Huawei has just rebranded the Maimang 6 as the Nova 2i on Vmall Malaysia site and also on its global website. Prior to launch, it was expected to be named Huawei Mate 10 Lite or Huawei G10 Plus outside of China. But with Huawei, you never know. They are known for launching the same phone with different names in many regions. Well, the Huawei Maimang 6 is now officially launched as the Nova 2i out of China.
The phone is exactly the same one that launched 8 days ago. Only the Maimang logo is missing from the back. It comes with a 5.9-inch Full HD+ IPS display with 2:1 aspect ratio and is called MaxView. It has an 83% screen to body ratio. The Huawei Nova 2i boasts of an octa-core Kirin 659 SoC coupled with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB internal storage (expandable up to 128 GB).
The cameras are also the same here. We’ve got the 16 MP + 2 MP combo on the rear and a 13 MP + 2 MP combo on the front with LED flash. It can capture images with bokeh effect with the second depth sensing lens and adjust focus as well after the shot. There are 18 preset Snapchat-like templates as well to choose from for selfies. There is also a fingerprint reader beneath the dual cameras.
The Huawei Nova 2i comes with Android 7.0 Nougat built-in and has Emotion UI 5.1. The whole package is backed by a 3,340 mAh battery.
For all we know about the device, no pricing details are official. However, the phone has Aurora Blue, Graphite Black, and Prestige Gold shades. Buyers can also expect in-ear headphones, a flip case and a screen protector within the box.