This tablet is, surprisingly, fueled by one of MediaTek’s processors. It comes with the MediaTek MT8768 octa-core processor, not one of Huawei’s Kirin chips.
The device looks exactly like leaks suggested. Its bezels are not too thick, for a tablet. They are plenty thick to allow you to grip the device properly, though. The back side of the tablet is flat, and its single camera is included in a circular camera module. That camera module does protrude quite a bit.
Huawei’s branding is placed on the back of this tablet, while all of its physical keys are included on the right. The volume up and down buttons are positioned above the power / lock key.
The Huawei MatePad T8 includes an 8-inch display, 5,000mAh battery
This tablet features an 8-inch HD+ (1280 x 800) LCD display. It comes with 2GB of RAM, and 16GB / 32GB of internal storage. Both of those variants offer storage expansion via a microSD card (up to 512GB).
Android 10 comes pre-installed on the device, along with Huawei’s EMUI 10.0.1 skin. Do note that the tablet comes without Google services, due to the US ban. Huawei’s HMS is included instead.
A 5,100mAh battery sits on the inside of the Huawei MatePad T8, and it supports 5W charging. So, it will take quite a bit of time to get this battery charged, but the battery life should be good.
Bluetooth 5.0 LE is also included here, as is a 3.5mm headphone jack. Most of you will probably be disappointed to hear that Huawei included a micro USB port instead of a Type-C one, though.
A 5-megapixel camera (f/2.2 aperture) sits on the back of the device. This tablet has one camera on the front as well, a 2-megapixel (f/2.4 aperture) unit.
The device will probably be available in a number of countries in Europe
This is clearly a budget tablet. It has been silently launched by Huawei in Romania. That listing suggests that the device will be on sale in a number of other European countries.
The Huawei MatePad T8 is actually really affordable. The device is priced at 500 Romanian Leu, which translates to $112 / €104. This is quite obviously one of the more affordable tablets you’ll find in the market.
Huawei did not announce this device’s availability for other countries just yet. As we said, though, considering it’s listed in Romania, chances are it will come to a number of other countries in Europe.