The Huawei MateBook E (2021) leaks onto the Microsoft Store ahead of its launch
Huawei is now slated to produce an update for its Matebook E, a Windows 2-in-1 positioned as a Surface-series rival. This newer version is expected to launch with Windows 11 out of the box, and, thus, to arrive with the spec upgrades to match.
To that end, the well-known leaker Changgan Digital King has recently asserted that the Matebook E (2021) is "very nearly similar" to a corresponding Surface device. The tipster also hints that it has an improved screen-to-body ratio compared to the 2019 variant, and that its thermal management might also be better this time around.
Then again, this is considerably less than certain at this point. Nevertheless, a new leak purports to confirm what is known about its design, at least. It comes courtesy of ITHome, a media outlet that claims to have found its image on a new "HuaweiKeyboardApp" listing added by the OEM to the Microsoft Store ahead of its launch.
It allegedly pertains specifically to the upcoming 2021 refresh as the app is compatible with the upcoming model's keyboard dock only. On that note, the new leak may inadvertently reveal features Huawei may have hoped to unveil itself during its launch.
They include the fact that it has 'kickstand' and 'non-kickstand' modes when paired to the main tablet body, and can apparently support the Matebook E at 2 different angles unaided in either.
These indications may be confirmed or denied on November 17, 2021, whereupon Huawei may debut the convertible alongside other products such as the Watch GT Runner. Changgan Digital King projects that the 2-in-1 may start at around 7000 yuan (~US$1,097) on that date.