At the MWC 2022 Mobile World Congress, Huawei is stocking up on hardware, among which is also the original MatePad Paper, which is half tablet and half e-reader. That’s what it is.
Huawei MatePad Paper features a 10.3-inch gray screen with anti-glare mirrored screen for ease of use in low-light conditions. The Paper MatePad can reproduce 256 shades of grayscale for displaying text and images – and even video – although the multimedia factor is certainly not what this cross between an e-reader and a tablet can buy.
The surprisingly thin edges of an e-ink device stand out. Huawei claims to have optimized the tablet to a screen-to-body ratio of 86.3%, with a design inspired by the spine of a book, to ensure those who hold it in their hands have the same experience as using a traditional book.
In addition to 32 levels of backlighting, the device is also compatible with Huawei’s M Pencil, so you can also use the tablet to draw, take notes, and edit documents and books. Moreover, Huawei, reported by Engadget, announces that the screen sensitivity is up to 26ms, and the performance is far from top-notch tablets and smartphones with stylus support, but still an honorable time for a device with an e-ink screen.
In terms of connectivity, Huawei MatePad Paper can be connected to the company’s laptops, computers, tablets and smartphones. Huawei claims that the tablet will appear as a USB drive, where it can drag and drop notes and PDFs into it. This is possible thanks to the company’s proprietary operating system, HarmonyOS.
With the M-Pencil and cover papers included, the MatePad Paper app will cost €499 in Europe. We remind you that back at MWC 2022, the manufacturer introduced Super Device mode, a feature for collaboration between Huawei devices, similar to Apple Universal Control.
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