On April 28, 2022, Huawei launched various new devices for consumers including the new MatePad SE tablet that packs with HarmonyOS 2.0 operating system and features a large display of 10.1-inch. The company has detailed the price with the following tags:
- MatePad SE 4GB+128GB Wi-Fi version is priced at 1499 yuan
- MatePad SE 4GB+128GB LTE version is priced at 1699 yuan
The pre-orders of this new tablet will start on April 28, and the first sale is targeted for May 6 in China.
Huawei MatePad SE:
Huawei MatePad SE launched with 10.1-inch full HD display with a 1920 x 1200 IPS screen with an 80 percent screen-to-body ratio. In terms of sound effects, the tablet features a Huawei Histen 7.0 sound effect, which combines with Harman Kardon’s latest sound technology.
In terms of size, the MatePad SE has a 7.85 mm thinness and weighs about 450 g. That tablet’s LTE version allows you to conduct a smooth calling experience. On the flip side, the tablet also has a 5100mAh battery for long-standing performance.
There are various cool features for the children such as a children’s playground and education center to build a one-stop learning platform for children. Furthermore, the addition of smart features such as eye protection mode will enable an extra layer of protection for your eyes.
Huawei MatePad 11 and 10.8 gets HarmonyOS 22.214.171.124
Huawei is rolling out HarmonyOS 126.96.36.199 for MatePad 11, upgrading from HarmonyOS 188.8.131.52/163. While on the other hand, Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 is getting HarmonyOS 184.108.40.206 upgrading from HarmonyOS 220.127.116.11. 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.