The Huawei MatePad Pro is now up for pre-order in Spain, with the same promotion as in the UK.
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Two weeks ago, Huawei put up for pre-order the MatePad Pro in the UK, offering the Bluetooth keyboard and the M-Pencil for free. Now, the same version of this tablet is up for pre-order in Spain, with the same promotion. While the MatePad Pro was originally launched in November 2019 in China, we had to wait until the Mobile World Congress 2020, in February, to see it announced globally, with the product releasing in April. Meanwhile, for the more interesting 5G variant, no availability was mentioned, although the product page is already live in some markets, such as in Spain.
Coming back to the MatePad Pro available in Spain, Huawei is charging 549€ for it, and gifting the M-Pencil, worth 99€, and the Bluetooth keyboard, worth 129€, to those pre-ordering the tablet between the 28th April and the 11th May 2020. The MatePad Pro will start shipping between the 8th and the 14th of May 2020, being next week, with shipping being free inside of Spain. The version sold is the Wi-Fi variant, with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal memory, and in Midnight Grey.
Other features of the MatePad Pro are its rather compact size, with a 10.8” display with thin bezels of 4.9 millimetres, a body thickness of just 7.2 millimetres and weighting 460 grams. Inside, we find the high-end Kirin 990, coupled with 6GB of RAM, making of this tablet a powerhouse to play games or run demanding applications. Storage-wise, the MatePad Pro comes with 128GB, expandable via Huawei Nano Memory cards, up to 256GB, being more than enough to install dozens of large applications and games. For the battery, we find a large 7250mAh battery, supporting Huawei’s 40W wired SuperCharge, as well as 15W wireless charging and even reverse wireless charging, at 7.5W.
This being a tablet, users will likely use it to watch movies and series, with Huawei including four speakers with Huawei Histen 6.0 3D, tuned by Harman Kardon. The brand has also done quite a lot of work software-wise, including various features seen on other products such as the MateBooks, with the possibility of connecting their smartphone to the tablet and use both at the same time, with multi-screen collaboration, making multi-tasking easier. We also find desktop mode, converting the tablet into some kind of laptop, as well as multi-window, allowing users to use two applications simultaneously and even have a third one floating. Lastly, we also find APP Multiplier, which displays an application with two different views.
Of course, the gifted keyboard and M-Pencil, with 4096 pressure levels and supporting features such as tilt for shading, palm rejection and wireless charging, complete the overall experience, making it easier to use the tablet, although they can also be purchased separately.
For us, the only let-down on this tablet are its cameras, with Huawei settling for an 8MP punch-hole front camera and a 13MP back camera, with us wishing to see at least a low-end dual camera on the back and a front camera of 16 or 24MP. Regardless, most people will not be using them, making Huawei’s decision understandable.
Of course, the new MatePad Pro comes without Google Mobile Services or the Google Play Store, instead relying on Huawei Mobile Services and AppGallery, with AppGallery already having dozens of key applications such as Microsoft Office, which includes both Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Those interested in pre-ordering the MatePad Pro from Huawei Mobile Spain can do so via their official online store here.
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