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Huawei Maimang 5 unveiled: 4K videos w/ OIS, Hybrid AF




Huawei has officially announced the predecessor of Maimang 4 or what we locally have as Huawei G8 — the Huawei Maimang 5. It has received pretty good upgrades including 4K video recording.

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Unlike with other recent Huawei devices, Maimang 5 is not powered by the company’s own Kirin chipset but with a more popular Snapdragon 625. It’s got a 5.5-inch Full HD display in a similarly beautiful body as its predecessor — an all metal body with a thinness of just 7.3mm plus diamond cut edges and 2.5D front glass.

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The 2.0GHz octa-core chipset is paired with either 3GB or 4GB RAM and 32GB or 64GB internal storage. The camera at the back is a 16MP Sony IMX298 with three axis OIS, phase-detection autofocus accompanied by a dual-tone LED flash. It can capture sharp 4K video at 30fps. For selfies, there’s an 8MP front camera with a bright f/2.0 opening and beauty modes.

Battery capacity is also impressive at 3340mAh despite the slim waistline. It runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow skinned with EMUI 4.1. It also has a 3D fingerprint scanner and a USB Type-C port.

Huawei Maimang 5 specs:
5.5-inch IPS LCD @ 1920 x 1080 pixels, 401ppi
2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor
Adreno 506
3GB / 4GB RAM
32GB / 64GB internal storage
Expandable via microSD, up to 128GB
16MP Sony IMX298 PDAF rear camera w/ OIS, dual-tone LED flash
8MP f/2.0 front-facing camera
Dual-SIM / Dual-standby
4G LTE Cat7
Wi-Fi 802.11ac
Bluetooth 4.1
GPS w/ A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou
Fingerprint scanner
USB Type-C port
Android 6.0 Marshmallow w/ EMUI 4.1
3340mAh non-removable Li-Po battery
151.8×75.7×7.3mm
160 g

The phone will be sold for 2399 Yuan (~Php16,830) for the 3GB/32GB version or 2599 Yuan (~Php18,230) for the 4GB/64GB. It’s will be sold in China through various retailers but we expect it to be internationally released under the name of Huawei G9.

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This article was contributed by Daniel Morial, a film school graduate and technology enthusiast. He's the geeky encyclopedia and salesman among his friends for anything tech.

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