Huawei’s latest iPad Pro rival features Harmony OS and Kirin 9000E SoC

Huawei MatePad Pro 2021 Launched Price in Nepal Specifications Availability
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Today was a big day for Huawei. The Chinese tech giant finally launched the long-awaited in-house Harmony OS 2.0 and multiple devices to go with it. This includes the 2021 edition of MatePad Pro as well. Here, we will dive deeper into the features of the Huawei MatePad Pro 2021 and discuss its expected price in Nepal.

Huawei MatePad Pro 2021 Overview:

Design and Display

Huawei MatePad Pro 2021 comes with a 12.6-inch FullView OLED screen. There is no notch or punch-hole cutout. Here, the company has managed to keep the tablet’s screen-to-body ratio at 90%.

Huawei has achieved this by trimming the bezels to just 5.6mm. It covers a wide DCI-P3 color gamut and is individually calibrated for color accuracy. Other features include TÜV Rheinland Full Care Display 2.0, DC dimming, and Delta E<0.5.

Huawei MatePad Pro 2021 Design

Harmony OS

The latest MatePad Pro ships with Harmony OS. It now has a redesigned home screen, where apps are no longer cluttered. Instead, it is more dynamic with different-sized app widgets. You can customize these widgets according to your need and Huawei is working with different partners to add to a wide variety of widgets.

Huawei has even improved the App Multiplier that it unveiled with the original MatePad Pro. With Harmony OS, the tablet can now run different tasks of the same app independently in landscape mode. The company claims that over 3,000 apps support this landscape mode, which includes the “top 300 apps”.

As a bragging right, Huawei also mentioned that only 65% of the top 300 apps on Apple’s iPadOS support landscape mode while Harmony OS boasts the 100% figure.

App Multiplier on Harmony OS

Frequently used apps can be docked and you can preview their content by hovering a mouse over them.

You can even transfer an app window to a smart screen. Huawei lets you collaborate with other Harmony OS-powered devices as well. The ability to mirror the screen to a PC would come in handy for designers, artists, and similar productive-oriented users. Here, they can transfer files between Windows and MatePad Pro using drag-and-drop.


Moving on, the keyboard accessory has been upgraded with a smart magnetic connection, Bluetooth support, and wireless charging feature. Likewise, it has a 1.3mm keystroke. The tablet even supports voice control. There is a dedicated button, which users can press to start talking to the tablet. It will then convert your voice to text.

Second generation M Pencil

MatePad Pro 2021 is compatible with the second-generation M-Pencil stylus, which is included in the box. With the new FreeScript feature, users can now turn their handwriting into texts. You can even write in Chinese and English at the same time.

Also, you can write anything anywhere. All these features sound like they’re directly inspired by what Apple introduced with the iPadOS 14 update. Huawei says that students can write exams in MatePad Pro the same way as they do on paper.

Rest of the specs

Under the hood, the tablet features Huawei’s Kirin 9000E. It is a toned version of the standard Kirin 9000. Compared to the latter, the 9000E lacks a big NPU core and two GPU cores. The rest of the specs are similar including the core arrangement and ISP.

At the back, the tablet has a dual-camera setup. The primary lens here uses a 13MP sensor. It is accompanied by an ultrawide lens. Accompanying them is a 3D Time of Flight (ToF) sensor.

This will help the device determine the distance or depth of an object in the scene. The three sensors are housed inside a rectangular camera bump, along with an LED flash. Upfront, the tablet has an 8MP selfie camera.

Huawei MatePad Pro 2021 camera setup

Moving on, MatePad Pro 2021 comes with a large 10,050mAh battery. Huawei rates it for 14 hours of endurance. On the audio front, the tablet has eight speakers and four microphones (including three linear array + rear microphones) with AI noise reduction.

Huawei MatePad Pro 2021 Specifications:

  • Dimension: 184.7 x 286.5 x 6.7mm, 609g
  • Display: 12.6″ FullView OLED panel, Wide DCI-P3, 90% screen-to-body ratio
  • Resolution: WQXGA (1600 x 2560 pixels), 240 PPI
  • Rear Camera: Dual;
    – 13MP, f/1.8 primary camera
    – 8MP, f/2.4 ultrawide sensor
    – 3D ToF sensor
  • Front Camera: 8MP, f/2.0
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 9000E 5G (5nm)
  • Memory: 8GB RAM, Up to 256GB (expandable using NM card)
  • OS: Harmony OS 2.0
  • Battery: 10,050mAh, 40W Super Charge (wired)
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, USB 3.2 Gen 1, OTG (1.5/5V)
  • Color: Silver Frost, Matte Grey, Olive Green

Huawei MatePad Pro 2021 Price in Nepal

The price of Huawei MatePad Pro 2021 starts at 4,999 Yuan, going all the way up to 7,999 Yuan for the 5G model. Its pre-order is already up and the sale will start on June 10. If it launches in Nepal, we expect the price of Huawei MatePad Pro 2021 to start at NPR 100,000.

Huawei MatePad Pro 2021 Price in China Price in Nepal (Expected)
WiFi (128GB) 4,999 Yuan NPR 100,000
WiFi (256GB) 5,499 Yuan NPR 110,000
5G (256GB) 7,999 Yuan NPR 160,000
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