Sep 22nd, 2017

Earlier this week news of a new Huawei smartphone hit the ground running after leaked images of an alleged Huawei Mate 10 Lite popped up online. Accompanying the leaked photos were some interesting hardware details, most notably the phone’s 4 — count them — 4 cameras.

It sounds excessive, but they’re basically using the same dual camera setup you find on the back of most devices these days, along with a similar setup on the front probably used to achieve a portrait like, shallow depth of field effect. After leaking in photos — and video — that phone is now being made official in China, where it’s launching under the name Huawei Maimang 6.

The Maimang 6 — which will likely launch outside of China as the Mate 10 Lite — comes equipped with dual 16MP/2MP cameras on rear, and a 13MP/2MP on the front of the device. The phone’s display will have an 18:9 aspect ratio and inside there’s 4GB of RAM, a 3,340mAh battery, and it’ll come running Android 7.0 Nougat + EMUI 5.1. Here’s the full spec sheet for those interested:

Huawei Maimang 6 specs

  • 5.9-inch (2160 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 2.5D curved glass display
  • Octa-Core Kirin 659 processor (4 xA53 at 2.36GHz + 4 x A53 at 1.7GHz) with MaliT830-MP2 GPU
  • 4GB RAM, 64GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
  • Android 7.0 (Nougat) with EMUI 5.1
  • Hybrid Dual SIM (nano+nano/microSD)
  • 16MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, secondary 2MP camera
  • 13MP front-facing camera with soft LED flash, secondary 2MP camera
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Dimensions: 156.2 × 75.2 × 7.5mm; Weight: 164g
  • 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS / Glonass, NFC
  • 3340mAh battery (typical) / 3240mAh (minimum) battery

Pre-orders for the Maimang 6 kick off today, with the phone officially launching on September 30th for 2399 yuan (around $365). The Maimang 6 will come in black, gold, and blue color options. Expect the phone to launch globally later this year as the Huawei Mate 10 Lite, alongside the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro.

Weibo | via Fone Arena

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