Huawei’s silent announcement of the Mate 60 series has surprised everyone, as its 2023 flagship phones used a Kirin 9000s. This made everyone wonder how many Kirin chips that Huawei still has–the last time they had a Kirin-powered device was the Mate 40 Pro from 2020. To further add to the mystery, Huawei silently announced the 2024 MatePad Pro 11 in China, which is powered by an “updated” version of the Kirin 9000s found on the Mate 60 series.
A Geekbench listing revealed that the Kirin 9000s that’s on the 2024 MatePad Pro 11 has a 1/3/4 configuration that consists of a 2.49Ghz Prime core, three 2.15Ghz Performance cores, and four 1.53Ghz efficiency cores. The Geekbench score puts the Kirin 9000s at par with the Snapdragon 865–it may not be fast but expect flagship-level performance nonetheless.
Just like the Mate 60 Pro+, one of the main highlights of the 2024 MatePad Pro 11 is that it supports Beidou satellite connectivity, where it can send and receive messages. Do note that this feature is limited to China, and it remains to be seen if Huawei has plans of making it available globally. There’s no mention of 5G connectivity, so we presume that the 2024 MatePad Pro 11 is a WiFi-only tablet.
As a flagship tablet, you get an 11-inch OLED display, an aluminum frame with a 6-speaker system, and an 8300mAh battery with 66w Huawei SuperCharge. You also get support for Huawei’s third-gen M-Pencil and an optional keyboard to turn it into a productivity device with HarmonyOS 4.0 out of the box. It gets a dual-rear camera setup that consists of a 13-megapixel main and 8-megapixel ultra-wide, and a 16-megapixel selfie camera that’s housed in a punch-hole.
The 2024 MatePad Pro 11 is priced at CNY 4199(~Php 33k) for the 12GB/256GB model and CNY 4699(~Php 37k) for the 12GB/512GB model. Like the Mate 60 series, it remains to be seen if Huawei has plans to make its latest flagship tablet available outside of China.