Huawei MatePad Paper, an e-book reader that surpasses the Kindle
Huawei has been selling tablet computers under the MatePad brand for years, but for the most part they were Android devices with color screens. A sample is the new model for the mid-range that we presented to you this morning. Huawei MatePad Paper is another under the same brand, but very different, since it uses a electronic ink screen and Huawei’s HarmonyOS operating system.
From the outside, the Huawei MatePad Paper looks a lot like any other electronic tablet. It is a device of 10.3 inches with an 86% screen-to-body ratio, native resolution of 1872 x 1404 pixels, 256 shades of gray and 32 levels of illumination. It should provide a comfortable split-screen experience and make it easier, for example, to read and take notes simultaneously with the stylus that comes with the tablet.
And it is that the Chinese company markets the device both for reading e-books and for productivity tasks. This will help the Huawei M-Pencil, a stylus with 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity and a latency of just 26ms, making it easy to reproduce handwriting in real time.
Huawei also offers audio recording that works seamlessly with note taking, allowing users to leave marks on the audio to remember the most important parts. These clips can be played simply by touching the mark. For this, it has four microphones with support for recording voice notes and stereo speakers for playing music, audiobooks or videos.
The Huawei MatePad paper features an unspecified hexa-core processor, 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage. It offers Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, a fingerprint reader and a USB Type C port. Its 3,625 MHz battery promises up to four weeks of autonomy. One of the big advantages of using this type of e-ink display.
Another novelty is the use of the HarmonyOS operating system itself. Huawei MatePad Paper will be sold for 499 euros with cover and stylus included. It looks damn good, outperforming pure e-book readers like Amazon’s Kindle.