Huawei MatePad T Render Leaks, Bags Wi-Fi Certification

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Huawei's flagship Android tablet, the Huawei MatePad Pro, has yet to hit the international markets and the company already has two more offerings nearing launch. Last week, we spotted a Kirin 810-powered mid-range Android tablet from the Chinese company. Now a render for a new, smaller Huawei tablet has also leaked online.

Noted leaker Evan Blass recently shared a render for the Huawei MatePad T on his Patreon page. It is an 8-inch Android tablet and might be the company's budget offering this year.

The Huawei MatePad T features pretty thick bezels and a single rear camera that seemingly protrudes out of the body. It should also get a single front-facing camera.

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Huawei's upcoming budget-friendly tablet has the power and volume keys on the right side. A cutout can also be seen on the bottom but it's unclear if that is a 3.5mm headphone jack or a USB Type-C port.

The render shared by Evan Blass shows the Huawei MatePad T in Blue color. More color variants of the tablet should be available when it launches.

Huawei MatePad T gets Wi-Fi certification

The Huawei MatePad T render leaked just around the time when it also bagged certification from the Wi-Fi Alliance (WFA).

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The WFA has certified the MatePad T with six different model numbers, namely KOB2-W09, KOB2-L03, KOB2-L09, BZD-AL10, BZD-AL00, and BZD-W00. These model numbers might refer to the Wi-Fi-only, LTE, and 5G versions of the tablet.

The Wi-Fi certification also reveals that the tablet supports dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi and runs EMUI 10 on top of Android OS.

The rest of the specs of Huawei MatePad T are still a mystery, though. Interestingly, Huawei previously used the 'T' branding with its MediaPad line of low-cost Android tablets. The company might now be looking to bring this series of affordable tablets under the MatePad branding as well.

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There are no details on the price and availability of the Huawei MatePad T. It should be pretty affordable though, as it's Huawei's budget offering.

Huawei also has a mid-range Android tablet in the works currently and it's priced quite reasonably as well. The Kirin 810-powered tablet, which will likely be called Huawei MatePad, features a 10.4-inch display. It will reportedly sell at a starting price of 1,799 Yuan (roughly $255).

It remains to be seen if either of these tablets make their way out at Huawei's Nova 7 launch event later this month. The Huawei Nova 7 series of smartphones will reportedly launch on April 23 in China.

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