Huawei has announced in China a new smartphone that we already knew something about, and that now becomes official. We talk about the Huawei Maimang 8, the successor of what in Europe was the Huawei Mate 20 Lite. Could this be the Chinese version of the Huawei Mate 30 Lite?
- Processor: Kirin 710 eight-core (up to 2.2 GHz).
- RAM: 6 GB
- Internal: 128 GB
- MicroSD: Yes, up to 512 GB.
- Size: 6.21 inches.
- Resolution: FHD + (2340 x 1080 px).
- 19.5: 9 screen ratio.
- Technology: Huawei Dewdrop.
- Rear camera.
- Main 24 Mpx.
- Secondary to measure the depth of 2 Mpx.
- Wide angle of 16 Mpx.
- Front camera.
- Resolution: 8 Mpx.
- Opening: f / 2.0.
- Connectivity: 4G / LTE, Bluetooth, WiFi 802.11a / b / g / n / ac, radioFM …
- 3.5 mm jack
- MicroUSB connector
- Rear fingerprint sensor.
- Drums: 3400 mAh
- Android version: Android 9 Pie.
- Manufacturer's layer: EMUI 9.
Huawei has chosen to include the chipset it has been using for several years in the mid-range, the Kirin 710, although at least in this model it has expanded RAM and storage.
The first rises to 6 GB, now that the most expensive models already have 8 GB. The internal memory starts from 128 GB, and in fact there are no other variants.
Its screen is 6.21 inches with a 19.5: 9 ratio and has a water drop shaped notch. Use the FHD + resolution that corresponds to that screen ratio, 2340 x 1080 px.
In the photographic section you have to talk about its front sensor of 8 Mpx and, above all, the triple camera of the rear area, with a main sensor of 24 Mpx, a secondary one of 2 Mpx to perform the blur and one of 16 Mpx to take pictures with wide angle.
It uses a 3400 mAh battery and has a microUSB port and audio jack. The fingerprint sensor is in the rear area, not on the screen, and the finish is plastic.
This is the Huawei Mate 30 Lite, isn't it?
It is striking that Huawei has presented this model with such a time difference with respect to the Huawei Mate 30 although this could have two reasons.
The first is that Huawei will launch the Mate 30 ahead of time so that they enter within the 90 days that the US government has given them to make operations with companies in that country. This would explain that the Maimang 8 has already been announced.
The second is that, for the first time in several years, a Maimang is not the predecessor of the Mate Lite on duty. This would explain its specifications and that it resembles both the Huawei P Smart + 2019, a terminal that was recently announced in Spain.
Price and availability
Mainmang 8 will go on sale in China for 1899 yuan, about 245 euros to change So, if you arrive in Europe, you could do it for about 300 euros.