Huawei-Mate-SE launched in US

Huawei announced its new affordable smartphone Mate SE in the United States. The device is just a rebranded variant of the last year’s Honor 7X with minor changes which includes more RAM and storage.

    Highlights

  • The smartphone debuts in the US as Mate SE which is a rebranded Honor 7X with more RAM and Storage.

  • The device will be sold via major retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, and B&H.

  • It flaunts almost bezel-free and taller 18:9 design.

Price and Availability

The device is currently available on Amazon.com carrying a price tag of $229.99 (Approx. Rs.15,000). It is offered in two color options – grey and gold. However, the global launch of the device is yet unknown.

Features and Specifications

Huawei-Mate-SE front

As for the aesthetics, the device sports a 5.93-inch full HD+ display bearing resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels with 18:9 aspect ratio.

Under the hood, the device gets a 2.36GHz octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 659 SoC mated with Mali T830-MP2 graphics and 4GB RAM. Storage department offers 64GB of onboard storage expandable up to 256GB using a microSD card.

It is fueled by a 3340 mAh non-removable battery which according to the company offers up to 21 hours of talk time and supports fast charging.


As far as the cameras are concerned, the rear of the device packs a dual camera setup which includes a 16MP primary sensor with LED Flash, PDAF along with a 2MP secondary sensor. 

While in the front it gets an 8-megapixel shooter for selfies and video calling. Apart from dual cameras and LED flash, the rear also gets a fingerprint sensor.

The handset out of the box runs on Android 7.0 Nougat with Emotion UI 5.1 (EMUI) user interface on top. It measures 156.5 x 75.3 x 7.6 mm and weighs 165 grams.

Finally, for connectivity, it comes with Hybrid Dual SIM, 4G with VoLTE, WiFi (802.11 b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.1 and GPS.

Huawei Mate SE
Release date March 2018

Network

Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G bands LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 40(2300)
GPRS
EDGE
SIM Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Design

Dimensions 156.5 x 75.3 x 7.6 mm
Weight 165 grams
Build Front glass, aluminum body

Display

Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Screen Size (Inches) 5.93 inches
Resolution 1080 x 2160 pixels
Ratio 18:9 ratio (407 ppi density)

Hardware

Operating System Android 7.0 (Nougat)
Chipset HiSilicon Kirin 659
CPU Octa-core (4x2.36 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPU Mali-T830 MP2
RAM 4 GB
Storage 64GB (expandable up to 256GB)

Camera

Primary (Rear) Dual: 16 MP (f/2.2, 26mm, 1/2.9", 1.25 µm) + 2 MP, phase detection autofocus, LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Video 1080p@30fps
Secondary (Front) 8 MP (f/2.0, 27mm), 1080p

Connectivity

WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 4.1, A2DP, EDR, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
NFC -
Radio FM radio
USB Port microUSB 2.0

Sensors

Type Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass

Battery

Type Non-removable Li-Ion 3340 mAh battery

Misc.

Colors Grey and Gold.
Price $229.99 (Approx. Rs.15,000)