Huawei MatePad 11.5 PaperMatte Edition launches with new anti-glare screen and advanced M-Pencil 2 support
Huawei asserts that the mid-range tablet unveiled alongside the Watch GT 4 in Barcelona is the MatePad 11.5 for those particularly sensitive to the reflections of glossy screens, prefer the color e-ink experience, or both. Furthermore, the PaperMatte Edition of the device retains the 120Hz refresh rate, 86% screen-to-body ratio and 2K resolution of the original release.
The new PaperMatte display is touted as "A Sight for Sore Eyes" with official TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light and Flicker-Free Certifications for potentially elevated comfort while consuming content on the MatePad 11.5's new edition. It is also still powered by the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 chipset and to have a 6.85mm high chassis rated to weigh 499g.
Huawei is also confident that users will enjoy drawing on the tablet too, with a system of "unique micro-vibration and damping to recreate the rustle and bustle of pen on paper" baked into its version of HarmonyOS 3.1 and a 4096-level pressure response to the second-gen M-Pencil.
Accordingly, the PaperMatte Edition is pitched at those who prefer to use a stylus, whereas the initial FullView Display MatePad 11.5 might be best for those who enjoy a laptop-like keyboard dock interface. Huawei has yet to finalize pricing and availability for the former; for context, the latter goes for €429 (~US$461) with 8GB of RAM on Amazon.de right now.