The Huawei Maimang 5 may not be the easiest product name to remember now, but in a few months it may be packing quite a different, and more marketable moniker – the G9. Yes, Huawei’s newest phone release may just be the follow-up to their surprisingly decent mid-range device, considering that its predecessor, the Maimang 4, was later released in Western markets with the G8 name.
Huawei Maimang 5 (G9) specs
- 2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor
- 3GB/4GB of RAM
- 5.5-inch full HD IPS display, 1920 x 1080 resolution
- 32GB/64GB of expandable storage
- 16-megapixel rear camera with OIS, PDAF, LED flash, 4K recording
- 8-megapixel front camera
- Dual SIM
- 3G, LTE
- WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS, Fingerprint scanner
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow
- 3,340mAh battery
Anyway, the new phone packs a 5.5-inch full HD IPS display and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor running at 2GHz, along with either 3GB or 4GB of RAM and either 32GB or 64GB of expandable storage. The phone packs Android Marshmallow out of the gate, layered with the company’s EMUI 4.1 overlay. Just like its predecessor, it’ll come sporting a full metal body as well as a fingerprint scanner and will be available in three colors.
The phone is set to retail in China for RMB 2,599 or around 18.2K for the 4GB/64GB version, available starting July 21 in China.