Huawei MatePad T8 launched: An 8-inch tablet for under £100/€100
Huawei has launched the MatePad T8, a device that had been leaked twice in April. As leaked specifications claimed, the MatePad T8 features an 8-inch display that operates natively at 1,200 x 800 pixels. A MediaTek MTK8768 SoC chipset powers the 8-inch tablet, which Huawei has complemented with 2 GB of RAM.
The MatePad T8 is only currently available as a Wi-Fi only tablet with 16 GB of storage. This 16 GB model can be purchased from Huawei for £99.99 or €99.99. Huawei will eventually sell 32 GB and LTE models, but it has not confirmed when it will bring these SKUs to market. Incidentally, it seems that the MatePad T8 is the same device as the MatePad C3, a tablet that Huawei is releasing in China.
We should mention that the MatePad T8 will not come with Google apps or services installed. In fact, Huawei stresses this if you attempt to purchase the tablet on its eCommerce platform. According to the company:
The HUAWEI MatePad T8 runs on Android 10 Open-Source, using Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) and the latest EMUI 10.0.1.
Google Apps and Google Mobile Services are not available for the HUAWEI MatePad T8, which may also result in some other apps not being available or compatible at the moment.
However, the HUAWEI MatePad T8 has access to many top apps via the HUAWEI AppGallery and Petal Search tool. You can download the Petal Search app from the App Gallery which is a dedicated app search tool to help you find apps that you can’t locate in the AppGallery, whether from an official link or third party app store.