A new tablet arrives in the Huawei catalog: the brand renews its commitment to large-screen mobile devices with the Huawei MatePad 10.8, a tablet with that panel diagonal. In addition, the device includes a Kirin 990, WiFi 6+, a large 7,500 mAh battery and an option for 4G connectivity.
We are on the verge of August and manufacturers continue to renew their fleet of Android devices. And not only smartphones, but also tablets: the new Huawei MatePad 10.8 It is on its way to its first buyers, currently Chinese. And it is not a bad tablet: it looks powerful, well designed and very functional.
Huawei MatePad 10.8 data sheet
Huawei MatePad 10.8
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
257 x 170 x 7.2 mm
10.8-inch LCD with 2,560 x 1,600 pixel resolution
Huawei Kirin 990
13 MP, f / 1.8
8 MP, f / 2.0
Option to 4G
GPS / GLONASS / BEIDOU
Harman Kardon + Certified Four Channel Speakers
From 291 euros to change
Powerful, slim and high performance
The inclusion of the Kirin 990 in the Huawei MatePad 10.8 makes it clear that the brand aims to offer a high-performance experience. In this sense, and being the highest-end processor from Huawei, the tablet is powerful, offers enough RAM (6 GB) and is available in storage versions that reach 256 GB (from the most basic 64 GB) . In addition, Huawei allows the expansion of the internal space through its proprietary SD cards, the NM Cards.
With a metallic body, rounded lines, somewhat heavy and with a considerable size, the Huawei MatePad 10.8 points to that screen diagonal offering an LCD panel that reaches the resolution of 2,560 x 1,600 pixels. With a density of 280 PPP, the tablet features sufficiently tight frames and four speakers in the rear. They are certified by Harman Kardon, so they should sound more than decent.
The Huawei MatePad 10.8 is well equipped for the multimedia field, also for work: Huawei equips your device with a magnetic keyboard to make entering text easier. And it is compatible with the relevant stylus, although it must be purchased separately.
In the photographic field, the Huawei MatePad 10.8 maintains a 1.8-megapixel rear camera with an aperture that aims to be bright for a tablet: f / 1.8. The section is completed with a 8 megapixel front camera and f / 2.0 aperture, all washed down with Huawei’s own capture software.
The battery is loose enough: 7,500 mAh. It also bets on fast charging since The Huawei MatePad 10.8 includes a 22W charger. In addition, part updated to Android 10 with the relevant custom layer: EMUI 10.1. As usual in China, and now also in the rest of the world, the Huawei MatePad 10.8 lacks Google services and apps.
Price and availability of the Huawei MatePad 10.8
The tablet has been presented in China and for now will remain there. The most logical thing is for Huawei to internationalize it, but we do not know if that will happen soon. Regarding prices, it can be obtained by:
- MateHuawei MatePad 10.8 6/64 GB: 297 euros to the exchange (2,399 yuan).
- MateHuawei MatePad 10.8 6/128 GB: 340 euros to the exchange (2,799 yuan).
- MateHuawei MatePad 10.8 6/256 GB: 437 euros to the exchange (3,599 yuan).
- MateHuawei MatePad 10.8 6/128 GB 4G: 389 euros to the exchange (3,199 yuan).