Huawei has officially launched a new smartphone in China called Maimang 6, which is expected to launch in international markets as Huawei Mate 10 Lite. The handset is now available for pre-order in China for around $365 which will be offered in Obsidian Black, Streamer Gold and Aurora Blue color options. The device is excepted arrive in store shelves on September 30.
Interestingly, the device sports an 18:9 ‘FullView’ display as well as a quad-camera system. The handset features two cameras on the front along with two cameras on the back (16MP+2MP) along with two cameras on the front (13MP+2MP).
Another highlight of Huawei Maimang is its 5.9-inch display with a 2160×1080 pixel resolution with an aspect ratio of 18:9. Now, this makes Huawei’s foray in the world of FullView displays similar to the likes of the LG G6 and LG V30. That being said, it’s still not a bezel-less phone as they’re clearly visible on the top and bottom of the handset, along with some bezels on the side.
Coming to the specifications, the handset gets powered by Huawei’s in-house Kirin 659 processor bundled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable storage. While juicing up the handset is a 3340mAh removable battery. As far as OS goes, the handset runs Android 7.0 with Huawei’s EMUI 5.1 custom Android skin.
Other key features on the handset include hybrid dual-SIM support, 4G with VoLTE, NFC, Bluetooth 4.2 as well as GPS and GLONASS.
If the Maimang 6 is indeed the Huawei Mate 10 Lite, the handset’s international variant is expected to go official as the Huawei Mate 10 Lite next month, though specs may vary for other international markets.