Following the schedule, today, Huawei announced its next-gen tablet that is the first in the niche to combine a Qualcomm Snapdragon chip and HarmonyOS. The Huawei MatePad 11 has a few WLAN versions – the 64GB variant costs 2499 yuan ($386), the 128GB variant is 2799 yuan ($433), and the 256GB model comes at 3299 yuan ($510). The pre-sale has already started but the tablets will start shipping on July 15.
The Huawei MatePad 11 uses a 7mm narrow frame design with a screen-to-body ratio of up to 86%. It has a symmetrical circular arc middle frame and comes in three colors: solar lime, frost silver, and island blue. The overall body measurements are 253.8mm*165.3mm*7.25mm and it weighs about 485 grams (including battery).
On the front, we have an 8GB selfie shooter, and on the back the single-camera sensor has a 13MP resolution.
As said, the Huawei MatePad 11 comes with HarmonyOS 2 out of the box. It supports multi-screen collaboration, smart multi-window and other functions, as well as parallel vision. The company has further optimized the keyboard and mouse operations/shortcut keys. In fact, Harmony OS 2 has a number of outstanding features and it only needs some time to become a true rival to Android and iOS.
By the way, we like the “Parallel Vision” function, which brings a more complete and efficient large-screen experience to ordinary applications by allowing multiple levels of applications to be displayed at the same time. There are already many mainstream learning applications.
In terms of multi-screen collaboration, in addition to interaction with mobile phones, the Huawei MatePad 11 can also turn the MateBook series notebooks and MateView series displays into a stronger productivity tool through HarmonyOS. Among them, the cross-screen collaboration between Huawei MatePad 11 and PC supports three modes of mirroring, expansion, and sharing.
120Hz Refresh Rate Screen
Apart from the system, another selling point of the Huawei MatePad 11 is the 10.95-inch 120Hz refresh rate display. Moreover, it comes with a 2.5K resolution, which is outstanding not only in the tablet market but in the mobile phones market as well. It should be ideal for distance learning/online meetings.
As Huawei’s first tablet that supports 120Hz refresh rate, the Huawei MatePad 11 has a smoother operating experience in scenes such as video, games, reading and sliding. It has a delay of as low as 2ms and supports the second-generation HUAWEI M-Pencil stylus.
In the use of handwritten notes, the Huawei MatePad 11 also uses a variety of software optimizations. In terms of software, the Huawei MatePad 11 has added the Pencil Engine report point prediction algorithm. The latter can predict the user’s handwriting and help optimize the writing experience. Huawei has also worked with excellent note-taking applications to develop software for the MatePad 11.
In terms of configuration, the Huawei MatePad 11 comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor. The tablet has 6GB of running memory, which can provide extremely strong performance output. At the same time, there are various storage options and this device supports up to 1TB storage expansion.
The Huawei MatePad 11 screen also supports DCI-P3 movie-level color gamut display. It has passed the dual certification of TUV Rheinland for low blue light/flicker-free.
This tablet is also good at audio experience. There are four speakers tuned by Harman Kardon. So we can say that its audio-visual experience is comparable to professional audio-visual playback equipment.
Our protagonist supports Wi-Fi 6 and dual Wi-Fi technology.