Huawei introduced not one, but four new smartphones at an event held in Paris. In addition to the P20, P20 Pro, and the Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS, the company also took quietly took the wraps off the Huawei Y7 Prime 2018. It is the successor to the Huawei Y7 Prime which debuted last year.
The Huawei Y7 Prime 2018 can be considered a toned down mid-range version of the premium P20 lineup. The highlights of the smartphone include the 18:9 display, dual-camera setup, and Android Oreo running out-of-the-box. It will be available in color choices of black, blue, and gold. Huawei is yet to announce the pricing and availability of the smartphone.
Huawei Y7 Prime 2018 specifications and features
With a 5.99-inch HD+ (1440×720 pixels) FullView display, the Huawei Y7 Prime 2018 ditches the notch seen on the P20 lineup. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, which is expandable via microSD card.
For optics, there is a dual-camera setup at the back that includes a combination of 13-megapixel and 2-megapixel sensors. Up front, there’s an 8-megapixel camera for selfies and video calling. Camera features include support for low-light selfies with studio lighting effect, Portrait Mode, Huawei AR lens and more.
It is fueled by a 3,000mAh battery. On the software front, the smartphone runs Android 8.0 Oreo with EMUI 8.0 layered above. Other features include Face Unlock, split-screen mode, dual-SIM card support via a dedicated slot, and a fingerprint sensor at the back. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, and NFC.
In comparison, the Huawei Y7 Prime from last year was equipped with a smaller 5.5-inch HD display with 2.5D glass on top, Snapdragon 435 octa-core SoC, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable storage. It also featured a single 12-megapixel rear camera, an 8-megapixel camera for selfies and video calling, and ran Android 7.0 Nougat based on EMUI 5.1.