Huawei MatePad 5G lunches: A Kirin 820-powered version of the MatePad 10.4
The Huawei MatePad Pro 5G is a high-budget tablet with next gen connectivity, starting at CNY 5,300 ($785). The MatePad 10.4 is more affordable, CNY 1,900 ($280) for the Wi-Fi only option. Halfway point between those two lies the new Huawei MatePad boosts a 5G options.
The Huawei MatePad 5G increases on the MatePad 10.4 released earlier this year.
Though it looks same to the 10.4 model, however it upgrades to the Kirin 820 chipset. This brings with it a 5G modem along with Wi-Fi 6. Compared to the Kirin 810 of the other tablet it comes with two Cortex-A76 cores (four in total) and a more powerful Mali-G57 MP6 GPU (up to 30% faster than the G52 MP6). It has just one memory configuration for this slate, 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB storage. Which can be expandable via a external microSD card.
In addition to the Chipset, a few more similarities exits than differences. The MatePad 5G has the same 10.4” IPS LCD panel with 2,000 x 1,200 px resolution. It houses the same same 8 MP front-facing camera, on the opposite sides is another 8 MP cam. It houses speakers around the perimeter along with four microphones.
The battery capacity remains the same, 7,250 mAh, but charging speed was increased slightly to 22.5 W (up from 18 W). 30 minutes give it up-to30%, going to 100% takes 2.5 hours.
For charging, the USB-C port, which serve as a double duty as the wired headphones port – the 3.5 mm jack has been dropped (at least you get a Type-C to 3.5 mm adapter in the box).
This tablet is compatible with a couple of key accessories – a hardware keyboard cover and the M-Pencil stylus. Since the slate runs EMUI 10.1 (based on Android 10, no GMS), it supports Huawei’s desktop experience, which can turn it into a compact laptop replacement.
The Huawei MatePad 5G can already be pre-ordered from Vmall.com at a price of CNY 3,200 in White and Gray.