KEY POINTS

  • The Huawei MatePad Pro 2 will come with support for M-Pencil, a teaser suggests
  • Huawei MatePad Pro 2 is the latest device to run on the company's HarmonyOS
  • The tablet is set to be unveiled alongside a new wearable in the Huawei Watch 3

Huawei is all set for a HarmonyOS announcement in a June 2 event that is expected to include the launch of other products as well. Already teased is the upcoming Watch 3, and another product set to be showcased is the Huawei MatePad Pro 2.

The teaser image for the Huawei MatePad Pro 2 is already out, and one of the things it reveals is that it will be compatible with the M-Pencil. The tablet will be the first device to run on the company’s HarmonyOS out of the box instead of EMUI 11.

The teaser comes from Weibo user @ChanganDigitalKing, who reported that the Huawei MatePad Pro 2 with M-Pencil "will be released soon." However, that is not the only feature that the upcoming tablet will offer.

Aside from the M-Pencil, the Huawei MatePad Pro 2 is expected to also come with multi-screen collaboration features, something most may have already seen from other Huawei devices on PCs running on Windows 10. This means that the tablet would be able to mirror a Huawei smartphone onto a different window on a larger tablet which would have screens measuring between 12.2 or 12.6 inches.

The Huawei MatePad Pro 2 will run on a Kirin 9000 series chipset and support Huawei’s 40W SuperCharge. The M-Pencil will also have a translucent tip with expected improvements in terms of appearance and functionality.

The Huawei MatePad Pro 2 was first spotted in March at the TENAA certification site alongside HarmonyOS. Other suggested specs at that time included 8 GB of RAM, aside from the 40 W charger included once shipped.

The Huawei MatePad Pro 2 is not the only device coming out with HarmonyOS. The Watch 3 will also bank on this, together with a renewed user interface. The Huawei wearable will also have support for third-party apps and be usable for contactless payments. Other than this, there may be a cellular variant of the device that would come with e-SIM support, reports said.

An internal memo suggests Huawei will mount an all-out push in the software sector An internal memo suggests Huawei will mount an all-out push in the software sector Photo: AFP / GREG BAKER