The latest Huawei MatePad is an impressively sized yet slim tablet, perfect for multi-tasking on a work project or studying wherever you are. It only comes in a Midnight Grey colorway that is simultaneously bold and classic in style. It is exceptionally lightweight and handles comfortably.
It features an 84% screen-to-body ratio made possible by ultra-refined bezels that measure just 7.9mm. It can achieve a resolution of up to 2000×1200 in Full HD+. In keeping with its slim build, the MatePad’s sound system is integrated into the body through a quad-channel speaker system. Sound is delivered in partnership with Harman Kardon, who provide immersive and cinematic audio with the tablet’s Histen 6.0 3D stereo.
Internally, the Huawei MatePad contains a powerful Kirin 810 CPU AI chipset. The chipset is an octa-core CPU with two high performance A76 cores and six A55 efficiency cores. It runs at a base clock speed of 2.27GHz to ensure performance even with the most intensive tasks. The custom Mali-G52 GPU supports GPU Turbo 3.0 and works in tandem with the CPU to provide smooth gaming, quick app launches and switching. In addition, the Kirin 810 has a Da Vinci NPU that offers exceptional AI functioning such as scene recognition, video collage generation, calorie counting, or object identification.
Powering all this hardware is a large 7,250mAh battery that works in coordination with the Kirin 810. This battery can support up to 12 hours of 1080p video playing or general Internet browsing. The battery comes with a 10W charger, meaning it will take just 3.8 hours for a full charge.
The amount of Smart Interactive features on the Huawei MatePad are endless. Some of the main features include Huawei Share for cross-device pairing and data transfer, App Multiplier for multi-tasking within the same app using two independently operable windows (such as having contacts in one window and active conversations in the other) and Multi-Window for multi-tasking between different apps (such as internet research in one window and a word processor in the other). Lastly, Huawei MeeTime allows native chat functionality between Huawei devices, such as 1080p video calls.
For students, the Huawei MatePad also supports your learning when you are outside of the classroom. In terms of educational apps the Huawei MatePad offers, there are plenty: from instructional aides that provide step-by-step mathematics solutions such as Microsoft Math Solver to PowerPoint presentation and poster creators such as Canva, all of these and more are downloadable from the Huawei AppGallery.
Other apps not found on the AppGallery such as some Google apps will be available on Huawei’s new Petal Search:
- Google Maps: web mapping service that provides a detailed GPS/maps experience using real-time traffic, public transport and location data with immersive imagery and panoramic views of streets via Street View
- Google Chrome: simple yet secure web browser customisable through a user profile and multiple extension apps and tools
- Google PDF Viewer: software that allows access and reading of PDF (Portable Document Format) files
- Schoology: virtual learning social network which allows for class collaboration through instructor management and student engagement via discussion forums, assignments, assessments, reminders and more