The Huawei MatePad 10.8 tablet is now official in China. The tablet which is a low version of the MatePad Pro was announced alongside other products such as Huawei MateBook D 15 2020 Ryzen Edition notebook, Huawei TalkBand B6, and Huawei Kids Watch 4X. The key selling point of the MatePad 10.8 include 2K resolution supporting display, flagship processor, a large-sized battery, and support for M-Pencil stylus.
The Huawei MatePad 10.8 is built around a 10.8-inch IPS LCD display with 1600 x 2560 pixels resolution. The tablet is powered by Kirin 990 chipset SoC and 6 GB of RAM. It comes with up to 256 GB of built-in storage.
The tablet comes loaded with EMUI 10.1 based Android 10 OS. There is a microSD card slot for expanding its storage. The tablet is equipped with an f/2.0 aperture 8-megapixel front camera. Its rear is fitted with a 13-megapixel camera with f/1.8 aperture and autofocus. However, it does not feature an LED flash.
The MatePad 10.8 has a big battery 7,500mAh capacity. It supports 22.5W fast charging. The tablet has pogo-pin slots on its edges to connect a keyboard. It is fitted with Harmon Kardon tuned quad speakers. For audiophiles, the tablet comes with support for Histen 6.1 sound effects.
The other features available on MatePad 10.8 include fingerprint scanner, LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, USB-C, and a 3.5mm audio jack. The tablet comes in LTE model and WiFi model.
Huawei MatePad 10.8 Specifications
- 2G bands: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
- 3G bands: HSPA B1/2/4/5/6/8/19
- 4G bands: LTE band 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41
- Speed: HSPA, LTE-A
- Chipset: Hisilicon Kirin 990
- CPU: Octa core 2.86GHz
- GPU: Mali-G76
- RAM: 6GB
- Storage: 64GB/128GB/256GB
- Memory Card Slot: Yes up to 512GB
- Dimension: 257.0 x 170.0 x 7.2 mm
- Weight: 500g
- Colors: Champagne gold, silver Diamond Gray
- Type: LCD
- Size: 10.8 inches
- Resolution: WQXGA 1600 x 2560 pixel, 16:10 (~280 pixel density)
- Main camera: 13MP, f/1.8
- Front camera: 8MP, f/2.0
- Android 10 (EMUI 10.1)
- WLAN: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax 2.4GHz & 5GHz
- Bluetooth: V5.1
- USB: USB Type-C
- Audio 3.5mm jack: Yes
Fingerprint sensor: Yes
- Battery Type and Capacity: 7500mAh
- Charging: Fast Charging 22.5W
- Quad Speaker
- Histen 6.1
- Stylus pen M-Pencil
- Compatible with smart keyboard
Models: SCMR-W09, SCMR-AL09
Huawei MatePad 10.8 Price and Availability
The Huawei MatePad 10.8 comes in four models and their starting prices are as follows
- 6 GB RAM + 64 GB storage (Wi-Fi only) costs 2,399 Yuan (~$342)
- 6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage (Wi-Fi only) costs 2,799 Yuan (~$399)
- 6 GB RAM + 256 GB storage (Wi-Fi only with keyboard) costs 3,599 Yuan (~$513)
- 6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage (LTE) costs 3,199 Yuan (~$456)
The tablet is now up for pre-sale in China. The sales of the device is expected to start on August 13. There is no word on the international availability of the MatePad 10.8.