Sometimes Chinese smartphones are being launched in its country under one name, and it is available to global markets under another name. That might be the case with the recently unveiled Huawei Maimang 6. The phone will be put on sale in China first, but it might be sold as the Mate 10 Lite globally later this fall.
The Huawei Maimang 6 sports a massive 5.9-inch 1,080 x 2,160 with an 18:9 aspect ratio. It includes Huawei’s in-house octa-core Kirin 659 processor inside running at 2.36 GHz, along with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage, plus a 3,340 mAh battery. The device also sports four cameras. The rear contains a 16 MP main sensor and a 2 MP secondary sensor, while the front has a 13 MP camera and another 2 MP secondary sensor. A fingerprint sensor is placed on the rear of the device and it will be released with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, along with Huawei’s own EMUI 5.1 skin.
The Huawei Maimang 6 will be available in Obsidian Black, Streamer Gold and Aurora Blue colour options. Pre-orders began in China today for the phone, which is priced at 2399 yuan, or about $364. The phone will officially go on sale in China on September 30. Huawei is expected to officially introduce the Mate 10 series to the rest of the world at a press event in Munich on October 16. The rebranded Mate 10 Lite is likely to go on sale in Europe sometime in November.