Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei has added a new smartphone to its Y-series. Dubbed the Y5 Prime (2018), the device was quietly introduced without any announcement or launch event. The smartphone measures 146 x 70.9 x 8.3 mm and weighs 142 grams. Unfortunately, the smartphone misses out on a fingerprint sensor, which Face Unlocking replaces. The trend is becoming mainstream on entry-level smartphones, as seen on RealMe 1. The company also launched another entry-level smartphone, the Honor 7 Play, earlier this week
The Y5 Prime (2018) features a 5.45-inch display with a resolution of HD+ (1440 x 720 pixels); under the hood, an unknown Quad-core chipset powers it clocked at 1.5 GHz, likely the Snapdragon 450. It is coupled with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB internal storage, which is expandable up to 256 GB by a micro SD card.
Huawei Y5 Prime (2018) | Photo Credit: Consumer/ Huawei
In the optical configuration, the smartphone sports a 13MP rear camera with autofocus and an LED flash while offering a 5 MP on the front for selfies and video calling. The smartphone runs on EMUI 8.1, built on top of Android 8.1 Oreo, and is backed by a 3020 mAh battery. The battery claims a Power Saving 6.0 technology, which the company claims to give 62 hours of continuous music playback and 13 hours of video from a single charge. Connectivity features include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS / GLONASS, a micro USB port, and Dual SIM support (nano + nano + microSD). Sensors on board include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, and digital compass.
It will be available in Black, Blue, and Gold color variants. As for the pricing and availability, the company has yet to give an official word or add on the website. The device will be priced around Rs 6000-8000, an entry-level phone. The phone is listed on Huawei’s official website.