HUAWEI just upped the ante by introducing the 5G variant of their MatePad Pro premium tablet, with a few tweaks under the hood!
Here is everything you need to know about the new HUAWEI MatePad Pro 5G tablet!
HUAWEI MatePad Pro 5G : Everything You Need To Know!
If you read our review of the HUAWEI MatePad Pro, you will know that we were so impressed with its performance and value proposition, we gave it our Reviewer’s Choice Award.
HUAWEI has just upped the ante by introducing a 5G variant, called, obviously enough – the MatePad Pro 5G.
Kirin 990 5G Mobile Platform
The main difference is its processor – it uses the HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G mobile SoC, which has a built-in Balong 5G modem.
This is a multi-mode modem that lets the MatePad Pro connect to 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G networks.
In addition, the Kirin 990 5G is faster than the non-5G variant, with an additional NPU :
- two ARM Cortex-A76 high-performance cores at 2.86 GHz
- two ARM Cortex-A76 sustained performance cores at 2.36 GHz (2.09 GHz for Kirin 990)
- four ARM Cortex-A55 low-power cores at 1.95 GHz (1.86 GHz for Kirin 990)
- two Big Core NPUs + one Tiny Core NPU (1 Big + 1 Tiny for Kirin 990)
3D Graphene Cooling System
To keep the Kirin 990 5G cool, the HUAWEI MatePad Pro 5G features the industry’s first ultra-thick 3D graphene cooling system.
This cooling system is enhanced by AI thermal management, to help keep the tablet cool during scenarios that generate large amounts of heat – downloading on 5G, wireless / reverse wireless charging.
Faster Charging + Wireless Reverse Charging
The HUAWEI MatePad Pro 5G supports 40 watt fast charging – twice as fast as 20 watts fast charging supported regular MatePad Pro tablets.
It also supports 27 watt wireless charging – almost twice as fast as 15 watts wireless charging supported by regular MatePad Pro tablets.
HUAWEI MatePad Pro 5G : Specifications
For your convenience, we created this table to make it easier for you to compare the 5G, 4G and Wi-Fi versions of the HUAWEI MatePad Pro :
|Display||10.8-inch LCD display|
– 2560 x 1600 pixels, 540 nits, DCI-P3 colour gamut
|Operating System||EMUI 10.1 (based on Android 10)|
|System Platform||HUAWEI Kirin 990 5G||HUAWEI Kirin 990|
|Processor||2 x Cortex-A76 (2.86 GHz)|
2 x Cortex-A76 (2.36 GHz)
4 x Cortex-A55 (1.95 GHz)
|2 x Cortex-A76 (2.86 GHz)|
2 x Cortex-A76 (2.09 GHz)
4 x Cortex-A55 (1.86 GHz)
|NPU||2 x Big Core + Tiny Core||Big Core + Tiny Core|
|Graphics||ARM Mali-G76 MC16|
|6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage (AL09 / W09)|
8 GB RAM + 256 GB storage (AL09 / W09 / W19)
8 GB RAM + 512 GB storage (AN09 / AL19)
|Storage Expansion||Yes, 256 GB NM card slot|
|Front Camera||8 MP selfie camera (f/2.0 aperture)|
|Rear Camera||13 MP main camera (f/1.8 aperture)|
|Network||5G NR + 4G||4G LTE||NA|
|Connectivity||WiFi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz)|
Bluetooth : BT 5.1
USB : USB 3.1 Gen1 (with OTG)
|GPS||W09/W19 : GLONASS / Beidou / Galileo / QZSS|
AL09/AL19 : GPS / AGPS / GLONASS / Beidou / Galileo / QZSS
|M-pencil||Optional, 4096 pressure levels|
|Other Sensors||Ambient Light, Hall, Gyroscope,|
Compass, Gravity, Colour Temperature
|Audio||HUAWEI Histen 6.0|
– 40 W fast charging
– 27 W wireless charging
– 7.5 W reverse wireless
– 20 W fast charging
– 15 W wireless charging
– 7.5 W reverse wireless
|Dimensions||246 mm wide|
159 mm tall
7.99 mm thick
|246 mm wide|
159 mm tall
7.2 mm (AL09/ W09)
7.99 mm thick (AL19/W19)
|Weight||492 g||AL09/W09 : 460 g|
AL19/W19 : 492 g
HUAWEI MatePad Pro 5G : Price + Deals!
The HUAWEI MatePad Pro 5G is available for sale here in Malaysia at the RRP of RM 3,299 (about $773 / £626 / A$1128 / S$1080)
It will be available in the Forest Green colour, with 8 GB RAM and 256 GB storage, starting 26 June 2020.
Every HUAWEI MatePad Pro 5G will come with these free gifts :
- HUAWEI Video (valid until 30 November 2020)
- 3 Months dimsum subscription (valid until 30 November 2020)
- 3 months Qello Concert subscription (valid until 30 November 2020)
- 3 months The Explorer subscription (valid until 30 November 2020)
- 50 GB HUAWEI Cloud Storage (12 months, valid until 31 December 2020)
In addition, you have the option to purchase the Smart Magnetic Keyboard at RM 499, with a free HUAWEI M-Pencil worth RM 299.
Cheaper HUAWEI MatePad Pro Alternatives
If you don’t need 5G or 4G connectivity, you can opt for the HUAWEI MatePad Pro (Wi-Fi) variant, which is available in the Midnight Grey or Pearl White colour options for just RM 2,399 / ~US$551 / ~£445 / ~A$909 / ~S$790
- Wi-Fi (256 GB) : Midnight Grey | Midnight Grey | Pearl White
- Wi-Fi (256 GB, Full Bundle) : Midnight Grey | Pearl White
- 4G (256 GB) : Midnight Grey
- Wi-Fi (256 GB) : Midnight Grey | Midnight Grey
- 4G (128 GB) : Midnight Grey | Midnight Grey | Pearl White
- Wi-Fi (128 GB) : Midnight Grey
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