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Huawei made a splash at two of the most important technology events this year namely the CES and MWC 2016 thanks to two big tablet launches. Now Huawei is back again with yet another tablet, but wait this is a more premium one!
While the Chinese company unveiled their latest offering in the tablet segment dubbed the MediaPad M2 10.0 at the CES, the MWC saw the company announce their first ever Windows 10 convertible. Well, it's called the Huawei MateBook and aims to take on the Microsoft Surface Range thanks to its competitive pricing.
The latest addition to their tablet lineup however is the MediaPad T2 10.0 Pro. It is essentially an enhanced version of the MediaPad which was launched earlier this year at Las Vegas. While Huawei hasn't unveiled the price of tablet yet, we expect it to take on the likes of the recently announced 9.7-inch Apple iPad Pro. So without further ado, let's find out special about this new MediaPad from Huawei.
The Huawei MediaPad T2 Pro 10.0 sports a display sharper than the one found in the base model launched at the CES. Unlike the MediaPad M2 10.0 sporting a Full HD (1920x1080p) panel, the Pro variant comes with a slightly sharper WUXGA (1920x1200p) IPS display with 800:1 contrast ration and 300 nits of peak brightness. While the panel mayn't be the sharpest around especially when compared with the likes of Xiaomi Mi Pad or the ChromeBook Pixel which offers 500 nits of brightness, it is still decent enough to get your work done.
Just to recall the MediaPad M2 10.0 which was unveiled at the CES came with an in-house Kirin 930 chip with eight cores clocked at 2GHz each coupled with a Mali T-628 MP4 GPU. The Pro variant of the device on the other hand sports an all new Snapdragon 616 SoC from Qualcomm. For those unaware the Snapdragon 616 is a slightly modified variant of the Snapdragon 615 chip and comes with two sets of Cortex A53 cores (4x1.5GHz + 4x1.2GHz). This is the same chip as found in the Xiaomi Redmi 3 and Lenovo K5 Plus.
Huawei MediaPad T2 10.0 Pro comes in two storage variants - one with 2GB RAM/16GB storage and another with 3GB RAM/32GB storage. The memory can further be expanded by a MicroSD card upto 128GB, hence you never need to worry about storing your important files in the MediaPad.
Do you usually click images from your tablet? Bet you don't! Rather you may use your tablet to click a few images in those rare situations where both your smartphone and digital camera have run out of charge. Anyways, Huawei has included a decent 8MP shooter on the back of the MediaPad T2 10.0 Pro. Incidentally the rear camera module comes with f/2.0 aperture thereby enabling you to capture usable lowlight images. For those die-hard selfie fans Huawei has also included a 2.0MP camera on the front.
To keep the tablet running all day long, Huawei has included a 6600mAH battery on the inside. Well, this is quite a large battery and can possibly last you through two days especially because the Snapdragon 616 chip on the inside is quite conservative in terms of utilizing juice.
Despite including a large 6600mAH battery on the inside, the Huawei MediaPad T2 10.0 Pro is decisively slim at 8.5mm. As per the official statement, the Huawei MediaPad T2 10.0 Pro measures at 259.1x156x8.5mm. Besides that, the tablet weighs up at 495g.
Unlike many other 10.1 tablets available in the market, the Huawei MediaPad T2 10.0 Pro comes with support for 4G LTE SIM card. Thus calling on this humongous tablet is quite possible, but would you ever do so?
Huawei MediaPad T2 Pro 10.0 Pro will come in two colour variants namely Black and White. Details regarding the pricing of the variants aren't known so far. Expect Huawei to price the products rather competitively.