(Pocket-lint) - Huawei has taken the wraps off one of its latest devices in that most Huawei of ways - through Weibo, in frighteningly low-resolution. The MatePad Pro is its newest tablet, and looks to be set up as a rival to Apple's iPad Pro.
There have been rumours, and indeed leaked images, of the MatePad Pro around for a few weeks now, but Huawei's fleshed out the details significantly in a lengthy post about the forthcoming tablet.
The internals of the device aren't actually drastically new. It's running Huawei's limited version of Android 10, powered by the same curren-generation Kirin 990 chipset that Huawei's been using in other devices recently, including this year's Mate 30 Pro smartphone, but in other areas is a bit customisable.
It can be configured with 6GB or 8GB of RAM, and a hard drive of either 128GB or 256GB, with pricing obviously a factor in this as well, and can have Wi-Fi as well as LTE connectivity, again according to the version bought.
The design, meanwhile, is staunchly similar to the iPad Pro, with a rounded metallic body and thin, uniform bezel. There's a small camera cutout in one corner of the screen, housing an 8MP selfie camera. The display housed in that body is AMOLED, 10.8 inches in size and with a resolution of 2560 x 1600. That also means that for now Huawei isn't competing on all sizes of "pro" tablet.
The tablet comes in four colours, as you can see above - white, black, green and orange.
Unlike Apple's less generous approach with the iPad Pro, the MatePad Pro will also ship with an included M-Pen, a re-named version of Huawei's M-Pencil, to help with tasks like drawing and navigation.
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For now, as is typical for Huawei, the announcement is limited to China, where the MatePad Pro will go on sale on 12 December, with prices starting at CNY 3,299 ($470/£364).