Huawei has announced that its most advanced tablet, the MatePad Pro 13.2, is leaving China to enter other markets. This tablet boasts an OLED panel, the now-famous Kirin 9000S SoC manufactured by Chinese foundry SMIC, and it runs on HarmonyOS 4. An intermediate option between iOS and Android, HarmonyOS is seeking to completely detach from Android in pursuit of significant software advancements. Other manufacturers like Xiaomi are also following in their footsteps.
The MatePad Pro 13.2 is designed for professional use, with a greater emphasis on content creation thanks to its large OLED panel and an advanced M-Pencil stylus. To learn about all the features it offers, read on.
Huawei MatePad Pro 13.2 tablet specifications
The Huawei MatePad Pro 13.2 revolves around a 13.2-inch flexible OLED panel with a generous resolution of 2880 x 1920 pixels (3:2). This panel achieves a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio and can reach a brightness of 1,000 nits. It is assembled in an aluminum and magnesium chassis with just 5.5mm thickness and weighs 580 grams.
Interestingly, Huawei hides the SoC details on the official website. However, we know it uses a Kirin 9000S SoC designed by HiSilicon, a Huawei subsidiary responsible for chip design. This chip is brought to life by Chinese foundry SMIC with a 7nm manufacturing process. The SoC offers CPU performance comparable to a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, and the Maleoon 910 MP4 GPU could have similar performance to an 8-core Adreno 660 in the Snapdragon 888 Plus.
The Kirin 9000S is accompanied by 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and a choice of 256GB or 512GB UFS 3.1 internal storage. The MatePad Pro 13.2 is powered by a 10,100mAh battery that supports 88W fast charging, allowing it to charge from 0 to 85% in 40 minutes (0 to 100% in 65 minutes).
Other specifications and launch price
Continuing with the MatePad Pro 13.2 specifications, it offers a dual-camera setup on the back, consisting of a primary 13MP sensor and an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens. This camera can capture 4K video at 30FPS. On the front, there is a 16MP selfie camera with a depth sensor capable of 4K photos but only 1080p video at 30FPS. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS positioning, and a USB-C port.
The display is compatible with the 3rd Generation Huawei M-Pencil, featuring more than 10,000 pressure levels and NearLink wireless technology to minimize latency. The HarmonyOS 4 operating system supports multitasking with multiple apps open on the same screen, and the tablet can be paired with a magnetic keyboard and an advanced audio system.
Now for the important part – the price. The MatePad Pro 13.2 will be available for pre-order from January 8th at a recommended price of 999 euros (12GB/256GB) or 1,199 euros (12GB/512GB) in green or gold black color options. The keyboard is available for an additional 199 euros, and the M-Pencil for 99 euros.