[Update: MatePad Pro] The Huawei MediaPad M7 could be the first Android tablet with a hole punch display
Earlier this year in June, Huawei launched the MediaPad M6 in China alongside its Nova 5 series. The flagship tablet from the company packed in its top-of-the-line Kirin 980 chipset, coupled with 4GB of RAM. The 10.8-inch variant of the tablet also included some additional features like a quad-speaker setup, a 2K display, and more. Now, we have our first look at its successor – the Huawei MediaPad M7.
According to a recent report from 91mobiles, a reliable source has divulged key design information about the upcoming tablet. The tablet, which is internally being referred to as ‘Marx’, will feature a punch-hole display like the ones found on the Samsung Galaxy S10 series. If the leak stands true, Huawei will be the first manufacturer to include the punch-hole design in a tablet. Additionally, we’ve learned that the upcoming tablet will include support for the company’s smart magnetic keyboard and M-Pen stylus, which leads us to believe that it could be the successor to the MediaPad M6.
Leaked renders of the device also showcase slimmer bezels all around the screen, with no fingerprint scanner. This suggests that Huawei might also include an in-display fingerprint scanner on the tablet, much like the one found on the Galaxy Tab S6. On the back , the tablet features a dual-camera setup along with an LED flash housed within a pill shaped cutout. Down towards the bottom, the tablet has a USB Type-C port for charging and data syncing, with speaker grills on either side. The render also shows the magnetic keyboard and M-Pen stylus attached to the tablet, which suggests that it will have contact points for the keyboard on the left edge and a magnets on the right for the stylus.
While the render reveals most of the design elements, we still have no information about the tablet’s specifications or launch date. However, since it’s a flagship device, we can expect it to feature Huawei’s Kirin 990 chipset with up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. The tablet should also feature a large battery to support the high-resolution display and internals.
Update: Huawei MatePad Pro
Evan ‘evleaks’ Blass has clarified that the upcoming Huawei tablet will be called the Huawei MatePad Pro. Evan has also shared a high-quality render of the device.
Source: Evan Blass (Private)
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