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Huawei MatePad T8 with 8-inch display launched in India: Price and features

The MatePad T8 brings with itself an 8-inch screen for media consumption and comes in a single colour variant.

twitter-logoIndia Today Tech | September 9, 2020 | Updated 12:38 IST
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Highlights

  • Huawei has launched the MatePad T8 in India.
  • The MatePad T8 comes with an 8-inch display.
  • The tablet is a budget offering from Huawei for first time tablet buyers.

Huawei has launched its latest offering in India, the MatePad T8 tablet. The device is being positioned as an entry-level tablet for first time buyers, students and teachers for use during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

The MatePad T8 brings with itself an 8-inch screen for media consumption and comes in a single colour variant. As it is an affordable tablet, the MatePad T8 does make a few concessions, as it comes with a modest spec sheet and big bezels on all the sides of the display. It is backed by a 5100 mAh battery which Huawei claims can power the device for up to 12 hours of video playback and web browsing. Underneath, it is powered by an Octa-core chipset with 2 GB RAM +32GB memory.

For software, the device comes with EMUI10 which brings features like enhanced dark mode. Huawei claims the device will be available in LTE and WiFi version for consumers in India at a starting price of Rs 10,999 making MatePad T8 one of the most affordable tablets with an Octa-Core processor in India.

Additionally, during the pre-order phase, the LTE version is also available at a discounted price of Rs 9999. The pre-order phase starts from today, September 8, 2020, and will go on to September 14, 2020. Furthermore, Huawei is coming up with exciting deals and bank offers on the device. The product will be available on Flipkart India from September 15, 2020, onwards.

Speaking at the launch, Rishi Kishor Gupta, Vice President, Huawei CBG India said, "Huawei is a brand which constantly focuses on democratising the best of technology making them accessible to masses while creating a level playing field specially in the competitive world. With the launch of the Huawei MatePad T8, the users can expect to work extensively with device for entertainment, education or otherwise. The tablet is also packed with unique features such as the 'facial unlock', a rapid response speed helping users to switch between apps with ease, and the dark mode feature, which makes reading texts easy on the eyes. Kids will be able to enjoy the feature friendly device settings with pre-installed apps and virtual playgrounds. The posture alert which is unique to the device will protect kids' eyes no matter what position they are in lying in bed or standing and playing on the device."

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