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Huawei MatePad PRO: The world’s first Harmony OS powered tablet

Huawei MatePad Pro has been unveiled as the world’s first Hamrony OS tablet and doubles as a new generation of the Huawei MatePad series that have always shipped Android in the past. Consisting of 3 models, the Huawei MatePad pro 12.6, and the Huawei MatePad pro 10.8 ship new technologies that have been inked by Huawei as productivity enablers for all users.

“The new HUAWEI MatePad Pro is the perfect tool that will inspire users to be more productive and creative. With the new HarmonyOS 2, users can take advantage of apps and services in completely new ways and work smarter than ever.”

said Kevin Ho, COO, Huawei Consumer BG

The HUAWEI MatePad Pro sports a 12.6-inch OLED FullView display with a 90% screen-to-body ratio –– the highest among all tablets currently available on the market. Each display ships a ΔE color difference of less than 0.5 for high color accuracy to deliver a crisp, and color-accurate picture. Also, an ultra-high contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1, and support for a DCI-P3 color gamut sum up as key features that headline the new MatePad pro’s display features.

Shipping Harmony OS as the first for a tablet, the MatePad pro equips a Kirin 9000 series chipset which enables incredible performance levels on the tablet due to the lightweight operating system. Due to the Kirin 9000 processor performance levels supported by the distributed data management and task scheduling capabilities of HarmonyOS, the tablet can work together with smartphones and PCs to extend productivity and creativity whether in an office or drawing board.

With multi-screen collaboration support, the tablet can be used as a drawing board in Mirror mode and a monitor in Extend mode. It also supports cross-device file dragging and dropping, delivering a more efficient and collaborative multi-device experience on a PC.

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However, to facilitate the collaboration with PCs, the MatePad pro was unveiled together with the 2nd generation of the Huawei M-Pencil. The Smartpen features a platinum nib for high-precision handwriting and low latency differentiation between 4,086 levels of force as noted by Huawei during the launch event.

Ranking as the world’s first tablet to run harmony OS, the MatePad Pro ships a new user-first interface headlined by an IOS-like design, home screen widgets, a bottom navigation dock, among other features designed to bring out full performance on the Huawei new generation tablet.

To the camera department, the Huawei MatePad Pro ships a triple rear camera setup. While there’s no camera on the front for the MatePad pro 12.6, the 10.8-inch version on the other hand has a 13MP rear camera and an 8MP front-facing camera. Aside that, the 10.8-inch comes with a 7250 mAh battery that can recharge with 40W Huawei SuperCharge as the 12.6-inch version offers a bigger 10,000mAh capacity to deliver more uptime on the tablet.

At the moment, Huawei has not revealed the official MatePad pro price as yet, but based on the fact that Harmony OS powers the new generation tablet, it may be priced below $2000 to attract a new legion of users to the Harmony OS ecosystem. For now, Huawei is officially off the Android radar with the MatePad Pro sealing a new standard for future releases.

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