Google’s Android Go family continues to grow as today, the second-biggest phone maker joins the club. Huawei has introduced the Y3, a budget-grade device which comes a set of entry-level specifications and is powered by Android Go. The phone has been listed on the company’s Ghanian website. However, the listing doesn’t reveal any pricing or availability details.
As far as the specifications, the Huawei Y3 is your average Android Go smartphone. It features a 5-inch FWVGA display on the front and is powered by a MediaTek MT6737M chipset along with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of onboard storage which is expandable through a MicroSD card slot.
The camera arrangement includes a single 8-megapixel rear f/2.0 sensor and a 2-megapixel lens for selfies. Under the hood, you’ll find a 2280mAh battery which is not compatible with quick charging. The Huawei Y3 is compatible with 4G LTE and comes with Bluetooth v4.0 LE. There are three color options to choose from — White, Grey, and Gold.
The biggest highlight of the Huawei Y3 is, of course, Android 8.1 Go, a lightweight fork of its beefier counterpart designed to run more efficiently on underpowered hardware. The software also features a specialized, trimmed-down set of Google apps like Google Go, Maps Go, which don’t require a ton of resources to function and roughly take only 1MB of space. Unlike the Asus Zenfone Live L1, the Huawei Y3 doesn’t have any stand out features like a tall 18:9 screen. Therefore, we expect it to be priced roughly around the $50 range.
Huawei Y3 Specifications
- Dimensions: 145.1×73.7×9.45mm; Weight: 180 grams
- MediaTek MT6737M SoC, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage, MicroSD card support
- 5-inch FWVGA (480×854 pixels) display
- 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, f/2.0 aperture, LED flash.
- 2-megapixel fixed-focus front sensor
- 2280mAh battery
- 4G LTE, Wi-Fi (2.4GHz), Bluetooth v4.0 LE, USB 2.0, GPS/ A-GPS, 3.5mm headphone jack