Huawei Mobile Kenya has announced the availability of the MatePad 10.4 2022 edition in the market. The new-gen mid-range educational device will be retailing for KES 46,999 and is powered by HarmonyOS 2.
The tablet comes with a 10.4 inch 2K resolution display with quad speakers which have been tuned by Harman Kardon. The device is compatible with the 2nd-gen Huawei M-Pencil allowing you to use the stylus for drawing, writing etc.
Huawei says the MatePad is also a joy to behold thanks to the micro-curved frame which makes the device look thinner while weighing only 450 grams allowing for a more comfortable grip.
The company explains that multi-tasking has been enhanced with features like Multi-Windows, which enables consumers to open up to four windows of different apps simultaneously. There is also App Multiplier which has been updated and now adds more flexibility and convenience to the landscape app experience.
App Multiplier splits a screen of the same app into two allowing consumers to work on two tasks separately at the same time, which effectively utilises the large screen of a tablet. The HUAWEI MatePad also supports HUAWEI Smart Keyboard that features 1.3mm key travel to offer consumers a comfortable and responsive typing experience.
The new MatePad also supports Tablet-PC Multi-screen Collaboration capabilities that contain three modes: Mirror Mode, Extend Mode and Collaborate Mode. In the Mirror Mode, the laptop’s screen is mirrored to the tablet display, allowing users to directly edit files and documents, or draw/sketch on their laptop with the M-Pencil just as professional designers would. Then there is the Extend Mode, which transforms the Huawei MatePad into a second screen, providing extra screen space to display more content, great for online shopping or browsing the Internet with so many items to explore.
Additionally, the innovative Collaborate Mode enables cross-platform interactions, allowing users to transfer contents such as texts, images and documents between connected devices with a simple drag and drop. Tearing down the boundaries between tablets, smartphones and laptops, the Multi-screen Collaboration enriches and elevates what you could possibly do with the new HUAWEI MatePad and other connected devices, empowering users and letting them become more productive and creative than ever.
The tablet also supports seamless connectivity between tablet and supported smartphones like the newly launched Huawei P50 Pro – which is coming to Kenya too. Multi-screen Collaboration enables simple drag-and-drop file transfers between smartphones and tablets. Peripheral sharing lets users type on the smartphone using the tablet’s keyboard and screen, play music saved on the smartphone with the tablet’s speakers and more. This solution also makes it possible for users to pick up calls or respond to text messages directly from the tablet, facilitating a seamless multi-device experience.
The Huawei MatePad comes with a 7250mAh battery that the company says can provide up to 12 hours of continuous local 1080p. It also supports 22.5W HUAWEI SuperCharge, requiring only 2.5 hours to fully charge, keeping consumers mind at peace.
The tablet features a 13MP rear camera and an 8MP front camera.
As it is powered by HarmonyOS, there’s still no access to Google Apps. But Huawei promises AppGallery will be able to give you all the apps, games and services you may need.