Huawei has just officially unveiled their new midranger onto the Asian market – the Maimang 6. The device comes with a screen that we have not yet seen before on a Huawei device.
The device is made out of aluminium all around featuring no IP certificate whatsoever. The dimensions are 156.2 × 75.2 × 7.5mm and it weights 164 grams.
The Maimang 6 comes with Huawei’s own Kirin 659 chipset coupled by 4GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable storage.
The display is a large 5.9″ (2160 x 1080) FHD 2.5D curved glass display. It’s also one of the first Huawei made device to come with 18:9 aspect ratio, we are happy to see Huawei bringing the new display technology to budget friendly devices.
We aren’t yet aware if the device has FM radio or NFC, but it certainly has a 3.5mm headphone jack port.
The dual shooters on the back will likely not be flagship worthy, but great enough to post them on social media. The main rear shooter is 16MP while the secondary is 2MP.
The selfie shooters feature a similar setup with 13MP for the main and 2MP for the secondary camera.
The device comes with EMUI 5.1 and Android 7.0 Nougat – which by any means isn’t the latest OS, we certainly hope that it will get upgraded to Android 8.0 Oreo.
The device will be sold in China only for CNY 2399 (~$365) in Obsidian Black, Streamer Gold and Aurora Blue colour options. The Maimang 6 will likely be sold as ‘Huawei Mate 10 Lite’ alongside the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro devices which are set to be revealed at the end of October.
Pre-orders have started today in China and it will be available in stores from 30 September.