Huawei, under its Chinese Maimang series, recently launched a midrange smartphone under the moniker Maimang 8. The phone has been launched for its Chinese consumer base and might see an international launch under a different name.
The ongoing feud with the US government hasn’t stopped Huawei from launching new models, which is good news. However, we have seen a definite decline in the number of phones being launched by the phone maker.
Maimang 8 is identical to Huawei P Smart+ 2019 and features good specifications at a reasonable price.
Design and Display
Looks wise, Maimang 8 features a generic Huawei finish with rounded corners, a glossy back, triple sensor rear camera vertically set up on the left and a fingerprint sensor housed towards the center. The phone will be launched in two colors: midnight black and sapphire blue.
Moving to the display, Maimang 8 has a 6.21-inch IPS LCD display with 1080p resolution and 415 ppi pixel density. The display has small bezels with a waterdrop notch for the selfie camera.
Internal and Storage
The phone is powered by a HiSilicon Kirin 710 chipset topped with an ARM Mali-G51 MP4 GPU. It features 6 GB RAM accompanied by 64 gigs of built-in storage.
Software-wise, the phone comes with Android 9.0 Pie with EMUI 9.
At the back, Maimang 8 features a triple sensor camera with 24 MP main sensor, 16 MP ultra-wide sensor, and a 2 MP depth sensor.
Towards the front, it has a modest single sensor 8 MP shooter housed in the waterdrop notch.
Battery and Pricing
Maimang 8 comes with a 3400 mAh battery with a MicroUSB charging port, no support for fast charging. It is scheduled for release on 12th of June at a price tag of $274.
Huawei Maimang 8 Specifications
- CPU: Octa-core 4x 2.2 GHz ARM Cortex-A73 4x 1.7 GHz ARM Cortex-A53
- GPU: ARM Mali-G51 MP4
- Chipset: HiSilicon Kirin 710
- OS: Android 9.0 (Pie); EMUI 9
- Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE;
- IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 6.21 inches, 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution, 415 ppi
- RAM: 6 GB
- Internal: 64 GB
- Card slot: yes, up to 512 GB
- Primary: Triple: 24 MP + 16 MP + 2 MP
- Secondary: 8 MP
- Connectivity: LTE, MicroUSB 2.0, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, headphone jack
- Fingerprint scanner: Yes (rear-mounted)
- Battery: 3400 mAh
- Price: $274