If you thought charging your phone wirelessly took a long time, try charging a premium tablet like the Huawei MatePad Pro 5G.
Huawei took to Barcelona to still announce a few different devices, even though Mobile World Congress was officially cancelled. It announced the Mate Xs, it’s next-generation foldable. As well as a new 5G tablet, the MatePad Pro. There’s also a few new laptops in the mix today.
This isn’t the first 5G tablet, as Samsung has also made a 5G version of its Galaxy Tab S6, but it is one of the first.
Wireless charging on a tablet is…..well new
Wireless charging has gotten better in recent years, on smartphones. But it can still be pretty slow compared to wired charging. Fortunately, the MatePad Pro 5G does offer faster wireless charging speeds than most smartphones.
For the MatePad Pro 5G, we’re looking at speeds of 27W. That’s just shy of what the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 could do. But it does make charging the MatePad Pro 5G a bit easier, and quicker.
On top of that, reverse wireless charging is also here on the MatePad Pro 5G, allowing you to charge your phone from the tablet. It does charge at 7.5W, which isn’t super fast, but that is the same speed that the iPhone charges at wirelessly, so that is somewhat impressive.
This is a premium Android tablet
Perhaps one of the last premium Android tablets to be made. Considering how well they aren’t selling.
But the MatePad Pro 5G does sport a 10.8-inch display with a 2560×1600 resolution. That gives us a 16:10 aspect ratio. Since this is a 5G tablet, you’re also getting the Kirin 990 chipset which does support 5G. It also runs Android 10 (without Google) and EMUI 10. So you’re getting the latest software here too.
If you own a Huawei smartphone, you can pair it with the MatePad Pro 5G by using NFC, and easily transfer files. It’s a feature that we’ve seen on Huawei’s laptops in recent years, but it hadn’t made its way to its tablets until now.
Don’t expect it to launch in the US
The Huawei MatePad Pro 5G is expected to be available in April.
Huawei says that the 5G model will be priced at €799, and that will come with 8GB fo RAM and 256GB of storage. You can jump up to 8GB/512GB for €949.
Huawei is also going to be selling WiFi and 4G models of the tablets. With the WiFi versions starting at €549 for the 6GB/128GB model and €749 for the 8GB/256GB model. While 4G models will be €599 for the 6GB/128GB model and €699 for the 8GB/256GB model.
Finally, accessories will be priced at €39 for the sleeve. While the M-Pencil will be €99, the smart keyboard will be €129 and finally the Folio Cover will cost you €39.