There’s been no shortage of Huawei MatePad Pro rumors and leaks lately and we even know the launch date: November 25th. The so called iPad Pro killer is expected to be the first tablet with a cutout for the selfie camera. Today we learn more about it, including a benchmark, new certifications and a 5G version.
The device was recently tested in the GeekBench 4.4 test, scoring results pretty close to the Galaxy Tab S6 slate, or even above it. After all it has the powerful Kirin 990 CPU inside, the same one from the Huawei Mate 30. The GeekBench listing also confirms 6 GB of RAM inside, even though we’ve heard that an 8 GB RAM version was coming. The slate appears as “MRX-AL09” in the listing and its octa core CPU is clocked at 1.84 GHz.
A recent 3C listing that appeared earlier this month showed that we will get 40W Huawei SuperCharge with the device, like the Mate 30 series. A LTE version was also coming, plus even a 5G one, which appeared in a Bluetooth certification with the codename MRX-AN09. Then there was a teaser for a stylus and keyboard accessory, the latter hooked up with pogo pins and magnetism. A 6000 mAh battery and 256 GB of flash storage have also been confirmed by other leaks.
My main curiosity is what the software is like here. We know it’s Android 10, according to the benchmarks, but Google Play Store is still up in the air, as well as the Google Play Services.