Huawei’s mid-rangers are not exactly the strength of the company, that segment belongs to other Chinese manufacturers we will not mention. However, this isn’t to say that Huawei don’t have good mid-rangers.
Just released (not during an event, it just showed up on their website) is the new Huawei Y7, which is a low-budget smartphone that packs quite some specs.
The Huawei Y7 comes with a 5.5-inch 720p display covered with 2.5D curved glass, Snapdragon 435 processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal memory, 12MP main camera and 8MP selfie, a huge 4000mAh battery and runs on Android 7.0 Nougat with EMUI 5.1 on top.
Huawei promises to deliver 20 hours of video playback or up to 15 hours of internet browsing with the Y7, a claim that we cannot confirm. The Y7 is not a slouch when it comes to design as it features a metal body with plastic frames with the back side covered with a sandblasted surface.
Other notable features include a rear-mounted fingerprint reader, face recognition technology on the selfie camera and Phase Detection autofocus (PDAF) on the main camera which apparently allows you to focus on your subject in just 0.3s.
No pricing details were revealed but I hope this device makes it to the Kenyan market because it looks decent enough to deserve some love.