Announcement. Top tablet Huawei MatePad 10.8

In the distant mysterious China announcedsolid serious tablet Huawei MatePad 10.8. In all the main characteristics, it is very similar to the Huawei MatePad Pro presented last fall, only not so showy. Not so narrow bezels around the screen. And the screen itself is normal, solid, they did not make a hole in it for the front camera.

Left MatePad 10.8, Right Pro

  • Huawei MatePad Pro - a tablet with a holey screen
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Let's start with prices. From ¥ 2399 (₽24800, $ 343) for the younger version to ¥ 3599 (₽37100, $ 514) for the older version. This is if you buy directly from China. On Aliexpress, of course, it will be more expensive.

  • 6 + 64 GB Wi-Fi - ¥ 2399 (₽24800, $ 343)
  • 6 + 128 GB Wi-Fi - ¥ 2799 (₽28,900, $ 400)
  • 6 + 256 GB Wi-Fi - ¥ 3599 (₽37100, $ 514)
  • 6 + 128 GB LTE - ¥ 3199 (₽33,000, $ 457)
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Strangely enough, there is only one version with an LTE module (the supported ranges are unknown) and as many as three “only Wi-Fi”. But what Wi-Fi! Sixth, super fast! It seems like it's time to think about changing your router.

Chipset - HiSilicon Kirin 990. Own and top-end. On average, devices based on it gain about 450 thousand AnTuTu points.

Memory. Operational is always strictly exactly 6 GB, constant from 64 to 256 GB. There is support for Micro-SD memory cards (versus NM cards in the MatePad Pro).

The screen is exactly the same as that of the MatePad Pro, only without the hole. IPS-matrix with a diagonal of 10.8 ″ and a resolution of 2560 × 1600 (280 ppi).

The battery capacity is 7500 mAh, 22.5 W fast charging is supported.

Cameras are modest by smartphone standards. On the tablet, as for me, just right. 13MP rear, 8MP front. Well, really. You will not use this bandura as a camera, will you?

The software is familiar and understandable. Android 10 plus proprietary shell EMUI 10.1. Since the tablet is for China, there are obviously no Google services.

Interesting. Styluses are supported, keyboards are connected, there is even a fingerprint scanner. Harman kardon is responsible for the sound. Plus four external speakers. Best for loud toys or watching videos.

So, as for me, Huawei has another very interesting tablet for home use. It remains to wait for non-Chinese prices and the first reviews.

Key features of Huawei MatePad 10.8:

Screen S-IPS, 10.8 ″, 2560 × 1600, 280 ppi, 16M colors, touch, capacitive, multi-touch 10 touches
Iron HiSilicon Kirin 990
2.86 GHz, 2 x Cortex-A76, 2 x Cortex-A76, 4 x Cortex-A55, Mali-G76
Memory 6 GB RAM, ROM 64-256 GB, Micro-SD up to 512 GB
Mobile Internet LTE
Mobile networksLTE
Battery Li-Ion, 7500 mAh, fast charge 22.50 W
Dimensions 257 x 170 x 7.2 mm
Weight500 g
Rear camera: 13 MP, f / 1.8, flash, autofocus
front camera: 8 MP, f / 2.0, no flash, no autofocus
NavigationGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou
OS Android 10, EMUI 10.1
Sensors Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Approach, Illumination, Fingerprint scanner (front), Hall
USBType-C v3.0, USB-OTG

George Kiselyov