In June this year, Huawei published reports claiming it outsold Apple’s iDevices, and if you are familiar with the iPhone and iPads, you know they don’t come cheaply. Huawei is actually beating Apple in its home turf; the high-end market, so much so that the company has decided to discontinue production of low end and entry level devices and concentrate on the high-end market.
Gone are the days when Huawei was synonymous for cheap devices with low quality. Indeed, Huawei products of nowadays pack stellar features and specs to rival that of tech giants like Apple and Samsung. Richard Yu, the CEO of Consumer Business Group at Huawei back in July made the announcement that the company has resolved to stop further production of entry-level devices. Reason being; “the margin in this is extremely low.”
This may be your last chance to buy a cheap phone by Huawei
Kenyans consumers have been given, what could be the last chance of buying a cheap phone made by Huawei, as the company launches the 2017-models of the Y-series in the country. Huawei is planning to close the curtains on the Y7 Prime, Y5 and Y3 lines of smartphones.
The company has just launched this line in Kenya and it might probably be the last affordable smartphones we get from the China tech giant. Below is a summary review of the features and specs on this Y-series.
The Y7 Prime
It has a 5.5-inch HD Display, running on the Snapdragon 435, backed up with 3GB RAM, and 32GB internal storage and running Android 7.0 Nougat with the EMUI 5.1 on top. It is juiced up by a 4000mAh battery with a 12MP rear camera coupled with an 8MP front camera. This phone costs Ksh. 24,000 ($240).
The Huawei Y5
It has a 5-inch HD Display, running on the MediaTek MT6737T chip, 2GB RAM, and 16GB ROM. It comes running the Android 6.0 Marshmallow with the EMUI 4.1 on top. It is juiced up by a 3000mAh battery and has 8MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera. It costs Ksh. 13,000 ($130).The Huawei Y3
It has a 5-inch 480p Display, running on a MediaTek MT6737M or MT6580M chips, backed by 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage and comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow with EMUI 4.1 out of the box. It is juiced up by a 2200mAh battery and has an 8MP and 2MP rear and front camera respectively. To own this phone, you will have to part with Ksh. 12,000 ($120).
All the Y-series line of devices come with 4G LTE connectivity.