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Huawei Y5 Prime (2018) with 18:9 display, Face Unlock quietly listed on official website

The smartphone runs Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box with EMUI 8.1 skin on top.

  • Published: May 20, 2018 3:56 PM IST
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Huawei had made a habit of quietly unveiling its Y-series smartphones without hosting any launch event. And it’s understandable as there isn’t really anything much to talk about as these are entry-level smartphones. The latest to join the list is the Y5 Prime (2018).

The Huawei Y5 Prime comes with a unibody design with the front housing a 5.45-inch HD+ display that runs at a resolution of 1440x720pixels. Above the display, you have a 5-megapixel camera along with the earpiece and the proximity sensors. The front camera also comes with support Face Unlock, and the smartphone ditches a fingerprint sensor. However, the Face Unlock feature doesn’t come out-of-the-box, and will be rolled out as over the air (OTA) update.

Interestingly, Huawei has not mentioned anything the chipset that powers the smartphone, but based on the previous leaks, we know that it comes with a quad-core SoC clocked at 1.5GHz, which will most likely be a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC. It is paired with 2GB of RAM and 16GB onboard storage, along with a dedicated microSD slot for expandable storage.

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Talking about the camera, you get a 13-megapixel rear sensor with LED flash. Armed with a 3,020mAh battery, the Y5 Prime (2018) runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with EMUI 8.1 layer on top. In terms of connectivity, you get dual SIM card slots, 4G LTE with VoLTE HD voice calling support, GPS, and Wi-Fi.

The Y5 Prime (2018) will be offered in Black, Blue and Gold color options, but there is no word on the sale date, pricing or availability outside China.

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Huawei Y5 Prime (2018)
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  • Published Date: May 20, 2018 3:56 PM IST