Huawei adds a notch to its flagship MediaPad Pro tablet

Huawei announces the Mate Pad Pro the first tablet with a punch-hole display

Huawei adds a notch to its flagship MediaPad Pro tablet

The Huawei MatePad Pro should be announced today, November 25, according to a company teaser posted roughly about two weeks ago.

Just like smartphones, the tablets are also coming with lesser & lesser bezels on front & same is the case with the MatePad Pro. There is a hole-punch display, something that's unique for a tablet.

As we referenced previously, the MatePad Pro does firmly look like an iPad Pro, particularly with the keyboard attached. Under the hood, the tablet is powered by a Kirin 990 processor paired with either 6GB or 8GB RAM and up to 512GB of internal storage. There's also an optional LTE variant. The LTE variant with 6 GB RAM is priced at 3,799 yuan (~$540) while the 8 GB RAM model costs 4,499 yuan (~$569). That is the price tag for a 6GB RAM variant of the device, which comes with 128GB of storage, and without LTE support.

The tablet is already up for Pre-Order in China & will start shipping from December 12. A 5G version will be out in the first quarter of 2020.

The Huawei MatePad Pro features a 10.8-inch 2560 x 1600 AMOLED display, with a 16:10 aspect ratio. The high-end tablet is a flagship device that comes with a punch-hole camera. Huawei claims this bezel-less display has a 90 per cent screen-to-body ratio, plus a notched cutout on the top left corner to accommodate an 8MP selfie camera. The device earlier thought to be the MediaPad M7 really is the Huawei MatePad Pro. On the software side, the tab comes with Android 10 out of the box with EMUI 10. Unfortunately, the device doesn't offer Google Mobile Service suite due to the ongoing US-China trade war. There is a 13MP main shooter around the back. Making sure everything ticks is a 7,250mAh battery with support for 40W SuperCharge technology.

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