Sunday, April 11

the MatePad Pro 2 is precise on the top of the range, but with HarmonyOS

More or less a year after the release of the MatePad Pro in France, Huawei is quietly arming a successor. With its MatePad Pro 2, the Chinese giant is once again relying on 5G connectivity, but this time with its own operating system: HarmonyOS.

Here the Huawei MatePad Pro, first of the name, launched last year

Here the Huawei MatePad Pro, first of the name, launched last year // Gamesdone: Frandroid

The main technical specifics of the Huawei MatePad Pro 2 are gradually emerging. The next high-end tablet from the Chinese giant could partly take over the technical sheet of the model launched last year, but with some important changes. First and foremost: the switch to HarmonyOS 2.0, which is gradually replacing Android on devices launched by Huawei. The brand’s operating system, which still looks like a “copy” of Google’s, will arrive in April and first on a certain Huawei Mate X2. The OS should also materialize on the future range of Huawei P50 smartphones, expected somewhere before the summer.

5G and HarmonyOS connectivity for the MatePad Pro 2

Last year, the arrival of 5G on the MatePad Pro was made with the launch of a new version of the device, marketed in China. In France it was necessary to be satisfied with a Wi-Fi model. The MatePad Pro 2 seems this year to move towards a 5G compatibility by default.

Certified by TENAA, Huawei’s next premium slate currently responds to the code name Wanger and has the model number WGR-AN19. This certification does not allow us to have access to visuals of the product or its complete technical sheet, but confirms the presence of 5G connectivity and that of HarmonyOS.

A launch by us still uncertain …

We learn a little more by reading information gleaned by a leaker. Released by GizmoChina, they point to the use of a Kirin 9000 SoC for the MatePad Pro 2 (instead of the Kirin 990 last year). We also discover that the tablet would be available in two sizes: 12.2 and 12.6 inches (against 10.8 inches on the first model). On the display technology side, Huawei could finally choose to keep IPS technology, but with a higher refresh rate this year. It is also not excluded that the brand opts for an OLED panel.

For now the MatePad Pro 2 is not yet formalized by Huawei but its announcement should logically take place shortly in China. Until then, more information about the device could reach us through unofficial channels. It will then remain to be seen whether said tablet will be marketed in Europe.

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