MatePad C5e: Huawei introduces new MatePad SE model with 16:10 and 1200p display
Huawei has announced the MatePad C5e, a tablet that will be familiar to people who own the MatePad SE. Seemingly, the pair feature almost identical hardware, including a 10.1-inch display that operates at 1,920 x 1,200 pixels with a 16:10 aspect ratio. Like the MatePad SE, the MatePad C5e is 7.8 mm thick and weighs 450 g.
Additionally, the MatePad C5e relies on the HiSilicon Kirin 710A, a 14 nm SoC complemented by 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage. Incidentally, the latter is expandable via a microSD card reader, not Huawei's proprietary Nano Memory card solution. Moreover, the MatePad C5e utilises a 5,100 mAh battery, which it can recharge at up to 10 W with its USB Type-C port. Separately, the tablet also has a 5 MP primary camera, plus a 2 MP front-facing for video calls.
Fundamentally, Huawei distinguishes the MatePad C5e from the MatePad SE with software. Specifically, Huawei allows people to replace the stock boot animation, restrict app compatibility and keep certain apps open in the background. Furthermore, administrations can disable camera, Wi-Fi and USB functionality, as well as limit web browser use. Huawei has not commented on pricing yet, but more details can be found on Huawei's website. Presumably, the MatePad C5e will retail for about as much as the MatePad SE, which arrived for €250.