Huawei has now launched a new budget smartphone in the form of the Y5 2017. For the uninitiated, the Huawei Y5 2017 is the successor to the company’s last generation Huawei Y5 II. Just like the previous Y series smartphones from Huawei, this smartphone too is expected to make it to Europe rather soon.
The Huawei Y5 2017 comes with entry level specifications. With that said, the leading Chinese OEM has improved the specs with each generation and the all new Huawei Y5 2017 doesn’t appear as barebones as the original Huawei Y5.
Upfront, the Huawei Y5 2017 packs a 5 inch HD (1,280 x 720) display. It probably doesn’t come with any protective glass coating; at least Huawei hasn’t detailed the presence of a same. As for the design, the budget smartphone comes in a polycarbonate shell with a dot finished rear cover.
Powering, the Huawei Y5 2017 is a Mediatek MT6737 quad-core processor clocked at 1.4Ghz. This is a major improvement over its predecessor that came with MT6735P chip. Huawei has also doubled the RAM inside its latest budget smartphone. The Huawei Y5 2017 now comes with 2GB RM coupled with 16GB of internal storage. This can be further expanded to 128GB via microSD card slot.
Coming to cameras, the Huawei Y5 2017 features an 8MP rear camera along with a 5MP front camera. While the rear shooter comes equipped with a dual LED flash, the 5MP selfie snapper is boosted by a soft light flash. Apart from that the Huawei Y5 2017 packs a 3,000mAH battery which according to Huawei will last through one and a half day on a single charge.
In an interesting addition, Huawei has included an extra physical button in its latest budget smartphone. This button is fully customizable and various actions can be set for the single press, double press, press and hold etc. Huawei is calling this as the Easy Key.
The Huawei Y5 2017 runs on Android Marshmallow 6.0 with the company’s own EMUI 4.1 on top. It comes in five color variants namely gold, pink, blue, white and gray. The Chinese OEM hasn’t revealed the pricing and the availability details of the smartphone yet.
Huawei Y5 2017 Specifications
- 5 inch HD (1,280 x 720) HD IPS Display
- 1.4GHz Quad Core Mediatek MT6737T processor with Mali T720 GPU
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB Internal Storage + Upto 128GB Internal Storage
- 8MP f/2.2 Rear Camera with dual LED Flash
- 5MP Front Camera with soft LED Flash
- 3,000mAH battery
- 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
- Android Marshmallow 6.0 with EMUI 4.1