Huawei Maimang 9, the successor to the 2019-launched Maimang 8, was made official in China today. The smartphone comes with a massive 6.8-inches display, 3D curved back, triple sensor rear camera setup, and aggressive pricing.
As compared to its predecessor, Maimang 9 is a jump in the right direction, both design-wise and internally.
Unlike its predecessor that came with a typical mid-range smartphone aesthetic, the Maimang 9 features an ergonomically designed 3D curved back with a matte finish and dual-tone gradient paint job.
On the front, it comes with a huge 6.8-inch LCD panel with 1080 x 2400 pixels resolution, 376 PPI pixel density, 20.5:9 aspect ratio, and 90.3 percent screen to body ratio.
The fingerprint sensor is mounted on the side.
Internals and Storage
Huawei Maimang 9 is driven by the MediaTek Dimensity 800 5G chipset topped with 6 GB or 8 GB RAM and 128 GB onboard expandable storage.
The software front is handled by EMUI 10.1 based Android 10 OS.
As mentioned, the smartphone features a triple sensor rear camera set up with a 64 MP primary lens accompanied by an 8 MP lens with 120-degree FOV and a 2 MP depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture. For comparison, the Maimang 8 came with a 24 MP main sensor.
For selfies, it is equipped with a 16 MP snapper housed within the punch-hole inside the display.
Battery and Pricing
Huawei Maimang 9 packs a 4,300mAh battery with support for 22.5W fast charging.
It is currently available for sale in China with 6 GB RAM + 128 GB variant costing $314 and 8 GB RAM + 128 GB storage model retailing at $343.
Huawei Maimang 9 Specifications
CPU: Octa-core (4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPU: Arm Mali-G57 MC4
Chipset: MediaTek MT6873V Dimensity 800 5G (7 nm)
OS: Android 10.0, Magic UI 3.1
Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE, 5G;
LCD capacitive touchscreen, 6.8 inches, 1080 x 2400 pixels resolution, 20.5:9 aspect ratio
RAM: 6 GB, 8 GB
Internal: 128 GB
Primary: 64 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP
Secondary: 16 MP
Connectivity: LTE, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C, 3.5 mm headphone jack
Fingerprint scanner: Yes (Side-mounted)
Battery: 4300 mAh