Huawei Enjoy Tablet 2 and MatePad 10.8 launched: Two 16:10 aspect ratio tablets at reasonable prices
Huawei has unleashed the MatePad 10.8 and Enjoy Tablet 2 today at an event in China. The two tablets may resemble each other, but they are intended for different audiences. Their prices alone should be a giveaway, as the MatePad 10.8 starts at CNY 2,399 (~US$342), whereas Huawei has priced the Enjoy Tablet 2 at CNY 1,600 (~US$228). As the images below demonstrate, the MatePad 10.8 tops out at CNY 3,599 (~US$514), while the Enjoy Tablet 2 reaches CNY 1,999 (~US$285) for the most expensive SKU.
The MatePad 10.8 has, as its name implies, a 10.8-inch display. The 16:10 panel operates at a resolution of 2,560 x 1,600 pixels, which yields a pixel density of 289 PPI. Powering the display is Huawei's Kirin 990 SoC and 6 GB of RAM, along with a 7,500 mAh battery that can recharge at up to 40 W. There is also 64 GB, 128 GB or 256 GB of storage available, as is the choice between two colours. LTE connectivity is also available, but only with 128 GB of storage and in grey.
Huawei states that the MatePad 10.8 is compatible with its M Pencil and a magnetic keyboard cover. The latter comes bundled with the most expensive SKU.
The Enjoy Tablet 2 also has a 16:10 aspect ratio, but its resolution is only 1,920 x 1,200 pixels. Similarly, the tablet is powered by the less powerful Kirin 710A chipset, 4 GB of RAM and a 5,100 mAh battery. The Enjoy Tablet 2 is also only available with 64 GB or 128 GB of storage, but it can be configured with an LTE modem. The tablet is available in two colours too.
The MatePad 10.8 and Enjoy Tablet 2 will both ship with EMUI 10.1. Huawei is yet to confirm plans to release the tablets internationally. However, the company typically releases at least its MatePad series in other markets.