Huawei unveiled the Huawei MatePad Paper today, which is their first e-reader / e-writer, and it’s also an E-Ink tablet with the famous battery frugal screen technology:
Other well known technology brands have E-Ink writing tablets, such as Sony and Xiaomi, but this tablet sphere grew even more popular after the reMarkable and reMarkable 2 tablets took off, starting in 2017.
OK, so what is the Huawei MatePad Paper then?
It’s a 10.3-inch tablet with a black and white screen featuring a E-Ink display that mainly just uses battery when something changes on the screen. The resolution is at Full HD level, with 1872 x 1404 pixels, giving it a ppi density of 227. You can write and draw on the screen with the 2nd gen. 4096 pressure level sensitive Huawei M-Pencil.
The operating system is the Android based HarmonyOS 2 by Huawei, which means you can run apps from Huawei’s App Gallery.
Main hardware includes the Huawei Kirin 820E processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, a 3625 mAh battery, Wi-Fi 6, BT 5.2, four mics, stereo speakers, a fingerprint reader, and a USB C 2.0 port.
The weight is very low, at 360 grams, and the thickness is also just 6.65mm.
Huawei MatePad Paper has a launch price of $499, and will be released in various markets starting in March.
– Jim Miller