Putting the speculations regarding its new smartphone to a halt, Huawei announced the Maimang 6. The phone will succeed the older Maimang 5 in China. Having said that, the Maimang branded smartphones aren’t made available globally and hence this smartphone could be branded as the Huawei Mate 10 Lite in rest of the world.
The phone offers a metal unibody design with rounded corners. A dual-lens camera and a fingerprint sensor are placed at the back. The front is dominated by a 6-inch Full HD+ 2.5D curved display which adds spice to the otherwise subtle design language of the phone. The phone has very slim bezels, which keeps its footprint in check. The Maimang 6 is also quite thin at 7.5 mm. The phone is powered by its Huawei’s home-grown octa-core Hi-Silicon Kirin 659 SoC, which is clocked at 2.36 GHz coupled with the Mali T830-MP2 GPU. It is a mid-tier chipset and that competes with the likes of Snapdragon 625/630 and Mediatek’s Helio P20. It comes with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB of internal memory which can be expanded further via the microSD card slot.
Photography needs are taken care of by the dual-lens camera setup holding the 16 MP and 2 MP sensors to provide crisp bokeh effect. There is also a 13 MP selfie shooter with a 2 MP secondary depth sensor to please the selfie aficionados.
The Huawei Maimang 6 is a hybrid slot that lets you add more storage or a secondary SIM. Some other key features include 4G VoLTE support, Bluetooth v4.2, and NFC. The phone will run Android Nougat out-of-the-box. It packs in a 3340 mAh battery to keep the device powered. Priced at CNY 2399 in China, expect prices to be in the region of Rs 25,000 in India.