Huawei recently launched a new smartphone in China dubbed the Huawei Maimang 6. Aside from its tall and narrow 18:9 display, the Maimang 6’s headline feature is definitely its four cameras: two on the back, and another two on the front. Chances are, this phone could be coming to Malaysia as the Nova 2i.
What makes the Maimang 6 particularly interesting is the fact that it is Huawei’s very first smartphone with an 18:9 display. Featuring a 5.9-inch 2160 x 1080 display, the Maimang 6 comes with minimal bezels too, which gives it a modern-looking design.
And then we have the four different cameras of the Maimang 6. On the back, there’s a 16MP camera paired with a 2MP shooter; the secondary shooter is said to provide depth information. The front-facing cameras, on the other hand, consist of a 13MP shooter and another 2MP sensor.
Other specifications of the Maimang 6 are decidedly mid-range. These include Huawei’s very own HiSilicon Kirin 659 octa-core processor paired with 4GB of RAM, 64GB of expandable storage, a 3,340mAh battery, as well as EMUI 5.1 based on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. It also has a rear fingerprint sensor and an all-metal body.
The Huawei Maimang 6 will start shipping in China from 30 September onwards; it retails at 2,399 Chinese yuan (about RM1,520). Interestingly, the Maimang 6 is said to be unveiled globally as the Huawei Mate 10 Lite next month, but we suspect it’ll be introduced in Malaysia as the Nova 2i tomorrow. After all, both smartphones come with four cameras.