Huawei has expanded its premium pill line-up with the MatePad Professional 11, a do-everything slate aimed toward getting work carried out – however with a beefy set of audio system and pin-sharp show for entertaining when you clock off.
The agency reckons an magnesium alloy body has helped hold weight to a minimal, which at 449g makes it one of many lightest 11in tablets doing the rounds proper now. It’s a svelte 5.9mm thick, and is completed in a brand new frosted impact that shines like steel, however resists fingerprints to keep away from getting grubby over time.
Up entrance, the 11in OLED display has ultra-skinny 4.2mm bezels on all sides, for a 92% screen-to-body ratio. It’s a 10-bit color panel that guarantees to ship “pro-level color accuracy” with a critically low color delta and infinite distinction. You’re additionally a smooth-as-butter 120Hz refresh price, and an eyeball-friendly lack of blue gentle given the Full Care Show 3.0 thumbs up from testing lab TÜV Rheinland. Huawei has additionally crammed six separate speaker drivers inside, which ought to ship higher stereo separation and get lots loud whenever you need ’em to.
On the again, the digicam bump borrows its slick styling from Huawei’s P50 Professional smartphone, with a dome ring containing two lenses: a 13MP, f/1.8 major snapper and an 8MP, f/2.2 ultrawide. There’s additionally a 16MP, f/2.2 punch-hole selfie cam.
Inside, there’s a selection of Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 or Snapdragon 870 CPUs operating issues, together with both 128 or 256GB of on-board storage. These chips are a era behind what you’ll discover within the newest Android smartphones, however ought to nonetheless be zippy sufficient for productiveness duties. An 8300mAh battery ought to have loads of endurance.
The entire thing is among the many first units to run Concord OS 3, the newest model of Huawei’s home-grown cellular OS. It’s been optimised for multitasking, with drag-and-drop copy and paste between apps and a brand new bespoke notes app for jotting down no matter springs to thoughts. Workaholics may also pair the pill with a second-gen M-Pencil digital stylus and removable Sensible Magnetic Keyboard.
We’ve but to study UK pricing and availability, with Asian areas set to get their arms on the MatePad Professional 11 first. We’re anticipating issues to start out greater than the previous-gen 10.8in mannequin, which launched in Britain at £500.