Earlier this month, Huawei launched the Maimang 6 smartphone in China. It is the first smartphone from Huawei to feature the MaxView display with 18:9 aspect ratio. The smartphone also came with four cameras – two on the front and other two on the rear. The leaks have mentioned the Maimang 6 to launch in the international markets as Mate 10 Lite. Even Honor is said to launch to a new smartphone with the same MaxView display and four cameras. Today, the company has officially launched the same Maimang 6 as Huawei Nova 2i in Malaysia.
It will be available in Graphite Black, Prestige Gold, and Aurora Blue color options. The device is priced at MYR 1,299 and will go on sale starting October 13th in Malaysia. Talking about the specifications, the Huawei Nova 2i sports a 5.9-inch IPS display that fits into a regular 5.5-inch frame. It offers Full HD+ (2160 x 1080 pixels) resolution with a pixel density of 407 PPI. The fingerprint sensor is placed on the rear of the device.
Under the hood is the 16nm Kirin 659 octa-core processor featuring 4x Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 2.36GHz and 4x Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.7GHz. The device packs 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage that can be expandable maximum up to 128GB. It runs on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box with EMUI 5.1 laid on top. On the rear is the 16MP + 2MP dual camera setup with LED flash. On the front is the 13MP + 2MP setup for capturing selfies with bokeh effect.
The camera app on this device includes moving picture mode which captures 2-second mini-movies while capturing photos. It is backed by a 3,340mAh that is rated to give up to 20 hours of talk time and lasts up to up to 550 hours on standby mode. The Nova 2i measures 156.2 x 75.2 x 7.5 mm and weighs 164 grams. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, GLONASS, A-GPS, NFC, 3.5mm audio jack, and MicroUSB 2.0 port.