We had reported that Huawei teased the release of the Huawei Maimang 5 flagship earlier in July. Now, the company has officially taken the wraps off the new device, giving fans yet another mid-range smartphone to choose from. However, unlike most other Huawei smartphones that have been announced this year, the Maimang 5 comes with a Snapdragon 625 processor. So, it will be one of the few mid-range options from Huawei not featuring its home grown Kirin chipset.
Going with the current trend, the Maimang 5 features a metal body with diamond cut edges and 2.5D glass up front. It’s pretty thin as well, measuring just 7.3mm in thickness and weighing 167 grams. The display is of 5.5-inches with 1080p FHD resolution. You also get a 3D fingerprint sensor located at the back of the device. The overall hardware of the new generation Maimang 5 is a big leap over the last generation model.
Under the hood, the new generation Maimang 5 comes with the Snapdragon 625 chipset clocked at 2GHz with 3GB + 32GB and 4GB + 64GB ROM versions. The phone also comes with a powerful camera at the back. It gets a 16MP Sony IMX298 sensor, the same one that’s found inside the OPPO R9 Plus with three axis OIS, dual tone flash, 6P lens, PDAF and Hybrid AF. And guess what, the rear camera can capture 4K videos at 30fps! Up front, you get an 8MP front facing shooter with f/2.0 aperture and beauty 2.0.
Up front, you get an 8MP front facing shooter with f/2.0 aperture and beauty 2.0.
The battery inside is also pretty large, measuring 3340mAh in capacity, which along with the 14nm Snapdragon 625 chip ensures battery life of about 15 hours of HD video playback, 18 hours of continuous 4G internet access and 82 hours of continuous music playback (claimed by the company).
The Maimang 5 will run on the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow with EMUI 4.1 on top. Other features of the phone include 4G+, dual SIM dual standby, and USB Type-C port.
The phone will go on sale at JD.com, Huawei mall, Lynx store and Suning for 2399 Yuan ~ $360 (3GB RAM version) and 2599 Yuan ~$389 (4GB RAM version).