Huawei's next tablet looks like an iPad Pro with a punch-hole display

Huawei's next tablet looks like an iPad Pro with a punch-hole display
UPDATE: Evan Blass has published another image of Huawei's next high-end tablet. Additionally, he has confirmed that it will be marketed as the Huawei MatePad Pro rather than the MediaPad M7 as previously expected. The updated story continues below.


Samsung released its high-end Galaxy Tab S6 not long ago and Apple is reportedly preparing an updated iPad Pro lineup. Now, a report by 91Mobiles suggests Huawei is also readying a new high-end tablet that’ll presumably arrive early next year.

Expected to be marketed as the MatePad Pro, leaked renders of Huawei’s next-generation tablet reveal a tall display with rounded corners paired with pretty slim bezels, much like Apple’s iPad Pro. These bezels appear large enough to house a front-facing camera and any other necessary sensors but, for some reason, Huawei has selected a punch hole design. 

The rear of the high-end tablet is seemingly carved out of aluminum and features a vertical camera setup in the top-left corner. The low quality of today’s renders means it can’t clearly be seen but the module does appear to house two sensors and an LED flash. Other external details include bottom-firing speakers and a USB-C port. It’s unclear if a 3.5mm headphone jack is present.

Other details include compatibility with Huawei’s magnetic keyboard and an improved M-Pen which will presumably be introduced alongside the tablet. In an Apple Pencil-like fashion, Huawei’s stylus connects magnetically to the side of the tablet and presumably charges wirelessly. 

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The MatePad Pro’s specifications are yet to leak but it’s expected to arrive powered by the new Kirin 990 paired with a minimum of 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.

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