Huawei is back with a new tablet, the MatePad 10.4, which is available for $270 and up. The product is basically a cheaper version of the MatePad Pro. There’s a Kirin 810 CPU inside, which was found on several Huawei phones already. It supports pen input and there are quad speakers on board.
We may as well deduce that Huawei is ditching the MediaPad and probably replace it with the MatePad. The $270 price tag brings you 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage, plus a microSD card slot. If you want more, you have to pay $310 for the 6 GB RAM/ 128 GB storage model, or even $350 for the LTE one. Each version provides a 10.4 inch screen with a 2000 x 1000 pixel IPS LCD panel, that supports up to 470 nits of brightness.
Each device comes with a 7250 mAh battery, 8 MP back and front cameras, plus GPS. There’s also an USB-C port, WiFi ac and Bluetooth 5.1 Huawei MatePad 10.4 measures 245.2 mm x 155 mm x 7.4 mm and weighs about 450 grams. The slate is only available in China for now, but I’m pretty sure it could reach the international market. This tablet actually sounds like a pretty decent alternative to the Galaxy Tab S5e for example, since it has a 7 nm CPU, plenty of RAM and quad speakers.
We like that it has Android 10 and EMUI 10.1, but it’s also lacking Google services and Play Store. 4 microphones are included, which leads me to believe there’s got to be some virtual assistant action here. The product is available in black and white and it will be sold in China from April 26th. Forgot to mention 18W fast charging, which is always nice to have.