Huawei MatePad 11 2023 Malaysia: Same as original, RM200 cheaper 2023

The Huawei MatePad 11 2023, which was unveiled alongside the new P60 series in China a few weeks ago, has been released in Malaysia. This midrange tablet replaces its two-year-old predecessor, but it’s essentially the same device despite a price reduction.

Huawei MatePad 11 2023 price and availability in Malaysia

Only one configuration of the MatePad 11 2023 is available, with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage for RM1,799. This makes it RM200 less expensive than the 2021 model, which is not surprising considering how similar it is to the outgoing model.

Pre-orders are available from now until April 14 and will include gifts worth over RM800, including a Huawei M-Pencil stylus worth RM499, three months of VIP access to WeTV worth RM44.90, a Baijia meal delivery voucher worth RM55, and another voucher for a detachable keyboard worth RM220 (the keyboard itself costs RM499). The MatePad 11 is available for online purchase through the Huawei eStore, Shopee, and Lazada.

Huawei MatePad 11 2023 characteristics and specifications

With the exception of a larger “cosmic star ring” camera protrusion on the rear, the MatePad 11 2023 and 2021 are identical. This incorporates the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor and the 11-inch IPS LCD display with the same name. This display has a resolution of 2,560 by 1,600 pixels (resulting in a pixel density of 275ppi) and an adaptive refresh rate of 120Hz.

The cameras remain the same, with a 13MP rear camera with f/1.8 aperture and autofocus, and an 8MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture. Huawei claims that the device’s 7,250mAh battery provides 12 hours of video playback and supports up to 22W of rapid charging.

The MatePad 11 2023 lacks cellular capabilities but is equipped with WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, and four speakers. It also supports a second-generation Huawei M-Pencil with latency as low as 2ms and can transmit a specific color sampled from the screen to a compatible Huawei phone. It appears, however, that the company has removed the MicroSD card port from the older tablet, leaving you with only 128GB of storage space.

The advantage of the most recent model is that it operates on HarmonyOS 3.1 as opposed to HarmonyOS 2 on the 2021 model, although the tablet does not include Google Mobile Services as usual (GMS). With “PC-level” WPS Office software, a clone of the Microsoft Office suite, and SuperHub file sharing with compatible PCs and phones, Huawei is making it simpler to work on the device.