At huawei's autumn new product launch conference held this afternoon, Huawei released the world's thinnest and lightest edge-to-edge large tablet. This device is the Huawei MatePad Pro 13.2 inches. This groundbreaking tablet is being touted as the world's thinnest and lightest tablet. It weighs only 580 grams and comes with a thickness of just 5.5mm. The tablet adopts an edge-to-edge screen design, which is a first for Huawei and also comes with a starlight M Pen stylus.
Design and Display
The Huawei MatePad Pro 13.2 features a 13.2-inch flexible OLED display with a resolution of 2.8K and a refresh rate of 144Hz. The tablet adopts an edge-to-edge screen design, which means that the display covers almost the entire front of the device. The tablet has a sleek and slim design, with a thickness of just 5.5 mm and weighing only 580 grams.
On the display, the bezels are ultra-narrow narrow which increases the display ratio. It has a 3.4mm narrow bezel and uses the industry's first flexible OLED screen. The screen ratio of this display is 3:2 while the screen-to-body ratio is 94%. In addition, the Huawei MatePad Pro 13.2 tablet comes with a 2880 x 1920 resolution.
While the screen refresh rate is 144Hz, the touch sampling rate of the display is 360Hz. This device also supports 1440Hz high-frequency PWM dimming, ΔE<1, and a global P3 wide colour gamut. It comes with 1000 nits peak brightness, a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio, supports HDR Vivid, and a full-link Rhine Global Eye Protection 3.0. Furthermore, this device also supports Huawei's self-developed natural light display technology. Huawei MatePad Pro 13.2 is available in three colours, namely Yachuan Blue, Crystal White, and Obsidian Black.
The Huawei MatePad Pro 13.2 comes with the same SoC, Kirin 9000s as the Mate 60 series. It uses a stainless steel VC + 52000m㎡ high thermal conductivity graphite for heat dissipation. Under the hood, this device comes with a built-in 10,100 mAh battery and supports 88W fast charging. According to Huawei, it can be charged to 85% in 40 minutes and fully charged in 65 minutes. The company also stated that to get a full charge, users of this device will only have to charge the device for 55 minutes. With a full charge, the Huawei MatePad Pro 13.2 will give over 14 hours of video playback and over 15 hours of web browsing.
The Kirin 9000s chipset is Huawei's latest and most powerful processor. The tablet comes with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage, which can be expanded up to 1TB using a microSD card. The tablet runs on Huawei's latest operating system, HarmonyOS 4.0, which is designed to provide a seamless and intuitive user experience.
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In the camera department, the Huawei MatePad Pro 13.2 comes with a dual rear camera setup. Specifically, it comes with a 13MP main camera which is supported by another 8MP shooter. For selfies, this device comes with a 16MP shooter as well as a ToF camera.
Also unveiled with the Huawei tablet is the HUAWEI M-Pen (third gen). Both Huawei's third-gen stylus and Huawei MatePad Pro 13.2 inches are the world's first products using StarLight technology. The StarLight pen supports over 10,000 levels of pressure. This means that it can respond to your touch almost instantly. The stylus can also be attached magnetically to the side of the tablet, which makes it easy to carry around.
Since the connection is faster and more stable, the latency is as low as 0ms. It can achieve a professional tablet-level writing and drawing experience. The ink is drawn out more quickly, and the changes in strokes are more delicate. In addition, the new machine can also be equipped with a new split smart magnetic global touchpad keyboard. The M Pen is designed to provide a more natural and intuitive writing experience.
Connectivity & Sound
The Huawei MatePad Pro 13.2 supports Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2, which means that it can provide fast and reliable wireless connectivity. The tablet also comes with a USB-C port, which can be used for charging and data transfer.
In terms of sound, this device uses dual-channel 6 speakers (dual high frequency + 4 low frequency). It also supports spatial audio and has passed the HUAWEI SOUND certification.
Price and availability
The Huawei MatePad Pro 13.2 will be officially available for pre-sales at 18:08 on September 25. However, the first official outright sales of this device will start at 10:08 on September 28. This means that users can pay for this device now. But the device will start shipping in three days' time. The price of the different models of this tablet is listed below
- 12GB+256GB: 5199 yuan ($711)
- 12GB+512GB: 5699 yuan ($780)
- 12GB+1TB: 6699 yuan ($916)
- 16GB+1TB: 6999 yuan ($957)
- 16GB+1TB + keyboard + stylus: 8,299 yuan ($1,135)
Only the 16GB + 1TB version is sold with a keyboard as well as a stylus. Other versions will have to buy the keyboard and stylus separately. The prices of the keyboard and stylus are shown below
- HUAWEI M-Pencil (third gen) – 599 yuan ($82)
- Huawei Smart Magnetic Keyboard – 899 yuan ($123)
- Smart leather case – 249 yuan ($34)
The Huawei MatePad Pro 13.2 is a groundbreaking tablet that offers a sleek and slim design, a powerful processor, a high-quality display, and a long battery life. The tablet is being touted as the world's thinnest and lightest tablet for its large size. This also makes it a great choice for people who are always on the go. The tablet also comes with a new M-Pen stylus, which is designed to provide a more natural and intuitive writing experience. Overall, the Huawei MatePad Pro 13.2 is a great tablet that offers a lot of features and specifications at a reasonable price.