In my opinion, this is the best compliment ever and someone addressed the iPad Pro. Media believe this tablet is an example of blatant and shameless copy, but copy or what to do without mind, or what hopeless dream of millions of people. Or both – at the same time.

Clone iPad Pro for Android

The clone is called Huawei MatePad Pro. It is not an exact copy of the smaller of the iPad Pro 18th year, but their similarity is impossible to miss. They are similar in appearance, but this is not important. It would be even interested. They are close in spirit, they belong to the class of devices which can be defined in one sentence: the same as the iPad Pro. Something similar was already 8 years ago: UltraBook (the concept of thin and light laptops, invented by the then great and prosperous Intel in 2011) was determined a similar short phrase – it’s laptops, such as MacBook Air.

Very similar, isn’t it?

Apple, apparently, still there is something in her DNA that makes her special. And it’s certainly not Steve jobs, the iPad Pro 2018 was developed without its participation, and with minimal participation of Jonathan Ive, who by that time had almost no interested in projects Apple. The start of sales of Huawei MatePad Pro in China is scheduled for 12 December. Will it available for purchase somewhere else is still unknown. It can hardly be allowed in the United States, but a threat to the sales of iPhone in China, Apple will have to do. In Russia, he will go anyway, even if someone would have thought to ban its import.

Compare MatePad Pro with iPad Pro 11

The face of any tablet is its screen. On the front surface of modern tablets, in fact, more and no. In addition to the framework, which is and MatePad Pro and iPad Pro, on the screen there is a “hole” in the upper left side of the neck in the shape of a circle for the front camera resolution is 8 MP (front camera resolution iPad Pro – 7 MP). On the type of display Pro MatePad different opinions: it is either LCD or AMOLED (active matrix organic light emitting diode) – the moment of truth is approaching soon find out. The screen resolution is 2560 x 1600 pixels, its diagonal size is 10.8 inches (27 cm), pixel density of 280 ppi. For comparison, the iPad Pro 11 2388х1668 resolution and pixel density of 265 ppi. IPad screen Pro 11 brighter 600 CD/sq m versus 540 CD/sq. m his clone. Screen MatePad Pro supports IPS and DCI-P3 (wide color gamut), but the iPad Pro, in addition to this, the screen is trained some tricks: TrueTone and ProMotion.

11-inch iPad Pro thinner (5.9 inches vs. 7.2 at MatePad), heavier by 8 grams and a little more width and depth. Both the tablet has four speakers, the Pro MatePad they are from Harman Kardon, and even the Chinese tablet is available and increasingly rare in our days, a 3.5 mm audio Jack. Batteries both Li-ion, capacity (in amp hours) 7 520 have MatePad Pro 7 812 iPad Pro. Capacity MatePad Pro in the more familiar Watt-hours unknown. Battery is irremovable. Resolution camera on the rear side MatePad Pro 1 MP higher than the iPad Pro’s 13 MP vs 12 MP. And A12X Apple iPad Pro in the clone confronts Kirin 990, a very interesting system-on-chip which we take a closer look in the next section. Operating system – 10.0.1 EMUI based on the Android 10, but without Google Play and Suite of mobile services, making the tablet less attractive outside the people’s Republic of China. RAM LPDDR4 with a clock frequency of 4 266 MHz. Due to the fact, according to the representative of Huawei that LPDDR5 still too expensive. The iPad Pro – LPDDR4X, with carefully concealed clock frequency (it’s so low?).

This did not allow himself even Xiaomi

In sale MatePad Pro four colors: gray, white, green and orange, and in three configurations, which are given as a fraction with the size of RAM in the numerator and the amount of flash memory in the denominator, both values are in Gigabytes: 6/128, and 8/256 8/512. The first two will be sold for 3 and 4 299 999 yuan (470 and 710 US dollars), the price of the top configuration of accurate information. In any case MatePad Pro is cheaper than the iPad Pro with the same amount of flash memory. To compare the amount of RAM in iOS and Android devices is incorrect. iOS uses RAM more efficiently, but some of its equivalent to any amount of memory in the device with Android on Board it is impossible to calculate. Formula no. Unlike the iPad Pro to MatePad Pro you can connect up to 256 Gigabytes of “nano-memory” that until recently would have iPad users Pro burning envy – but now to the iPad Pro you can connect external drives with almost unlimited volumes. And note the “electronic pen”, similar to the Apple Pencil 2 not only in appearance but also in behavior: it is fixed on the body of the tablet using magnets, and in this position the inductive charging is another clone?

Compare Kirin 990 with Apple A12X

System-on-chip Kirin 990 was presented at the IFA conference in September this year in Berlin. In two versions – the second Kirin 990 5G, its production will begin in the first quarter of 2020. The first option – “just 990”, which some media called Kirin 990 (4G) is already being used by Huawei in its mobile devices. This system-on-chip will be in Huawei MatePad Pro. SoC is manufactured by TSMC on the technology 7 nm FF+, and A13 Apple, but from Apple A12X this parameter is lagging behind by about a year. The new iPad Pro is expected in the spring of 2020 – it is interesting, whether there will be they Apple A13X whether this iPad Pro to support the 5G – but back to the topic. I encountered an interesting method of comparing the processors. It turns out that all sorts of different benchmarks and tests is cheating. Multiply the clock speed of cores of different types in their number, and the results folded. In this procedure, 990 Kirin is far stronger than even Apple A13, not to mention backward from Apple A12X. And the fact that all three tests show similar results – proof of deception. Two dump truck can’t be more powerful than a hundred electric scooters, because one hundred more than two.

Developing systems-on-chip brands Kirin is engaged in the small but famous worldwide company HiSilicon is owned by Huawei. This is one of the most serious opponents of the microelectronics group at Apple. And the most important element of economic independence from mainland China, almost more important than nuclear weapons. The media called Kirin 990 development Huawei is almost sin to the truth.

The Central processor Kirin 990 – 8 nuclear. 2 cores (Cortex-A76) with a clock frequency of 2.86 GHz play the role of power cores 2 cores (also Cortex-A76) with a clock speed of 2.09 GHz play the role of a powerful but cost-effective, and 4 cores (Cortex-A55) c clock frequency of 1.86 GHz – energy saving part of the octet. GPU – G76MP16 – according to the employee HiSilicon Kirin 990 represented at IFA, the world’s first 16-core graphics processor in the mobile system-on-chip. Neural processor Kirin 990 consists of a nucleus of two different types, and according to experts, is also very good.