About two months after launching the Matepad Pro line of premium Android tablets (priced at $600 and up), Huawei is updating its mid-range tablet lineup with the new MatePad 10.4 tablet.
As the name suggests, the new model has a 10.4 inch display. It also has a Huawei Kirin 810 octa-core processor, support for pen input, quad speakers (and mics), and a microSD card reader.
The tablet will be available in China starting April 26 for 1,899 yuan (about $270) and up.
For that price, Huawei is selling a model with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. But the company will also offer a 6GB/128GB model for $310 and a 6GB/128GB + 4G LTE version for about $350.
Each version of the tablet has a 10.4 inch, 2000 x 1200 pixel IPS display with support for up to 470 nits of brightness. And each has a 7,250 mAh battery, 8MP front and rear cameras, 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, and USB 2.0 Type-C ports.
The Huawei Matepad 10.4 measures 245.2mm x 155mm x 7.4mm (9.7″ x 6.1″ x 0.3″) and weighs 450 grams (about 1 pound).
Huawei hasn’t said if or when the tablet will be available outside of China.
via Huawei, Fone Arena, and Xataka Android
It comes with eMMc 5.1, unlike Matepad pro with UFS 3.0 and Mediapad M6 with UFS 2.1.
A 10.4″ screen at a 10:6 aspect ratio is still narrower than the old 9.7″ iPads. In other words, it’s pretty useless for anything other than movies. Or is it just me?
It can be interesting. The M-pen can make this tablet very useful, and there are very few competitors with active / passive pen.
But, what catalog of applications do have Huawei? Airflow, sketchbook, Ibis, paperone,… Are the in their Apps market? How can we discover without installing their app market?
This tablet looks way better than the “Pro” version – no stupid camera punch hole…
However, I wish they had a 13″ model.
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