Huawei's upcoming Android tablet is an iPad Pro with a hole-punch display

Huawei MatePad Pro render
Huawei MatePad Pro render (Image credit: Evan Blass via Twitter)

What you need to know

  • A new Huawei tablet was leaked with a high-end design and camera punch-out.
  • Twitter leaker Evan Blass claims it will be called the Huawei MatePad Pro.
  • Huawei is currently forbidden from shipping Android devices with Google software and services.

Rumor site 91Mobiles has spotted renders of a new Huawei tablet that could sit at the high-end of Huawei's mid-screen range. The tablet has a smooth look with a thin bezel and a 'hole-punch' selfie camera on the front screen.

Leaks label this tablet with an internal codename "Marx," but prolific Twitter leaker Evan Blass chimed in to say this would be the Huawei "MatePad Pro."

Huawei Matepad Pro leak

Source: 91Mobiles (Image credit: Source: 91Mobiles)

The device is pictured with Huawei's professional-looking keyboard attachment, similar to Apple's iPad Pro keyboard. 91Mobiles also claims the tablet will support Huawei's M-Pen stylus. A few other details can be inferred from the leak, including a USB-C port and bottom-firing speakers, but important items like the stylus silo or the fate of the 3.5mm headphone jack are unclear.

The new Huawei tablet is shown in black and white. What is not so black and white, however, is the fate of Huawei's Android devices. Huawei is currently locked out of the Google services program while the Chinese company is under investigation by the U.S. government. It's unclear what OS this new tablet is running, but assuming it's anything like the Mate 30 Pro, it'll be a build of Android 10 / EMUI 10 without access to Google services.

Philip Berne
  • Disgusting. I will never own a device with a hole or notch in it.
  • Booo looks good to me
    I miss the notch on the P4 xl.
  • Yeah, the hole is bad. However, what I find more disgusting is how much of a shameless rip-off it is of the iPad Pro design. The only thing worse is not calling it out in this article. Disgusting is the right word for this product though.
  • I'm content with the M5 at the bottom of this story. A fantastic device.
  • Ok, i am not a Huawei hater by any means. But Come'on Huawei.. You totally copied the Ipad pro down to the keyboard cover etc. Want me to come work for you on your design team? I will do it for far less than what you are paying your current design team, as long as I can work from home.
  • Absolutely no mention by the author of this piece that this a clear and blatant rip off of the iPad Pro design. Come on, call a spade a spade.
  • If this is “similar” to iPad Pro, what word will you use for something that’s only similar to an iPad Pro instead of a shameless ripoff?