huawei has announced the 2022 generation of the MatePad Pro 11a thin and light tablet that comes to expand the product catalog of the company they use Harmony OS, the operating system that emerged as a result of the veto promulgated at the time by the Trump Administration in the United States. Despite its political origins, it does not hurt to have more options in a market that is excessively prone to oligopolies and strong dominant positions.
Tablets are a type of device that, at least in the West, have long since fallen out of fashion because they fell between two waters: they were too big to replace a smartphone and too limited to replace a PC. However, the fact that the Huawei MatePad Pro 11 uses HarmonyOS as a system gives it a certain distinctive value as a product, although it is still a tablet.
At the level of features, the new Huawei MatePad Pro 11 includes a screen 11-inch OLEDs running at a native resolution of 2,560×1,600 pixels and at a refresh rate of 120Hz. Also, on the same front it supports 10-bit color and 600 nits brightness.
Other notable aspects are its weight of 449 grams, its thickness of 5.9 millimeters, height of 160.4 millimeters and width of 249.2 millimeters, so we are facing one of the lightest tablets among those with a similar size. Internally we find that the basic variant incorporates a Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 SoC, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage for data, while the variant more powerful brings a SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC, 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage internal.
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Both variants of the tablet share the inclusion of six speakers, four microphones, a USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 1 port, an 8,300mAh battery, the configuration of dual rear camera with a 13-megapixel sensor and an 8-megapixel sensor capable of recording videos at 4K, in addition to a 16-megapixel front camera capable of recording videos at 1080p resolution.
The variant of the MatePad Pro 11 with the Snapdragon 870 processor supports Bluetooth 5.1, fast charging at 40 watts, includes a charger that works at 22.5 watts and some models may include optional support for 4G networks. For its part, the variant with a Snapdragon 888 processor brings Bluetooth 5.2, 66-watt fast charging support and a 40-watt charger.
As an operating system we find HarmonyOS 3.0, a detail that although it may generate distrust of some due to the possible lack of applications, from Huawei they say that in the catalog of their store there are a total of more than 200,000 applications. But apart from the quantity, the most important thing is if there are the most popular applications. The base price of the new MatePad Pro 11 is 3,300 yuan, which would be about $490.