With most devices, whether they be smartphones or computers, the mantra over the past few years has been “smaller is better”. When it comes to laptops, this has been especially prevalent, as is seen in the increasing number of brands that are opting for a sleeker, lighter and slimmer look.
However, these new and improved designs do not come cheap, leaving many users with no other option but to stick with their large, bulky laptops, which are not very portable-friendly. For those working in fast-paced industries, things can change at the drop of a hat, so having access to a reliable work device wherever and whenever you are is imperative.
To cater for those moments when you’re out at a coffee shop, and suddenly need to update a presentation for your boss, Huawei has recently released a new budget-friendly tablet to its line-up, the HUAWEI MatePad T 8 tablet. The device flaunts an 8-inch HD screen for displaying sharp details and vibrant colours. This tablet is the perfect companion for those who don’t have access to their computers when they’re away from their home or the office, as it boasts a portable, compact design with an unrivalled performance packed inside.
Long battery, storage and connectivity
To truly illustrate its affordable value for the nomadic worker, the HUAWEI MatePad T 8 tablet is powered by a large 5100mAh (typical value) battery that can browse webpages for up to 12 hours and can also be used for up to three days on a single charge. Meanwhile, it is available in LTE and Wi-Fi variants – both feature standard connectivity configurations including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0 and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The device is also equipped with a 5MP rear camera and a 2MP front-facing camera for users to capture photos and host those spontaneous video calls. This makes the tablet an ideal portable companion, with features as versatile as your work needs.
In an age of remote work and COVID-19, you’ll know that one-hour video calls with clients or three-hour hour conference calls with management are become quite common. In this regard, the HUAWEI MatePad T 8 tablet is the best option to get you through those tediously long sessions, thanks to its super lightweight nature and ergonomic design. This design blends the edge into a curve, creating an easy-to-carry frame. This means that no matter where you are, the HUAWEI MatePad T 8 tablet allows you to take advantage of the vivid 8-inch display. Having an ergonomic design means that users can easily hold the tablet and keep track of a live presentation, while using their other hand to jot down any feedback and comments.
Octa-core processor delivering high performance
The powerful processor on the HUAWEI MatePad T 8 tablet is composed of four high performance cores, which translates to a good balance of performance and power efficiency. These significantly increase the tablet’s processing speeds while consuming less power. These cores work together to enable on-the-go workers to run multiple applications efficiently, at the same time.
Intuitive experience by EMU10
The new HUAWEI MatePad T 8 tablet runs on the latest version of EMUI – EMUI10. Firstly, EMUI10 has a refreshing UI design that uses a magazine-like layout for a better reading experience, making those long research documents and reports that much easier to read. Secondly, the tablet features a dark mode, which offers additional care for users’ eyes after consistent hours of screen time.
Usually only high-end tablets provide facial recognition for unlocking, so you might be thrilled to know that the HUAWEI MatePad T supports Facial Unlock. Every time the user holds the tablet to eye level, the sensor instantly reads his or her face and unlocks the system. This is especially handy when you are chilling on the sofa and holding a drink in one hand, while the other holds a tablet.
The HUAWEI MatePad T 8 tablet is also pre-installed with HUAWEI AppGallery where users can download a wide range of apps and Huawei’s self-developed apps, such as HUAWEI Video, to offer a rich content experience for everyone.
Price & Availability
Available for only R2,999 in an alluring Deepsea Blue with a free MatePad case cover, the HUAWEI MatePad T 8 tablet can be purchased from: