It’s always exciting when we see someone daring to make a new top-tier tablet because the tablet market hasn’t been doing so well in recent years and not many companies dare to experiment with new products for the niche. Huawei this time around is giving a try with a new product for the tablet market by introducing the Huawei MatePad Pro.
Initially, it was believed that the tablet would be named Huawei MediaPad M7. However, reliable leak master Evan Blass corrected that statement and claimed it’s the Huawei MatePad Pro.
Some renders of the new Huawei tablet leaked around mid-October. These portrayed a tablet with an all-around thin bezel, which looks a lot like Apple’s latest iPad Pro. The difference is that the Huawei MatePad Pro has a small punch-hole in the top-left corner.
Images of the Huawei MatePad Pro confirmed two colours for the tablet – white and black. But the latest leak reveals to us that this tablet with a punch-hole display will arrive in green and orange shades as well. Meaning it will come in 4 different colours.
The tablet’s renders don’t reveal anything new, but from previous leaks, we know that the MatePad Pro will feature a USB-C port and an in-display fingerprint reader. There also seems to be what appears to be magnetic keyboard support and a dedicated stylus for the Huawei MatePad Pro, which looks a lot like the iPad Pro’s Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil.
So far, not much of the specs have been revealed, but the pictures depict a quad-speaker stereo setup for sound and a dual camera on the back. The Huawei MatePad Pro is supposed to be a high-end tablet with a Kirin 990 chipset and up to 8GB of RAM.
We’re still not sure if Huawei will release it with Android and Google apps pre-installed or opt for its own alternative. Considering that Huawei was barred from using Google apps, a concern is that this tablet might be limited to Asian markets only, or not worth a buy in the end.
However, it does look like Huawei is very close to regaining access to the Google framework! So, if it all works out, we might have a nice competitor for the Apple iPad Pro and Samsung Galaxy Tab S6, all coming down to what that stylus can do and how much the whole package costs.