Huawei Mate 20 lite launched in China as the Huawei Maimang 7

Even though Huawei will unwrap the Huawei Mate 20, Mate 20 pro, and most likely the Mate 20 Porsche design later in London, the company at its IFA keynote released the Mate 20 lite. Now, just like last year’s Mate 10, Huawei has today announced the Huawei Mate 20 as the Huawei Maimang 7 in its homeland China.

Available in Black, Blue, and Gold colors, the Huawei Maimang 7 carries the same price tag as with Maimang 6 at launch: 2399 yuan amounting to about US$ 350. The device is immediately available for order, but won’t ship until September 15th.

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Made of a polished metal frame with glass back, the inexpensive Maimang 7  offers a number of convincing upgrades over its predecessor, the Maimang 6. While Huawei has bumped up the display size and resolution to a 6.3-inch Full HD+ display with a notch, the firm also ditched the in-house Kirin 659 SoC for the Kirin 710 SoC, both of which are a product if its in-house developers. Unlike the Mate 20 Lite on offer in Europe, the Huawei Maimang 7 combines a 6GB RAM with 128GB of storage. still with GPU Turbo, and Google AR Core support.

Powered by a 3,750 mAh, the Maimang 7 much like the Maimang 6 a comes fitted with four cameras in all: coupled with a dual rear camera setup (20 MP + 2 MP) with AI scene recognition, dual selfie shooters (24 MP + 2MP) with HDR Pro,  and 3D Qmoji.

Based on Android 8.1.0 with EMUI 8.2, the device comes in at 156.2 x 75.2 x 7.5mm and weighing in at 164g, with Hybrid Dual SIM support, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz / 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2 LE, GPS + GLONASS, and USB Type-C.

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