Huawei si currently the third largest smartphone manufacturer in the world, it has been that way for a while now. Huawei is enjoying quite a successful year thus far, and the same can be said for 2015 as well. The company had introduced a couple of really compelling devices in 2016, and we do expect them to release a number of devices before the year ends, including the Mate 9 flagship phablet. That being said, Huawei had confirmed at the beginning of this month that their unexpected ‘Maimang 5’ smartphone is coming, and the phone has just landed, read on.
The Huawei Maimang 5 is a metal-clad smartphone which sports rounded edges, and a rather familiar design for a Huawei-branded handset. This is a mid-range smartphone which sports a 5.5-inch fullHD (1920 x 1080) display with a 2.5D curved glass on top of it. The phone comes in both 3GB and 4GB RAM flavors, and those two variants ship with 32GB and 64GB of internal storage, respectively. The phone is fueled by the Snapdragon 625 SoC by Qualcomm, and a rather big 3,340mAh battery is included in this package as well. The 16-megapixel three axis OIS camera (Sony’s IMX298 sensor, 6P lens, PDAF, Hybrid AF) is placed on the back of the Huawei Maimang 5, and an 8-megapixel shooter (f/2.0 aperture) can be found up front. Android 6.0 Marshmallow comes out of the box here, and on top of it, you’ll be able to find Huawei’s custom UI called Emotion UI (EMUI) 4.1. This phone comes with a Type-C USB on the bottom, and that port if flanked by the loudspeaker. You do get 4G LTE connectivity here, and there are also two SIM card slots included on the inside of this phone.
The Huawei Maimang 5 has been announced in China and chances are it will stay there. It is somewhat unlikely to expect Huawei to release this handset elsewhere, unless they decide to alter its name, of course. Anyhow, the phone will be available for purchase on JD.com, Huawei Mall, Lynx Store and Suning for 2,399 Yuan ($360) and 2,599 Yuan ($389) for 3GB and 4GB RAM models, respectively. That is more or less it, we'll report back if any additional info surfaces.