IFA 2022: We took a look at Huawei’s new tablet

The MatePad Pro 11 has also arrived on the European market alongside the MatePad Pro 12.6.

A new tablet is coming from Huawei, which is, as usual, only semi-new, because it is a model that has already debuted in China. The MatePad Pro 11 was presented at the end of July, the tablet runs HarmonyOS with the HMS framework, the hardware is produced in two types of specifications, they were equipped with the Snapdragon 888 SoC, so it will probably be possible to buy this as well. But we already wrote about the raw technical data before, so now we are talking about the personal experiences of the pieces exhibited at IFA in Berlin. The machine feels extremely light in the hand, and the leather-imitating cover of the back panel and the metal frame create a pleasant effect. I personally don’t like the circular camera island, but I understand that the company wants to unify the design language in all their products, the reference to the P50 Pro is clear.

The camera island of the MatePad Pro 11 makes it clear that this is a relative of the P50 Pro.
The camera island of the MatePad Pro 11 makes it clear that this is a relative of the P50 Pro. [+]

The front camera, on the other hand, is affected by the design already in terms of functionality, the 13 megapixel sensor is placed in the upper left corner of the tablet in a small hole cut into the display. This is fine as long as you only use it for selfies or face unlocking, but participating in a video conference can be a bit strange. The company has a software solution for this, which tries to keep the speaker in the center during a call, but we haven’t been able to test it yet.

Huawei MatePad Pro 11
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 [+]

In the demo part, it was possible to see the connection and simultaneous use with a PC, and we drew and clicked a little with the M-Pencil, which can be purchased separately. When connected to the computer, the tablet works with minimal input lag when we are talking about basic things, such as scrolling, navigating between libraries, but text input or drawing is no longer instant, but with a visible second slip.

MatePad Pro 11 connected to a computer.
MatePad Pro 11 connected to a computer. [+]

By the way, the M-Pencil is convenient, magnetically connected to the tablet, here again to the side of the machine, the 11-inch model, on the other hand, does not indicate whether the pencil is charging, but the 12.6-inch MatePad Pro does, an LED flashes and lights up green , when the connected stylus is charging.

Tiny LED next to the front camera of the MatePad Pro 12.6.
Tiny LED next to the front camera of the MatePad Pro 12.6. [+]

The company also provided information on the pricing of the smaller model, the 11-inch MatePad Pro will be sold for 649 euros. Pencil and magnetically attachable keyboard cases are made for both sizes of MatePad. At the same time, the 12.6-inch model is slightly more interesting, even though this tablet has been available in China and some European countries for a long time. The tablet is powered by the HiSilicon Kirin 9000E, with a more conservative exterior, a rear camera island reminiscent of the P40 Pro, and a front camera placed in the middle of the longitudinal side of the frame.

Huawei MatePad Pro 12,6Huawei MatePad Pro 12,6 Huawei MatePad Pro 12,6 [+]

Multi-window mode is also supported here, and the new HarmonyOS also allows interactive widgets to be placed on top of each other on the main screen, applications can be placed on top of each other in a floating view, based on the demo, the entire interface felt more desktop-like without trying to sell itself as a desktop such as Samsung DeX. We wrote a technical parameter presentation about the MatePad Pro 12.6 here, the device is actually thin, with rounded edges and a leather-like back cover that is comfortable to hold.

Due to the size of the MatePad Pro 12.6, it feels like a smaller laptop in the case, but it is not too heavy to be used by hand.Due to the size of the MatePad Pro 12.6, it feels like a smaller laptop in the case, but it is not too heavy to be used by hand.Due to the size of the MatePad Pro 12.6, it feels like a smaller laptop in the case, but it is not too heavy to be used by hand. Due to the size of the MatePad Pro 12.6, it feels like a smaller laptop in the case, but it is not too heavy to be used by hand. [+]

According to the manufacturer, with the magnetic keyboard and the pencil, the tablet can be a classic office and creative work tool at the same time, in Germany both are currently included with the MatePad Pro 12.6 at a price of 799 euros. So far, we have not received any information about whether any of the tablets will arrive in our country.

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