Huawei launches GX8 successor in China
Unlike most smartphones from Huawei, the Maimang 5 is launching in China with a Qualcomm SoC instead of a solution from its own HiSilicon series. Based on its design and specifications, however, the device will likely have a name change to the more recognizable G9 or GX9 when it launches outside of Asian borders.
Core hardware features include:
- 5.5-inch FHD display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC
- 3 GB/4 GB RAM
- 32 GB/64 GB eMMC w/ MicroSD support
- 3340 mAh battery
- 16 MP Sony IMX298 f/2.0 rear camera w/ OIS and PDAF, dual-tone Flash, and 4K recording at 30 FPS
- 8 MP front-facing f/2.0 camera
- USB Type-C
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow ww/ EMUI 4.1 interface
- 7.3 mm thickness
The smartphone will feature a metal chassis and a rear fingerprint sensor below the camera. The retailer listing makes no mention of supported LTE bands and WLAN appears to be single-band only, but this is a device we can't imagine without 4G compatibility.
Prices start at 2400 Yuan (320 Euros) for the 3 GB RAM/32 GB eMMC version and 2600 Yuan (350 Euros) for the 4 GB RAM/64 GB eMMC version. The device is expected to launch in Europe by this September.
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