[Exclusive] Huawei Maimang 8 to Launch in China as Rebranded Huawei P Smart+ 2019


Huawei may be going through a challenging phase right now but it appears the company isn’t planning to slow down just yet. While Honor introduced the Honor 20 series last month, Huawei is now planning to launch the Maimang 8 smartphone in China on June 5. Ahead of the launch event in Huawei’s home country, we have obtained press renders of the upcoming smartphone.

Huawei Maimang 8 Will be a Rebranded P Smart+ (2019) for China

As can be seen in the renders above, the Maimang 8 will actually be a rebranded P Smart+ (2019) variant for the Chinese market. The smartphone is expected to be available in Green and Black color options at launch.

In terms of hardware specifications, the Huawei Maimang 8 will come equipped with a 6.21-inch IPS LCD display panel featuring 1080 x 2340 pixels Full HD+ resolution and a tall 19.5:9 aspect ratio. It will have a 12nm HiSilicon Kirin 710 octa-core processor inside, clocked at up to 2.2 GHz. In the memory department, however, the Maimang 8 will be very different from the P Smart+ (2019). While the P Smart+ (2019) is available in a single variant with 3GB RAM + 64GB storage, the Maimang 8 will pack 6GB of RAM along with 128GB of onboard storage. Thanks to a microSD card slot, users will be able to expand the storage by up to 512GB.

At the rear, Huawei Maimang 8 will have a triple-camera setup featuring a 24MP primary sensor, 16MP ultra-wide angle snapper, and a 2MP depth sensor. In additon to the triple cameras, the back of the phone will also have a circular fingerprint sensor and the Huawei logo on it. The handset will likely have an 8MP snapper on the front for selfies and video calls. Keeping the lights on will be a 3400mAh capacity non-removable battery with 10W wired charging. Like other recent smartphones launched by Huawei, the Maimang 8 will have the company’s latest EMUI 9 running on top of Android Pie.