei has improved its Consumer Business portfolio in all products including PCs, and Huawei Consumers Business Group CEO, Yu Chengdong said that the company is moving towards growth in the PC market amid an industry-wide slowdown.
According to Gartner, worldwide PC shipments accounted for a total of 65.3 million units in the fourth quarter of 2022, which is a massive 28.5% decline as compared to the same quarter last year.
Garter mentioned that this is the largest quarterly shipment decline in the PC market since the market researcher began tracking the PC market in the mid-1990.
Huawei CEO said that Huawei PC products attained rapid growth in 2022 and the overall sales expanded rapidly. The Chinese tech maker has also achieved digital growth and a new milestone in key industries.
This is quite amazing but the Huawei consumer business chief has something more to say about the year ahead.
Yu said in the new year, Huawei will provide a consumer-centric approach and will continue to harness the power of research and development, open innovation, and build core competitiveness to bring new products.
The company will continue to explore industry scenarios and work with partners to create a prosperous environment for satisfying consumers’ demands. Simultaneously, Yu promised that his company will build an industry-leading commercial full-scenario service system to create a professional, efficient and powerful service ecosystem.
The new year will be filled with new energy and the Huawei PC market is likely to fulfill its promise by utilizing the company’s high-quality resources.
It will gain momentum from research, marketing, sales, supply, and service with partners in all ways possible. The collaboration will help all industry players to get their fair share of growth in the commercial market.
Yu emphasized that the company is willing to work with partners and explore the upcoming industry transition.
Huawei to launch new tablet in Q2 this year
This year is different and we could expect a number of new tablet device devices from Huawei, in that place, new tablet devices could launch in the Q2 of this year.
Inputs reveal that Huawei could launch a new tablet lineup in Q2 because Huawei has a big launch event in the first quarter. However, there’s a minor possibility that Huawei may reschedule the tablet launch to an early or later date.
Currently, there’s no new input available on the tablets but we may come in the near future. It is possible that the upcoming tablet will be powered by the latest Snapdragon and HarmonyOS 3.1 technologies but we’ll wait for new remarks from Huawei.