Today was a big day for Huawei. It announced the third generation of its operating system and uncovered a number of new products. Some of them are the first Huawei devices to come with this system out of the box. For instance, the Huawei MatePad Pro 11 is the first tablet with HarmonyOS 3 onboard. Its price starts at 3,299 yuan ($488).
In 2019, Huawei launched the first MatePad series of tablets. They won customers’ hearts in a blink. At the beginning of 2020, Huawei released the world’s first 5G tablet, the Huawei MatePad Pro 5G, leading the tablet industry into a new 5G era. In 2021, the company brought the first one running on HarmonyOS 2.
Appearance And Screen
The Huawei MatePad Pro 11 is also known as the world’s thinnest 11-inch tablet. It is as light as 449g and as thin as 5.9mm. It is available in four colors: Galaxy Blue, Crystal Diamond White, Obsidian Black, and Golden White. Externally, it has many things in common with the P50 series.
On the front, our protagonist carries an 11-inch 120Hz high-refresh-rate LED screen with a maximum brightness of 600nit, a screen ratio of 92%, support for 1.07 billion colors, ΔE<1, and TÜV Rheinland Global Eye Protection 3.0 certification.
Hardware And Performance
As for hardware, the Huawei MatePad Pro 11 is divided into two configurations – the standard model sports the Snapdragon 870 chip, while the top variant comes with the Snapdragon 888. The tablet also features an 8300mAh battery, but the charging speeds vary from model to model. For instance, the Snapdragon 870 supports 40W fast charging, whereas the Snapdragon 888 supports 66W fast charging. So it can be charged to 55% in 30 minutes and fully charged in 66 minutes.
The tablet can continuously play local 1080p high-definition video for 11.5 hours and browse web pages for 8.5 hours.
Also, this tablet comes with six-unit speakers and supports HUAWEI SOUND. Another highlight is support for a wraparound stealth antenna. Generally, the Huawei MatePad Pro 11 supports tri-band Wi-Fi, and the maximum network speed of four-network collaboration can reach 5.2Gbps.
The front camera has a 16MP resolution, while the rear dual camera comes with 13MP primary and 8MP super wide-angle lenses.
This is a large-screen tablet. So it’s quite logical that with the help of some accessories, it will turn into a laptop. Say, when docking the split-type smart magnetic keyboard with a key travel of 1.5mm, it will be ideal for office work. The keyboard and bracket can be separated. The bracket also comes with a hidden suspended Wi-Fi antenna. Due to it, the Wi-Fi rate can be increased by up to 20%.
Of course, this tablet also supports a stylus. The second-generation stylus Huawei M-Pencil comes in a new color variant “Snow White”. Apart from this, the latency is as low as 2ms and it has got a 30% increase in handwriting accuracy.
Finally, Huawei announced a productivity tool “Huawei PC Application Engine”. It provides a PC-level application experience on the tablet. You can remotely operate the computer and synchronize mobile phone communication capabilities in real-time.
The Huawei MatePad Pro 11 will start pre-sale tonight and will go on sale on August 10. The starting price is:
- Snapdragon 870 + 8GB + 128GB + Wi-Fi: 3299 yuan ($488);
- Snapdragon 870 + 8GB + 256GB + Wi-Fi: 3799 yuan ($562);
- Snapdragon 888 + 8GB + 128GB + Wi-Fi: 3599 yuan ($533);
- Snapdragon 888 + 8GB + 256GB + Wi-Fi: 4099 yuan ($607);
- Snapdragon 888 + 12GB + 512GB + Wi-Fi: 5299 yuan ($784);
- Snapdragon 888 + 8GB + 256GB + LTE: 5099 yuan ($754);
- Snapdragon 888 + 12GB + 512GB + LTE + stylus + keyboard: 7499 yuan ($1110).