In September 2018, Huawei launched the mid-range Maimang 7 smartphone with dual front and rear cameras. Today, the company has officially announced the Maimang 8 as the successor to Maimang 7 in China. The all-new Maimang 8 comes with a better display and improved cameras. It is actually the same Huawei P Smart+ 2019 which was already launched in Europe. The rear of the device looks similar to the Huawei P20 Pro with 2+1 triple camera setup. It sports a 3D curved glass body with a mirror finish.
On the front, the Maimang 8 sports a 6.21-inch IPS display with Full HD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels) resolution and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood, the company is still using the same old 12nm Kirin 710 octa-core processor clocked at 2.2GHz. It comes coupled with Mali G51 GPU and supports GPU Turbo 2.0 for the enhanced gaming experience. The device is packed with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. There is also a MicroSD card slot for further expanding the storage up to 512GB.
It runs on Android 9.0 Pie based EMUI 9.0 out of the box. Huawei also mentioned to soon update the device to EMUI 9.1. Talking about the cameras, the triple camera on the rear features a 24MP primary camera, a 16MP ultra-wide-angle camera, and a 2MP depth camera. For selfies, the Maimang 8 sports an 8MP front-facing camera. The camera app includes features with auto scene detection, AI night mode, and 480 fps slow motion video. It is backed by a 3,400mAh non-removable battery and there is no fast charging support.
Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, 3.5mm audio jack, and a MicroUSB 2.0 port. The device measures 155.2 x 73.4 x 7.95 mm and weighs 160 grams. There is also a circular fingerprint scanner on the rear of the device. It comes in Black and Green color options. The Huawei Maimang 8 with 6GB RAM and 128GB of onboard storage is priced at CNY 1899 (approx USD 275 / INR 19,000). It is currently available for pre-order and will go on sale starting June 12th in China. Stay tuned on Phone Radar for more details!