Huawei today fleshed out its ‘Y’ series of budget smartphones by announcing the Huawei Y5 2017. The smartphone comes with 4G LTE support and features a front selfie-camera flash. Huawei is a major player in the telecom and networks sector and was catapulted into the limelight when it was chosen to produce the Nexus 6P by Google.
The Y5 2017 is a dual-SIM device is powered by a MediaTek MT6737T quad-core SoC clocked @1.4GHz coupled with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of memory which can be expanded via microSD card (up-to 128 GB). The display on the device is a 5.0-inch IPS panel outputting at 720 x1280 pixels. Powering all this hardware is a 3000mAh Li-Poly battery that Huawei claims will retain over 80% charge even after 800 charge cycles. On the software front the device runs on EMUI 4.1 a skinned variant based on Android v.6.x, Marshmallow.
On the camera front, the Y5 2017 sports an 8-megapixel rear camera with an f/2.0 aperture, autofocus support and a dual-LED flash. The selfie duties are handled by a 5-megapixel sensor upfront with an 84° wide-angle lens and aforementioned selfie flash. The chassis of the phone is rather slim at just 8.45mm thickness and features a unique CD pattern around the camera lens.
The smartphone supports 4G LTE as mentioned earlier alongside WiFi 802.11 in the b/g/n standards along with Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS. As stated earlier the company has not divulged any details regarding the smartphone’s availability or pricing in which we hope is coming sooner rather than later.
Overall the Huawei Y5 2017 looks like a competent entry-level phones that will trade blows with the likes of the Xiaomi Redmi 4A but we would know that when Xiaomi introduces the phone to the India market.
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