Huawei Y3 Android Go smartphone spotted online ahead of official launch

The Y3 is Huawei's first Android Go smartphone. It has been officially listed on the company's Ghanian website.

  • Published: May 9, 2018 4:55 PM IST

Huawei seems close to launching its first Android Go smartphone. The smartphone, dubbed Huawei Y3, is listed on the company’s Ghanian website. There is no word on the price, but the listing does share a lot about the phone’s specifications and design.

From the images, it’s clear that the Huawei Y3 features a simple design. It carries a 5-inch screen at the front. The dimensions measure up to 145.1×73.7×9.45mm, and the handset weighs 180 grams. The power button, and the volume rocker are placed on the right side of the phone. The image showcases a grey variant, but the phone is also said to come in gold and white colors.

The spec sheet mentions that the 5-inch screen will carry a resolution of 840×480 pixels. On the inside, the phone comes with a MediaTek MT6737M quad-core processor, and 1GB of RAM. The internal storage amounts to 8GB with no option for external storage.

The Y3 features an 8-megapixel camera at the back, which comes equipped with auto-focus, and f/2.0 aperture. For selfies, you get a 2-megapixel front camera with fixed focus. Connectivity options include support for 4G LTE, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0. The list of sensors includes, accelerometer, ambient light sensor, and proximity sensor. Lastly, the phone comes with a 2,280mAh battery and USB 2.0 for charging.

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The highlight of the Huawei Y3 though, is the software. The Y3 runs Google’s Android Oreo (Go Edition). For those unaware, this is a lighter version of Android that is designed for budget smartphones.

  • Published Date: May 9, 2018 4:55 PM IST