Huawei unveils MatePad Pro 11 with Snapdragon 888 (and 870). An updated 11″ MatePad Pro tablet was unveiled by Huawei as part of its “Summer 2022 Smart Office Launch.” It is marketed as the thinnest and lightest 11″ tablet in the world, coming in at just 5.9mm and 449g.
The iPad Pro 11 from last year measures 5.9mm as well, so this needs an asterisk, plus there are larger thinner Samsung tablets. But at this size, the weight of 449g is unbeatable. Anyway, the Huawei MatePad Pro 11″ has a 120Hz OLED screen with a resolution of 2,560 x 1,600 pixels (16:10, 274ppi).
This 10-bit panel provides high-frequency PWM dimming at 1,440Hz and precise color calibration (deltaE 1). It is the first tablet to receive the new Full Care Display 3.0 certification from TÜV Rheinland. CEO Richard Yu made mentioned a Snapdragon chipset in the event.
Huawei unveils MatePad Pro 11 with Snapdragon 888 (and 870)
The official website lists two models, although only one of them uses a Snapdragon 888 (5nm chip), while the other one makes use of a Snapdragon 870. (7nm). Other differences exist, but we’ll get to those later. The tablet uses a vapor chamber and 3D graphene to keep the CPU cool. The storage options for the chipset are 128, 256, or 512GB.
The chipset will be combined with 8 or 12GB of RAM. In addition to Wi-Fi 6 (ax) and Bluetooth 5.2 with AAC and LDAC for audio, 4G connectivity is a possibility. Speeds of USB-C 3.1 Gen 1 are available. The tablet comes pre-installed with HarmonyOS 3.0, which offers several nice upgrades.
One is referred to as Card Folder, and it enables you to stack collections of widgets on top of one another to keep the homescreen uncluttered (switching between the groups takes just a couple of taps). Huawei also improved the usability of the multitasking interface. Two apps can run simultaneously, as well as two floating app bubbles.