MWC 2022 | Huawei MatePad Paper: 10.3-inch E Ink tablet launches with HarmonyOS 2, stylus support and nearly a month's battery life
Huawei has announced the MatePad Paper, a 10.3-inch tablet that relies on an E Ink display. However, the MatePad Paper can do a lot more than contemporary E-readers, such as the Kindle Paperwhite. For one, the MatePad Paper runs HarmonyOS 2, Huawei's in-house operating system and replacement for EMUI in most markets.
According to Huawei, the MatePad Paper offers a 1,872 x 1,404-pixel native resolution, an 86.3% screen-to-body ratio and a 227 PPI pixel density. Huawei claims that the tablet has a 32-stage backlight as well, which should allow you to read it comfortably in total darkness. Unfortunately, the tablet can only display greyscale; its refresh rate is too low to watch videos too. Instead, Huawei showcases the MatePad Paper as a note-taking device.
Correspondingly, the tablet supports pen input from the Huawei M Pencil. Additionally, the MatePad Paper can convert handwriting to digital text and has a magnetic area for holding the pen in place when you are not using it. Incidentally, Huawei has equipped the tablet with a hexa-core processor, 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage and a 3,625 mAh battery that it can recharge at up to 22.5 W.
For reference, Huawei states that the MatePad Paper should last up to 28 days from a single charge. The MatePad Paper starts at €499 in the Eurozone, which includes an M Pencil and a Folio Case. You can find more details about the MatePad Paper on Huawei's website.