We occasionally do these comprehensive listings of phones at various price points. If you may have noticed, we tend to lean a lot on the budget smartphones. The low cost/entry level ones. That’s because in the Kenyan market, they are some of the bestsellers. The same applies to many other African markets. After all expensive smartphones don’t account for a large chunk of the African smartphone market. According to research firm IDC, only 14% of the smartphones shipped in Q1 2015 to the African market were high end smartphones. So we’re pretty excited at news that we could be seeing a new sub $200 smartphone from Chinese smartphone maker Huawei hitting the markets soon.
The Huawei Y6 smartphone model is not a stranger to us. It has been around for quite some time and it probably did just enough to warrant a refresh in the form of the Y6 Scale which is expected to be released by the end of the month and cost just $165.
The Huawei Y6 Scale is expected to pack the following specifications:
- Display: 5 inch HD (720p)
- Camera: 8 MP main; 2 MP selfie
- Memory: 8 GB internal storage (expandable); 1 GB RAM
- Processor: Unnamed quad-core chip backed by an Adreno 304 GPU
- Operating System: Android 5.0 Lollipop
- Battery: 2200 mAh
- Network: LTE
- Connectivity: Bluetooth, Wi-Fi