A Look Into Huawei Maimang 5

Chinese manufacturer Huawei has launched a slew of smartphones recently. It started with the company’s flagship device P9 and P9 Plus, followed by P9 Lite. Now the company has recently launched Maimang 5. The device is touted to be the successor of its last year’s hit phone, Maimang 4. Let us have a look at the features of the company’s latest offering.

Design and Camera 

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The device is an all-metal smartphone with curved edges which is designed similar to many other smartphones in the market. The metal finish provides a premium look to the device. The screen size is 5.5 inch which is quite common too. It is an IPS display with full HD capabilities and pixel density of 401 ppi with a 2.5D curved glass over the display. The Type-C USB port is at the bottom and the 3.5 mm audio jack is at the top. There are no navigational buttons on the device which increases the screen to body ratio of the device. The fingerprint sensor is at the back below rear camera and apart from unlocking the device, it is also capable of authorizing Huawei Pay. The volume control and power buttons are on the right and the hybrid SIM slot is on the left. You have 16 MP rear camera with OIS and PDAF capabilities and can record 4k videos at 30 fps. The front camera is an 8 MP sensor and has several beauty filters for better selfies.

Specifications

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In terms of specifications under the hood, the device comes equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 octa-core chipset clocked at 2.0 GHz. You have two variants of Maimang 5 when it comes to memory. The 3GB RAM version comes with 32 GB of internal storage, whereas the 4GB RAM version comes with 64 GB internal memory. You also have external memory MicroSD slot in-case the internal memory is not sufficient and you can expand it up to 128 GB. However, it is a hybrid SIM card slot and you will either be able to use a memory card or a second SIM card. The device runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box with EMUI 4.1 on top of it. The battery capacity on the device is 3340 mAh and the company claims it will last for 22 hours on talk time and 800 hours on standby. The device is 4G LTE enabled along with Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity and comes with a Type-C USB port.

The 3 GB version comes in Champagne Gold and Moonlight Silver color options and it is priced at 2399 Yuan (approx. 24000 INR) and the 4 GB version is available in Champagne Gold and Rose Gold and sells at 2599 Yuan (approx. 26000 INR). The device is expected to be made available in international markets very soon as Huawei G9. At this price point, it will be competing against likes of Mi5 and OnePlus 3 in India and it will be interesting to see how it fares against them.

Picture courtesy – phoneradar.com and fonearena.com

 


by techtalks @TechTalks August 17, 2016 6:28 AM UTC

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Mobile Upgrades: Killing The Product Before Its Time?

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