In May 2021, Huawei unveiled the MateBook 16 laptop featuring the AMD Ryzen series’s chipset at the smart product launch conference in China. Now, the laptops have officially listed on the global website and are available for consumers.
Built with a high finishing design, the laptop pre-installs Windows 10 which will be upgradeable on 11 once available. Besides, it also has Huawei exclusive features to deliver you an extensive user experience. Below you can check the main highlight of the models.
- 16-inch 2.5K Full View Display
- Sophisticated Design with Ceramic finish
- Dual Shark Fin Fan Colling System
- AMD Ryzen Processors
- Huawei Share
- 84 Wh battery with 135 W charging Support
- Font-facing Dual Speakers
Starting with the font of Huawei MateBook 16, a large 16″ 2.5K FullView screen providing you a better view with 100% sRGB color gamut and 1.07 billion color accuracy. Besides, it has obtained the TÜV Rheinland low blue light and DC dimming and flicker-free calibration eye protection certification.
Coming to its processing power, it is equipped with an octa-core 7 nm chipset to achieve a higher level of multitasking. In addition, it has 16GB dual-channel RAM with 512GB PCIe SSD internal storage. The inbuilt ultra-slim S-shaped Shark Fin blades are responsible for system cooling. Moreover, this laptop shows a 20% of improvement in multi-core performance.
Moving to the sound modules, the laptops come with dual microphones that can support up to 5 mete voice pickup. Besides, the AL noise cancellation and echo reduction collect a filtered sound to eliminate the extra noise. Additionally, it provides an extra-large touchpad, full backlit keyboard, Huawei Share, super-fast Wi-Fi 6, and fingerprint power button.
Now, let’s check the pricing and availability of the product:
Pricing and Offers
The Huawei MateBook 16 comes in a space gray color and has two processor variants that are currently listed on Huawei’s German website. Furthermore, users can buy this laptop in pre-sale with an advance payment of €50 to save €50.
- The AMD Ryzen 75800H with 16+512 memory costs €1,199.00
- The AMD Ryzen 55600H with 16+512 memory costs €1,099.00
- Huawei Display 23.8 worths €139.00
- Huawei FreeBus 4i worths €69.00
- 12 of extended warranty with Huawei care worths €69.00
Huawei MatePad 11 and 10.8 gets HarmonyOS 126.96.36.199
Huawei is rolling out HarmonyOS 188.8.131.52 for MatePad 11, upgrading from HarmonyOS 184.108.40.206/163. While on the other hand, Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 is getting HarmonyOS 220.127.116.11 upgrading from HarmonyOS 18.104.22.168. 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.