Huawei has officially announced its new phone, the Maimang 6 in China. The handset replaces last year’s Maimang 5, with the main addition being dual rear-facing cameras and a larger display with an 18:9 aspect. We’ve seen several phones offer dual cameras at the back, but the phone also has two cameras up front.
Maimang 5 internationally debuted as the Huawei G9 Plus; and the Maimang 6 will be launched as the Huawei Mate 10 Lite or the G10 in markets outside China. Now let’s dive in to see what the Huawei Maiming 6 has to offer:
The Huawei Maimang 6 sports a metal unibody design, but it now comes with a massive bezel-less display up front. The screen is of 5.9-inches with an 18:9 aspect ratio and a 1080 x 2160 Full HD+ resolution. Underneath, the smartphone gets the strength of the octa-core Kirin 659 chipset packing 4GB of RAM and 64GB onboard storage. On the software front, it runs Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box with EMUI 5.1. It also has a rear-facing fingerprint sensor.The Huawei Maimang 6 offers a 16MP + 2MP rear-facing shooters with portrait mode and other camera features. Interestingly enough, there are two cameras at the front, consisting of 13MP + 2MP sensors. Connectivity wise, you do get Dual SIM support along with 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth and a 3.5mm audio jack. There is a 3340mAh battery with an intelligent power saving 5.0 mode which can last up to full day, claims Huawei.The smartphone comes in obsidian black, streamer gold and aurora blue colour option, and the device will retail for CNY 2399 (Rs.23, 594). The device will up for pre-order starting today which will go on sale in China on September 28 from Vmall, Tmall, JD.com and the Huawei stores. No details about the global rollout yet.
Huawei will be looking to continue its pace in the mid-range segment, and the Miamang 6 looks like the ideal device to do that.