Huawei MatePad Pro, MateBook X Pro, Watch GT 2e launched at PH | Instant News

Huawei has launched three new devices in the Philippines amid extended lockouts in most countries which have forced retail stores to close or reduce their operations drastically for fear of spreading COVID-19.

In particular, the company’s local arm made its debut Huawei MatePad Pro, Huawei MateBook X Pro, and Huawei Watch GT 2e during a virtual event. Huawei Philippines also missed the usual launch for P40 and P40 Pro flagship smartphone.

Because of the ongoing quarantine in the Philippines, the newly launched device is only available online for now. You can buy it from Lazada, Shopee, and MemoXpress.

You will find the prices of new devices below.

  • Huawei MatePad Pro: P32,990 (around $ 652)
  • Huawei MateBook X Pro: P119,990 ($ 2,370)
  • Huawei Watch GT 2e: P6,990 ($ 138)

Watch GT 2e is available for purchase starting today, while MatePad Pro and MateBook X Pro are still ready to preorder.

At Lazada and Shopee, those who buy the Huawei Watch GT 2e earlier will receive an extra watch strap and umbrella; The bundle is valued at P1,190 ($ 24).

Meanwhile, early Huawei MatePad Pro users are entitled to a freebie preorder package worth P14,980 ($ 296). They will receive a Huawei smart keyboard casing, Huawei M pencil stylus, Huawei Bluetooth CM510 speaker, plus VIP services at Huawei service centers throughout the country.

Huawei MateBook X Pro also comes with free items worth P14,980 ($ 296), including a pair Huawei FreeBuds 3 true wireless earbuds, laptop bags, mice and Huawei SoundStone Bluetooth speakers.

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For MatePad Pro and MateBook X Pro, you must complete payment on April 24. Lazada and Shopee mentioned that the shipment would be completed within 36 days from today.

Local retailer MemoXpress also has MatePad Pro, MateBook X Pro, and Watch GT 2e on offer, although with slightly different freebies for tablets and laptops.

MemoXpress has the same free set for watches like Lazada and Shopee. MatePad Pro is equipped with a Huawei smart keyboard case, M-pencil, Band 4, and exclusive prizes from the Huawei Member Center application – priced at P15,880 ($ 314). MateBook X Pro, on the other hand, is bundled with a pair of FreeBuds 3, a backpack, and a Bluetooth mouse. All of them are worth P11,990 ($ 237).

Huawei MatePad Pro, Huawei MateBook X Pro and Huawei Watch GT2e are launched in the Philippines, if you miss them

Huawei MatePad Pro

That Huawei MatePad Pro is a 10.8-inch Android tablet with a large LCD screen that runs at 2,560 x 1,600 pixels. And, yes, this is different from MatePad Pro 5G, which offers fast data connectivity on compatible 5G networks.

Unlike most tablets and previous iterations in the MatePad family, Pro has a small bezel on the side and a punch hole for a front-facing camera. This screen is also compatible with Huawei’s M-pencil stylus, which according to the company “is written naturally like a pencil on paper” and offers 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity to capture every nuance of the stylus’s interaction with the tablet.

In addition, the M pencil pair automatically and magnetically attaches to the side of the slate when charging wirelessly. Stylus is sold separately. Another accessory that you can buy for the Huawei MatePad Pro is the company’s smart magnetic keyboard that provides 1.3mm travel – more than a shallow butterfly switch from some MacBooks. It also supports tablets in two corners, making it look like a makeshift laptop.

Huawei MatePad Pro

For audio, MatePad Pro has a quad-channel sound system, quad-speaker with 3D stereo sound and tuning by Harmon Kardon Audio. Elsewhere, there is an array of five microphones, allowing 360 degree noisy cancellation for clearer audio pickup.

Like the Mate 30 and P40 series, Huawei MatePad Pro is powered by Kirin 990 chipset and runs EMUI 10 based on Android 10 with Huawei Cellular Service and AppGallery to download and update applications. AppGallery is the third largest application store in the world with 1.3 million developers and 400 million active users every month in 170 countries.

