The first e-reader from Huawei, which we don’t expect to see in the United States any time soon, has a slew of desirable features that will no doubt make some Kindle users envious.
The MatePad Paper is Huawei’s first e-reader. Obviously, there are a handful of notable differences if we dive deeper into the side-by-side comparison between these two. Unlike the Onyx Boox Note Air 2 or reMarkable 2, which only have built-in microphones, the Huawei M-Pencil pen is compatible with the device, allowing it to be used for note-taking as well as reading.
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Because of these features, the MatePad Paper does have the potential of serving as both a productivity tool and a consumer electronics gadget. The notion that it runs Huawei’s HarmonyOS operating system and includes the App Gallery pre-installed makes it feel very much like your typical Android tablet with an E Ink display.
Pixels on the MatePad Paper’s 10.3-inch E-Ink display are 1,872 by 1,404. (227 ppi). The display has a content-adaptive, smart refresh technology.
News in Singapore reported that the 2nd-gen Huawei M-Pencil, together with two replacement tips; is also included along with the e-reader, so it may also be used as a note-taking device.
A 7nm six-core ARM processor with Huawei Da Vinci Architecture NPU core as well as Mali-G57 GPU powers the Paper. It has a USB Type-C connection for charging at a rate of 22.5W. The 3,625mAh battery allows for a standby life of up to 28 days. It also has 64GB of onboard storage, 22.5W rapid charging, and 4GB of RAM.
A fingerprint sensor is incorporated into the power button of the Huawei MatePad Paper, and the backlight has 32 brightness settings.
Targeting a new audience
You can use Huawei’s own Huawei Books store, which has a library of over 2M digital books if you want to use the device as an e-reader only. Additionally, Huawei claims that the device is compatible with PDF files and other common e-reader formats, such as Mobipocket.
As a result, you may not be able to import your e-book collection from Amazon Kindle or Google Play Books into your Huawei smartphone’s App Gallery.
It runs on Huawei’s HarmonyOS 2, and the MatePad Paper is being marketed as both a productivity tool and a device for reading digital books. With regards to digital books, Many SG news outlets suggest that Huawei is promoting its Huawei Books store, which it claims has a collection of around 2 million titles.
Because the Kindle software from Amazon and the Google Play Books app from Google doesn’t yet exist in Huawei’s App Gallery, your library may be incomplete. Nevertheless, the MatePad Paper can read e-books in a variety of formats, including the popular PDF format.
Multi-document viewing, template-based note-taking for better organization, and annotations for the papers and publications you read are all available features. In addition, the ability to capture audio and correlate it to certain notes makes it much more powerful.
Pricing and release info
With all that said, the latest Singapore news for this brand new Huawei MatePad Paper is definitely worth giving a shot. The e-book reader is predicted to cost around €499 or roughly $558 because of all its bells and whistles.
While that’s more than Amazon’s Kindles, which start at roughly €90, it’s more than the Onyx Boox Note Air 2, which sells for €499 in Europe. At least Huawei included an M-Pencil and a cover also with MatePad Paper as standard.
However, Huawei hasn’t announced a launch date or regions for its first e-reader, making a US release highly doubtful. It was launched during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this year, along with a number of new Huawei gadgets.
Additionally, Huawei is introducing the MateStation X all-in-one, the MateBook X Pro 2-in-1, the MateBook E 2-in-1, the Huawei PixLab X1 laser printer, and the Sound Joy portable Bluetooth speaker.