The Huawei Y5 Lite was launched earlier today for the Kenyan market as Huawei continues venturing into the Android Go-powered smartphones. The Huawei Y5 Lite is Huawei Y5 Prime’s small brother and becomes the second device Huawei launches that runs on Android Go after the subtle introduction of the Huawei Y3 (2018).

The Huawei Y5 Lite comes in two colours – Black (which we have) and Blue. Here’s what else it packs:

  • 5.45” 720p IPS LCD screen in an 18:9 ratio
  • Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition)
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB internal storage – expandable to 256GB
  • Quad-core 1.5GHz MediaTek MT6739 chipset
  • PowerVR GE8100 GPU
  • 8 MP rear camera with LED flash
  • 5MP selfie camera
  • Dual SIM with 4G LTE
  • 3020mAh battery


The Y5 Lite comes in an elegant design similar to its older brother – the Huawei Y5 Prime. It has an 18:9 aspect ratio, which, when combined with its compact size makes one-handed operations manageable.

In terms of camera, the Huawei Y5 Lite comes with an 8MP rear camera and a 5MP selfie camera that both have LED flash. Following the path of the Y3 2018, the Y5 Lite runs on Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition). It is Huawei’s second phone to jump on the Android Go bandwagon.

The Huawei Y5 Lite is a dual SIM with 4G LTE in one of its slim slots, this is in addition to a dedicated MicroSD card slot.

The Y5 Lite comes with a 3020 mAh battery that will easily give an all-day performance.

The phone will be going for Ksh 9,990/= on Jumia and Huawei’s retail stores. Speaking during the launch, Steven Li, Huawei’s Head of Eastern Africa Mobile said the devices will soon be available on Safaricom and Telkom shops for both the single and dual sim phones respectively.