The battery is rated at 7,250 mAh and supports fast charging. To take pictures and record videos, Huawei’s newest whiteboard is equipped with front and front 13- and 8 megapixel cameras.

Huawei MatePad Pro specifications

  • 10.8 inch LCD screen, 2,560 x 1,600 resolution
  • HiSilicon Kirin 990 Octa-core processor
  • 6GB / 8GB RAM
  • 128GB / 256GB / 512GB storage
  • 13-megapixel rear camera, f / 1.8
  • 8-megapixel camera, front f / 2.0
  • 7250 mAh battery with fast charging USB-C
  • EMUI 10.1 based on Android 10 with Huawei Mobile Services
  • Color: Pearl White, Midnight Gray, Orange, Green Forest

Huawei MateBook X Pro

MateBook X Pro is the company’s new flagship laptop powered by the latest generation of Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors. It’s also bundled with 512GB or 1TB SSD storage and discrete Nvidia GeForce MX250, which will replace the low-power Pascal GPU, GeForce MX150.

Huawei MateBook X Pro Emerald Green color variants, prices, and specifications through Revu Philippines
Huawei MateBook X Pro

On the outside, this laptop looks sleek and premium, especially the Emerald Green color variant. It is available in gray and silver as well. Huawei MateBook X Pro is also equipped with a 13.9-inch 3K touch screen and 3: 2 aspect ratio. The screen includes a full sRGB color gamut for more accurate and rich colors.

A good choice of ports for portable high-end laptops – you get two USB-C ports, a USB-A port, and a 3.5mm headset and a microphone combo jack.

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Like MateBook D 15 and other Huawei notebooks, MateBook X Pro has a power button that doubles as a fingerprint reader and a hidden webcam that you can access from the keyboard and only appears when needed.

Huawei MateBook X Pro specifications

  • 13.9 inch LCD touch screen, 3000 x 2,000 resolution
  • 10th generation Intel Core i5-10210U processor or Core i7-10510U
  • 8GB / 16GB RAM
  • 512GB / 1TB NVMe SSD storage
  • 13-megapixel rear camera, f / 1.8
  • 8-megapixel camera, front f / 2.0
  • 56Wh battery with fast charging USB-C
  • Windows 10 Home
  • Color: Space Gray, Mystic Silver, Emerald Green

Huawei Watch GT 2e

Huawei said the Watch GT 2e was designed “to inspire an active lifestyle.” As such, its newest smart watch includes a new SpO2 monitor to measure your blood oxygen saturation and supports 100 training modes ranging from traditional sports to more trendy forms of sports such as Rock Climbing and Parkour.

Prices and specifications of the Huawei Watch GT2e via Revu Philippines
Huawei Watch GT 2e

The Huawei Watch GT 2e has a 46mm round watch surface with a 1.39-inch AMOLED touch screen that supports retina level resolution and an always-on function. In keeping with the sporty theme, it is also equipped with side buttons that look more sporty next to the hollow watch strap.

SEE ALSO: Huawei Watch GT 2 Review: What’s new, what’s changed

Similar to other models in the GT 2 series, GT 2e has a two week battery and can store up to 500 songs in internal memory. Installation is done through the Huawei Health app, and Watch GT 2e is compatible with devices running Android 4.4 or higher and iOS 9.0 or newer.

Huawei Watch GT 2e specifications

  • AMOLED touch screen 1.39 inches, resolution 454 x 454
  • 5 ATM waterproof
  • Built-in GPS
  • Accelerometer, gyroscope, geomagnetic, heartbeat, ambient light, air pressure sensor
  • Bluetooth 5.1
  • 4GB of storage
  • 14 days of battery life by magnetic charging
  • Android 4.4 or newer / iOS 9.0 or newer
  • Color: Space Gray, Mystic Silver, Emerald Green

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