Huawei launches the new MatePad 10.4 in China
Huawei has unleashed its new MatePad on the Chinese market today (April 23, 2020). As projected in its recent leaks, it has an "exclusive education center" described as full of appropriately engaging content for various age ranges. The user will consume this material through the 10.4's 2000x1200 display, on which a TÜV Rheinland eye-health certification has been bestowed.
This display is also compatible with the OEM's Mate-Pencil, its high-accuracy stylus; however, this accessory does not come in the new tablet's box. The MatePad 10.4 is powered by the Kirin 810 SoC, Huawei's 2019 mid-range workhorse processor. Its base model has 4GB of RAM, with which 64GB of internal storage is paired: it is just as well this slate also has a microSD card slot for up to 512GB more space.
This SKU comes in Wi-Fi only flavor, whereas its 6GB counterpart (which has 128GB of internal storage) also have LTE-enabled options. The MatePad 10.4 starts at 1899 yuan (~US$269) for the first of these, or 2199 yuan (~$311) for a 6GB non-LTE variant. Going for the fully-connected option will set a buyer back a total of 2499 yuan (~$354).
The new MatePad is available to pre-order on JD.com or Vmall in China from now, or to order as normal from 26 April 2020. It has been launched in white or dark blue colorways, although the former is the only one available to reserve at present. Huawei has yet to mention international availability for its freshly-launched slate elsewhere, although a prospective international buyer should be aware it may not ship with Google's mobile services.