Along with the Mate Xs 2 foldable smartphone, Huawei also launched the MatePad SE affordable tablet featuring a 10.1-inch display in China.
The Huawei MatePad SE has a 10.1-inch full HD (1920 x 1200p) IPS display. It has thick bezels around the display and offers a screen-to-body ratio of 80%.
The device has a thickness of 7.85 mm and weighs about 450 grams. Under the hood, it carries 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The device is aimed at a younger audience and has various interactive features like a children’s playground and education center to aid in learning.
The tablet runs on HarmonyOS 2.0 and features Huawei Histen 7.0 sound effects combined with Harman Kardon’s cutting-edge sound technology. The device is offered in two variants, WiFi only and WiFi + LTE. For optics, it features a 5MP primary camera and a 2MP front camera for selfies and video calls.
Huawei MatePad SE (2022) specifications
Display: 10.1-inch (1920 × 1200 pixels) LCD with 16.7 million colors and 70% Color Saturation (NTSC)
Processor: Octa Core HUAWEI Kirin 710A 4G with Mali G51
Memory/Storage: 4GB RAM with 128GB storage, expandable memory up to 512GB
Operating system: HarmonyOS 2
Cameras: Rear 5MP, f/2.2 aperture, autofocus, Front: 2MP, f/2.4 aperture, fixed focal length
Connectivity: 4G, 3G, 2G, Dual band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v5.1, USB Type-C support
Sensors: Ambient light sensor, Distance monitoring sensor, Gravity sensor
Speaker: Two-channel dual large-amplitude speakers, Harman Kardon tuning
Supports: OTG, Wireless projection
Battery: 5100 mAh
Colors: Dark Blue
Huawei MatePad SE Price and Availability
Huawei has priced the at 1499 yuan ($226) for the WiFi-only variant and at 1699 yuan ($256) for the WiFi + LTE variant. Pre-orders of the device have commenced in China and it will go on the first sale starting May 6 in the domestic market.
Currently, it is unknown if or when the company plans to launch the affordable tablet outside of China, so stay tuned for more updates on the matter.