Sometimes Chinese smartphone companies launch a new handset in its native country under one name, and then make it available to the rest of the world under another branding. That appears to be the case with the newly announced Huawei Maimang 6. The phone will go on sale in China first, but is likely to be sold under the Mate 10 Lite brand outside the country later this fall.
The Huawei Maimang 6 has a large 5.9-inch 1,080 x 2,160 display with a 18:9 aspect ratio. It also has Huawei’s in-house octa-core Kirin 659 processor inside running at at 2.36 GHz, along with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage, plus a 3,340 mAh battery. The phone has 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 back of the phone and it will be launched with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, along with Huawei’s own EMUI 5.1 skin.
The Huawei Maimang 6 will come in Obsidian Black, Streamer Gold and Aurora Blue colors. 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 announce 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.
What do you think about the specs and price for the Huawei Maimang 6, which may turn into the Mate 10 Lite? Let us know what you think in the comments!