No, we didn’t mix up the picture of Huawei’s new tablet with one of the iPad Pro. The two are so similar you have to look closely to see any differences.
The just-announced MatePad Pro doesn‘t run iPadOS, but is otherwise a clone of Apple’s tablet, including the clip-on keyboard and stylus.
Take a closer look at the Huawei MatePad Pro
Like the iPad Pro, Huawei’s new slate has rounded corners and slim bezels. Its designers went for an 8MP hole-punch camera to make these even slimmer.
The MatePad Pro sports a 10.8-inch display, so its similar in size to the 11-inch iPad. Screen resolution is 2,560 by 1,600 pixels — just slightly higher than Apple’s offering.
It runs EMUI 10, a modified version of Android 10, on a Huawei Kirin 990 processor. There’s 6GB RAM and 128GB of storage, plus a 13 MP rear camera and a 7250 mAh battery.
People buy Huawei products because they’re cheaper, and the MatePad Pro is no exception. It’s priced at 3299 Chinese Yuan, which converts to $468.85. That’s with the keyboard and stylus included.
Watch a short video Huawei prepared to show off this tablet:
Very accurate images of the MatePad Pro leaked early this month, if this feels like deja vu.