Huawei announced its first devices with HarmonyOS, the operating system developed by the Chinese company to replace android. There are three new tablets from the MatePad family: two versions of MatePad Pro (with a 10,8″ or 12,6″ screen) and the MatePad 11 with a 10,95″ screen.

Two models will come with snapdragon chips in place of processors Kirin. The 10,8″ MatePad Pro will come with the Snapdragon 870, while the MatePad 11 will be powered by the Snapdragon 865.

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The flagship, the 12,6″ MatePad Pro, will come with the Kirin 9000E chipset, a keyboard and the M-Pencil pen, which according to Huawei is more accurate and with a latency of 9 ms. The tablet can be compared to its main rival in the segment, the iPad Pro da Apple.

This year's model even brings some features similar to the Apple tablet. The 'FreeNote' function, for example, allows a user to use M-Pencil to automatically “translate” their handwriting into typed text, a feature Apple introduced last year. The gadget's home screen, as shown in the screenshot below, will also include a dock with the most used apps, another visual change inspired by the Cupertino company.

MatePad Pro became more powerful and gained a new operating system. Image: Huawei/Disclosure

OLED screen and 14 hour battery life

The 12,6″ MatePad Pro has an OLED screen with a resolution of 1.600 x 2.560 pixels and a 10.050mAh battery. Huawei claims the device can play video for 14 hours on a single charge. Rounding out the specs, there are three rear cameras on the tablet, four microphones, eight speakers, and Wi-Fi 6 standard compatibility.

Huawei's screen mirroring technology is also present in the new MatePad Pro. It will now be possible to mirror and interact with the tablet's screen on Huawei notebooks that support the feature.

The 'dual-display' feature will allow you to use the MatePad Pro screen as an external monitor. Image: Huawei/Disclosure

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Finally, the manufacturer did not detail support for 4G or 5G mobile networks in its new tablets. Pricing and release information were also not disclosed, but Huawei promises to release more details soon.

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