Huawei MatePad Pro 5G: Malaysia’s first 5G tablet is here

2020 Huawei MatePad Pro 5G
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Huawei has taken the wraps off its new flagship tablet—Huawei MatePad Pro 5G—Malaysia’s first 5G tablet. The tablet will go on sale starting 26 June 2020, priced at MYR3,299.

The MatePad Pro 5G is essentially the 5G version of the original MatePad Pro launched in April. You’ll find the 10.8-inch 16:10 2K QHD IPS display (2560×1600) with ultra-narrow 4.9mm bezels. Housed in a sleek unibody design, the device boasts an impressive 90 per cent screen-to-body ratio, the highest tablet SOT in the world.

The new tablet comes in an elegant vegan leather finish in Forest Green.

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Under the hood, the top-of-the-line 7nm Kirin 990 5G SoC paired with the 16-core Mali-G76 GPU delivers top flight performance and power efficiency.

The device supports both non-standalone (NSA) and standalone (SA) 5G as well as TDD/FDD multi-frequency bands offering a wide range of connectivity.

The Kirin chip also integrates Huawei’s proprietary Da Vinci NPU architecture which supplies the tablet with AI computing capabilities. Paired with up to 8GB of LPDDR4X memory and a 3D graphene cooling system, the tablet delivers expected compute and graphics performance while keeping cool at all times.

Weighing 460g, the compact tablet offers a 3.5mm headphone jack, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, GLONASS, and Beidou.

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Keeping things juiced is a large 7,250mAh battery that charges via USB-C.  It supports 40W fast-charging, 27W wireless charging and 7.5W reverse wireless charging. In comparison, the non-5G model supports 20W fast-charging and 15W wireless charging.

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The accompanying M-pencil supports 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity and it can charge wirelessly when attached at the top of the tablet. The stylus will happily charge up in full within an hour.

The keyboard case doubles as a dual-angle stand and the keyboard offers 1.3mm key travel.

As seen on the MatePad Pro, Huawei has devised a couple of new features including Multi-Window for enhanced multi-tasking. That aside, Huawei App Multiplier lets you launch the same app side-by-side for added convenience and spontaneity.

Audio-wise, the MatePad Pro 5G comes with a quad-channel, quad-speaker system enhanced by Histen 6.0 3D stereo and tuned by Harman Kardon Audio.

Pricing and availability

The Huawei MatePad Pro 5G will be available for purchase starting 26 June 2020. Priced at MYR3,299, each purchase will come with free gifts including Huawei Video with 3-month free access to dimsum, Qello Concert, and The Explorers; 50GB Huawei Cloud storage (valid 12 months).

This offer is valid from 26 June until 30 November 2020.

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The optional Smart Magnetic Keyboard retails at MYR499 and it comes with a Huawei M-Pencil for free (worth MYT299).

The Huawei MatePad Pro is also available as a Wi-Fi only version. The 8GB RAM + 256GB storage model, available in Midnight Grey and Pearl White, retails for MYR2,399.

The Huawei AppGallery Carnival is currently running until 30 June 2020. Stand a chance to win lucky draw prizes worth up to MYR2 million including three Proton X70s and 500 electric scooters. More information here.

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