Huawei unveils max, playing up its design camera capabilities

BY GreenBot Staff

Published 15 Apr 2015

Huawei’s new smartphones are all about the camera. The Chinese company unveiled the max in ndon on dnesday, its latest effort at exping its growing smartphone empire.

w-light camera performance was one of the major talking points, with Huawei showing off multiple photos that captured splashes of light in the darkness.

The specs are pretty solid, but nothing mind-blowing: The has a 5.2-inch, 1080p display is powered by a HiSilicon Kirin 930 processor with eight cores (four high-performance four power-saving cores in a big.TT configuration), running at 1.5GHz or 2GHz, with 3GB of RAM. The battery weighs in a 2680 mAh. The storage options are 16GB or 64GB, expable with a microSD slot.

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The Huawei is marketed as a stylish phone with a great camera.

The max model offers a gigantic 6.8-inch screen with similar specs, but a larger 4360 mAh battery. It can be had with 32GB of storage. Both devices run a customized build of Android, though it does keep the newest look of the on-screen navigation buttons.

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The max is just like the , only with a bigger battery huge 6.8-inch display. That’s basically a tablet!

Huawei made sure to celebrate that its cameras sit flush on the back, instead of the protruding camera modules on competitors like the ione 6 Galaxy S6. 

The aperture is listed as f/2.0, which is wider than the ione 6 (f/2.2) but comes a bit short of the leaked G4 others that have angled for low-light supremacy. If nothing else it shows how much manufacturers are putting into the camera effort; it’s a major selling point for buyers.

The will start at about $530, with the max from $585. Upgrading to 64GB of storage on either model costs $110. Both devices will initially go on sale in 30 countries, including China most of Europe. The launch date wasn’t immediately available, nor were exact plans for the U.S. market.

y this matters: Huawei is the fourth-largest company in terms of worldwide smartphone shipments. There’s no doubt it wouldn’t mind overtaking novo Apple—with an eye toward King Samsung. Huawei certainly has some design prowess with its rather impressive smartwatch models.

It’s still a relatively unknown br here in the U.S., which is heavily dominated by Apple Samsung. Impressive design good camera quality will have to be matched by a a great marketing campaign if Huawei wants to take a foothold here.