The HUAWEI MateView looks like an impressive premium display and workstation hub

Huawei's premium display checks a great many boxes for functionality and looks.

by Justin Choo

The HUAWEI MateView is Huawei’s take on a premium monitor for creators, and it pretty smart looking, for one.

The MateView features a 28.2-inch 3:2 panel with 4K+ 3840 × 2560 resolution, outlined by a tiny bezel and giving the monitor a 94 per cent screen-to-body ratio. The panel is VESA Display HDR 400 certified and supports 98 per cent of DCI-P3 and 100 per cent of the sRGB colour gamut. HUAWEI says each monitor is professionally calibrated and achieves a colour accuracy rating of ΔE <1 (Delta E < 1) in sRGB mode and ΔE <2 (Delta E < 2) in DCI-P3 mode. It also sports TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light and Flicker Free certifications.

The MateView was designed with looks in mind, sporting a magnetic back panel to keep the monitor thin and minimalist-looking, and paired with an integrated height-adjustable mount. The design is such that you can easily raise and tilt the display with just one finger.

Other goodies that HUAWEI has hidden away include a touch interface (Smart Bar), which replaces the traditional on-screen display (OSD), while the front-firing stereo speakers and dual microphones have been embedded into the stand. The microphones also support built-in noise reduction algorithms and can pick up sounds from up to four metres away.

The MateView has a fairly versatile range of ports: two USB-C ports (one is used for power though), two USB-A ports, one HDMI port, one Mini DisplayPort and one 3.5mm audio jack. It’s integrated into the stand, and rather elegantly done. The downside is that this means it’s not VESA mount-compatible. And because the MateView functions like a USB-C dock, you can connect mice and keyboards to the display and switch between devices. It comes with a 135W power unit, as you can use the other USB-C port for 65W power delivery. If you have supported Huawei devices (mobile phones, laptops, tablets) on hand, the MateView has another killer feature – you can connect them wirelessly to the monitor via the OneHop Projection feature.

Local prices aren’t finalised yet, but if you want a ballpark figure, prices in Europe start at €699.