Huawei will not bring a new flagship phone to the Mobile World Congress this year, but it does have a trio of devices with larger screens to show off. First is Huawei's new notebook, the MateBook X Pro. Like last year's MateBook X, it has an attractive design with even thinner bezels around the screen: Huawei claims to have a screen percent ratio of 91 percent.
The touch screen has 13.9 inches diagonal and a resolution of 3000 x 2000 for a surface aspect ratio of 3: 2. As the frames are incredibly small, Huawei has built the webcam on the MateBook X Pro keyboard, to avoid the uncomfortable position of the camera on devices such as the Dell XPS 13.
Location of crazy webcam of HuaweiFoto by Vlad Savov / The Verge
Inside, the MateBook X Pro uses Intel Core i5 or i7 eighth generation processors, and has a discreet Nvidia GeForce MX150 GPU. It has two USB-C ports, a USB-A port, a power button with a built-in fingerprint scanner, and comes in gray space or "mystical silver", which does not sound very mystical to me. It weighs a little less than three pounds (1.33 kg).
The biggest problem with the MateBook X was the battery life, and Huawei says it can "work regularly" for 14 hours on the Pro. If the laptop really reaches that number, it will be impressive, but we know how these things often go.
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In addition to the new laptop, Huawei is also launching the latest entries in the company's Android MediaPad range of tablets, the 8-inch M5 and the 10.8-inch M5 Pro. Both tablets come in "space gray" (yes) or in champagne gold, have screens of 2560 x 1600, are charged through USB-C, use variants of Huawei's own Kirin 960 processor and run Android Oreo. They also do not have a headphone jack, which is a curious decision for tablets.
Beyond the size, the difference between the M5 and the M5 Pro is … more or less the difference between the iPad and the iPad Pro, which means that the Pro model has a three-pin connector for a keyboard accessory , has an array of four speakers and works with an included stylus. The M Pen has 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity and must have 50 days of battery life after a 100-minute charge.
MateBook X Pro from Huawei will be available this spring at a price of 1,499 euros ($ 1842), and the MediaPad M5 will be priced at 349 euros ($ 429) for the 8.4-inch version and 399 euros ($ 490) for the 10-inch model.