One of the first MWC announcements comes to us from the hand of Huawei. Among other novelties (printers, accessories and, of course, the new Huawei MateBook X Pro), the Chinese company presented three new models of Tablet: the Huawei MatePad Paper, the Huawei MateBook E and the Huawei MatePad.
The MatePad Paper is mostly a surprise, because it’s not a Tablet like the ones we are used to. In this case, we are faced with a Tablet with e-ink display (or e-ink), so it’s closer to what we call an eBook.
On the other hand, MateBook E and MatePad are a tablets traditional, which we could even compare with the Surface Pro 8 (especially in the first case). With them, you will have access to the latest Huawei technology in Tabletwith a color screen.
Now we know a little more about the three models.
When will the Huawei MatePad Paper, Huawei MateBook E and Huawei MatePad go on sale?
At this time, we don’t know when the three new models announced at Mobile World Congress will go on sale, and we don’t even know in which markets. The only thing they have progressed is that some advertised products will arrive sooner than others.
How much will the Huawei MatePad Paper, Huawei MateBook E and Huawei MatePad cost?
The Huawei MatePad Paper will be priced at just $499, with the M-Pencil and Folio Cover included in the box.
That’s slightly less than the MateBook E, which starts at $649 for the base model with Core i3 and 128GB of storage. The price goes up to $999 (Core i5 and 256 GB), $1,199 (Core i5, 512 GB, 16 GB of RAM and a keyboard case) and $1,399 (Core i5, 512 GB, 16 GB of RAM and a case)).-keyboard).
What are the features of the Huawei MatePad Paper?
As we have already said, the Huawei MatePad Paper is surely not the Tablet that many of us have been waiting for. It’s a Tablet 10.3″ with e-ink screen, which unfortunately means the screen is black and white.
That doesn’t mean you have to compromise on power, as it offers so much more than your average Kindle eBook. It uses Huawei’s operating system, HarmonyOS. You won’t have access to as many apps as with the Play Store, but its features outshine most similar devices.
In this sense, you can take notes by hand with the style Huawei M-Pencil, fully compatible. The experience when using it should be virtually the same as when using pen and paper, as it has 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity and a latency of just 2 milliseconds.
Although we don’t know the resolution of its 10.3″ screen, we do know that it’s a reflective screen with an anti-glare solution and it has 32 levels of brightness, so in principle you should can use it day or night.
The company has assured that its battery can last four weeks, although it always depends on the use you are going to give it. We do not know the loading speed or the processor it uses, but we do know that it has 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of ROM.
And what about the Huawei MateBook E?
The range of tablets Huawei has also integrated a model with a color screen. After launching exclusively in China, the latest generation of the MateBook E also arrived globally at MWC 2022.
Instead of using HarmonyOS, you will be using Windows 11, and instead of having a black and white e-ink display, use Huawei’s first OLED display on a PC, which is 12.6″ in size with a resolution of 2560. x 1600. The screen is, of course, touchscreen.
Obviously, you will be able to use the M-Pencil, with excellent sensitivity and latency. The box also includes a detachable keyboard, the Smart Magnetic Keyboard, which you can use to give that laptop functionality to your Tablet. It also has two viewing angles: 110º and 160º.
Although this may disappoint some, the Tablet it does not use the 12th generation of Intel processors, so you will have to settle for the 11th generation (i3, i5 and i7). Additionally, you can choose between 8 or 16 GB of RAM and 128, 256 or 512 GB of storage.
Perhaps even more disappointing is the battery, as a capacity of 42 Wh doesn’t seem like much. Obviously, you’ll have to try it in person to find out how long it really lasts. Of course, it is compatible with fast charging up to 65 W.
What do we know about the Huawei MatePad?
Although Huawei did not give the Huawei MatePad the same category as the rest of tabletswe know that it has a screen with a resolution of 2K and that it is compatible with the Huawei M-Pencil 2nd generation.
It is also a very thin and light device, with a thickness of only 7.35 mm and a weight of 450 g. In addition, it has a battery that promises 12 hours of video playback, as well as 4 speakers and 3 microphones.