Rather than show off a new handset – Huawei used the first day of Mobile World Congress 2018 keynotes to reveal the Matebook X Pro notebook and the MediaPad M5 tablet.
Let’s take a look at what we can expect starting with the Matebook X Pro.
The notebook features a strange 3 000 x 2 000 native resolution with a 3:2 aspect ratio. The manufacturer says that this is perfect for content creation but we’re doubtful considering so much of our content is in a 16:9 aspect ratio.
To aid in content creation the notebook will house either an Intel Core i5 or i7 processor (8th generation) along with a discrete graphics card in the form of an Nvidia GeForce MX150 with 2GB of GDDR5.
This should be fine for light video editing (don’t expect to be able to scrub through a 4K timeline) and photo editing but we think a gaming notebook with a MaxQ GPU should be better suited for content creation on the go.
The notebook also features a webcam that pops out of one of the keys on the keyboard.
The Matebook X Pro is very light and compact. The notebook weighs in at 1.33kg and is 14.6mm thin. Despite this compact form factor Huawei says the battery should last for 12 hours when playing 1080p video before giving up the ghost.
A new slate
Huawei also debuted the new MediaPad M5 series.
The slate comes in both an 8.4 inch and 10.8 inch with a native resolution of 2560 x 1600.
The Mediapad M5 series contains Huawei’s own Kirin 960 processor which we saw in last year’s P10.
Huawei is also packaging an M-Pen with the 10.8 inch tablet which apparently has 4 096 levels of pressure sensitivity.
Aside from the technical features the tablet will also be running Huawei’s EMUI Android skin.
There’s no word on local pricing or availability for the Matebook X Pro or the MediaPad M5 just yet but we’ll be sure to share that information with you once we know more.