Huawei has officially launched the MatePad T8 in India. The tablet was first announced in May for the global market. Later in July, the company teased the impending launch of the tablet in India.
The MatePad T8 is offered in a single Deepsea Blue color and comes in Wi-Fi and LTE versions priced at Rs9,999 ($135) and INR10,999 ($150), respectively. The LTE model will be available for INR1,000 ($13) less during the pre-order phase on Flipkart, which begins on September 8, 2020, and ends on September 14, 2020. The slate will be available on open sale from September 15.
The Huawei MatePad T8 features an 8-inch LCD panel with 4.9mm left and right bezels. It also packs a screen resolution of 800 x 1200 pixels resolution, 80% screen-to-body ratio and 189ppi pixel density. The tablet also comes with an all metal-body.
Talking of the processor, the slate is powered by a MediaTek MT8768 chipset that includes four cores of Cortex-A53 CPU ticking at 2.0GHz and another four cores of Cortex-A53 CPU at 1.5GHz. The SoC includes IMG G38320 650 graphics.
The octa-core processor is paired with 2 GB of RAM and there are 16 GB and 32GB storage options expandable via microSD. The MatePad T8 is preinstalled with Android 10 OS with an overlay of Huawei’s EMUI 10.1 custom skin. The tablet lacks Google apps and services. Instead, Huawei provides its own AppGallery on the device. The table comes with educational content for children. Parental control mode and eye-comfort mode are also available on the MatePad T8.
The tablet gets its juice from a 5,100mAh batterywhich can deliver up to 12 hours of video playback. There is a 2-megapixel camera with f/2.4 aperture at the front while at the back, it sports a 5-megapixelcamera. It comes with support for Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, microUSB 2.0, USB OTG and 3.5mm audio jack. There is also LTE support on some models.
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