Most of us are working from home, so we thought we’d let you in on some tips and tricks on the Huawei MatePad Pro, on how it can help you be more productive during this quarantine season.
Specifications – Huawei MatePad Pro
|CPU||Kirin 990 Chipset|
|Display||10.8-inch 2K QHD Display|
|Speakers||4 (Tuned by Harman Kardon)|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi (LTE Optional)|
First up, Meetime. As much as it sounds like having personal time to yourself, you’d still have to work and in most cases, you’d be attending meetings online. Need to have a quick chat with your colleague? Just Meetime them, and you can enjoy Full HD video call meetings. It’s automatic, so there’s no additional settings required. You can even share your screen to them to show a presentation slide or document, and even scribble on the screen so they know where to focus on. The feature may not yet be available on all Huawei devices, but rest assured, it’s on its way, and that includes the MatePad Pro.
With the Huawei MatePad Pro’s large 10.8-inch screen, it’d be a waste to not use the display to its full potential. That’s where App Multiplier comes in. This feature is basically a split screen for the same app, as it uses the horizontal display to show two instances of the same app. If you launch a third app, it will even appear on a floating window. For example, if you’re on Lazada, when you select a product to view, detailed info of the product will appear on the right, and you can still continue browsing other items on the left. Suddenly, you feel like listening to some music, while you shop. Just launch Joox in a floating window, get that playlist going, and get it out of the way to continue shopping. Now, that is what I call productive shopping.
MULTI SCREEN COLLAB
As an extension from Huawei Share, the Huawei MatePad Pro also supports Multi-Screen Collaboration. With this feature, you can control both devices from just one screen and freely project your smartphones on the tablet to enjoy the best of both worlds. Just enable NFC on both devices, and tap the back of your smartphone on the smart magnetic keyboard’s right shift key. Both devices will instantly pair up, and you’re good to go. You can start dragging and dropping files to transfer, dragging images to add to a document you’re working on, or even control your smartphone right from the Huawei MatePad Pro with the M-Pencil and Smart Magnetic Keyboard. Even any media that is playing on your smartphone will also be played through the tablet’s speakers. Once you’re paired up through multi-screen collab, If you have any unfinished documents from your smartphone, just drag and drop it to the MatePad Pro, and continue working from there seamlessly.
If you feel like the tablet UI isn’t serious enough for you to work with, you can always go into desktop mode. Just slide down the notification bar and tap on desktop mode. After a short welcoming animation, you’ll be greeted with a Windows style workplace, complete with a “Start” button, a full-fledged taskbar, a quick shortcut to notepads, a sidebar for all your notifications, and apps that open in Windows form.
The Huawei MatePad Pro launched with a wide variety of accessories, including the Smart Magnetic Keyboard and the Huawei M-Pencil. The smart magnetic keyboard connects with the Huawei MatePad Pro via Bluetooth proximity pairing and has a 1.3mm key travel distance for comfortable typing. As mentioned earlier in the video, the right Shift key also doubles as a toggle for Huawei Share, giving you quicker access to the Multi-Screen Collab feature. There also preset shortcuts to help you easily navigate through the tablet right from the keyboard itself.
As for the stylus, you can easily attach it to the Huawei MatePad Pro via magnet, while will the wirelessly charge it. According to Huawei, the stylus is made to last and can be used for up to 20,000m of writing. With 4,096 pressure-sensitive levels and tilt support, the M-Pencil is incredibly responsive at sub-20ms latency. Besides that, tapping anywhere with the M-Pencil on a locked tablet, you’re immediately brought into the NEBO app for note-taking and scribbling. In the WPS app, which you can get from Huawei’s AppGallery, it even supports the M-Pencil to enter Ink Mode, which lets you scribble on any document. Need to sign a document? Fire it up in WPS, and sign away.
Of course, these features help you work hard, but they can also help you play hard as well. Download your favourite apps from AppGallery, play a game while you scroll on Facebook, or better yet challenge yourself to play two games simultaneously! You can even catch up on your favourite series on Huawei Videos, while discussing conspiracy theories with your friends on WhatsApp.
The possibilities are endless with the Huawei MatePad Pro. If you wanna know more about the tablet’s specs, check out our unboxing video here.