belated. Huawei MatePad Paper Premium Edition - e-ink and, suddenly, LTE

Photo belated. Huawei MatePad Paper Premium Edition - e-ink and, suddenly, LTE

At the beginning of September, Huawei, among other things, released an update to its MatePad Paper reader.

So far, the novelty is presented only in China. And officially called Huawei MatePad Paper 墨水平板 典藏版. Automatic translators translate hieroglyphs as Collector's Edition, Collector's Edition. But, apparently, the manufacturer prefers another translation - Premium Edition. At least, these words are spelled out in the address of the page on the official website. Let's stop there. Huawei MatePad Paper Premium Edition. Beautiful, but long.

Like his ancestor, fo�A little newcomer is classified as a tablet, but, in fact, rather, it is an ink reader, reader, e-book.

Differences visible to the naked eye compared to the original version of Premium Edition yes.

1. Only one option for the amount of memory, 6 + 128 GB. Why an ink reader needs so much memory is an open question. The ancestor also had a 4+64 GB variety.

2. Suddenly, support for LTE networks appeared, which is a rare rarity for readers. (And only LTE. No 2G, no 3G, no 5G).

About other characteristics.

Screen -classic ink. Diagonal 10.3", resolution 1404x1872 (227 ppi), there is a backlight. Exactly the same screens are used by other manufacturers of readers. You can recall, for example, Onyx Boox Note Air 2.

There is support for native second-generation Huawei M-Pencil styluses (the stylus comes with the reader).

As you might guess, Huawei MatePad Paper Premium Edition is sharpened primarily for reading and taking notes (hence the stylus). Plus, you can listen to something - there are even speakers. But in order to watch a video or play something, of course, there will be trials�themes. E-Ink screens are not suitable for such things. Huawei, of course, claims that they have a clever Smart Refresh technology... But no, it's still not for that.

The brand of the chipset has been officially confirmed. In February, when an ancestor was announced, it was still in question. Here, as I then suggested, there really is HiSilicon Kirin 820E. Rare chip. It is used, in particular, in the smartphone Huawei nova 8 Russia. In AnTuTu, if it was a real tablet, and not a reader, one would expect around 400 thousand points.

Battery. By the standards of tablets 3625 mAh - this� quite a bit, but by the standards of readers - a very fair amount.

Other. There is a sixth Wi-Fi. There is a fingerprint scanner - combined with the power button.

The device runs on HarmonyOS. So it is quite possible to install additional software from the app store.

And about money. The novelty costs in China now ¥4999 (₽42700, $712). For comparison, the original MatePad Paper with the same amount of memory 6+128 GB can now be purchased for ¥3909 (₽33400, $556).

Huawei MatePad Paper Premium Edition Key Features:

Greyscale, E-Ink, 10.3", 329 cm², 1404x1872, 227 ppi, 16 colors, touch, capacitive, multi-touch, backlight HardwareHiSilicon Kirin 820E
3 x Cortex-A76, 3 x Cortex-A55, Mali-G57 Memory RAM 6 GB, ROM 128 GB, no memory card Mobile InternetLTE Mobile networksLTE Battery Li-Pol, 3625 mAh, fast charge 22.50 W, reverse charge 5.00 W Dimensions225.2 x 182.7 x 6.65 mm Weight370 g Cameras- Navigation? HarmonyOS (2) SensorsAccelerometer, Fingerprint scanner (side), Hall USBType-C v2.0, USB-OTG

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