MWC 2018: Huawei kicks off Sunday with MateBook X Pro and MediaPad M5 series, but no phones

Huawei kicked off a packed day of pre-MWC events with the announcement of a new MateBook X Pro laptop and three different sized MediaPad M5 Android tablets.

There was no phone announcement, which wasn’t a surprise given the separate event in Paris next month that will reveal the P20 and P20 Plus.

For now, the impressive MateBook X Pro Windows PC comes with a new 13.9-inch, 3K (3000×2000 pixel), full-view, touchscreen, display and a 91% screen-to-body ratio.

It looks stunning.

Inside the super slim notebook is a choice of 8th generation Intel i5 or i7 CPU and Nvidia GeForce MX150 GPU and Intel UHD Graphics 620 GPUs.

The MateBook X Pro retains the uniue one touch power/fingerprint sensor and comes with 8GB RAM, 256GB (i5) and 512GB storage (i7) and a 57.4Wh battery for up to 12 hours video playback.

The laptop also has a unique recessed 1-megapixel camera for video conferencing when there would otherwise be nowhere to fit the camera.

The MediaPad M5 range spans from an 8.4-inch model, a 10.8-inch model and another 10.8-inch Pro model with M-Pen and enhanced desktop mode (similar to the Mate 10 Pro desktop mode) with keyboard dock.

All are constructed from unibody aluminium with curved glass.

All three variants are powered by Kirin 960, with 802.11ac dual-band Wi-Fi, Cat 6 4G connectivity, quad speakers for surround sound, and 8-megapixel front and 13-megapixel rear camera.

Every model has a 2560×1600 pixel display with ClariVu enhancement and eye comfort modes and 360 degree audio with a powerful quad speaker design from the mini soundbar inside.

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