The Huawei Y6 Prime 2019 was launched today and joins the ranks of its siblings in the Y series Huawei targets for its price-conscious consumers. The Huawei Y6 Prime 2019 is a budget smartphone but that doesn’t mean quality is compromised. The Huawei Y6 Prime 2019 packs the latest tech trends and packs specs designated for midrange devices.
Here’s what it packs
The Huawei Y6 Prime 2019 packs a 6.09” 1560 x 720 Dewdrop display in a 19.5:9 aspect ratio that is similar to the one found in its bigger sibling, the Huawei Y7 Prime 2019. In terms of design, the Huawei Y6 Prime 2019 comes in three colours – Midnight Black, Sapphire Blue with back covers made of polycarbonate that gives it a glossy look that will attract fingerprint smudges. The third colour, Amber Brown comes with a faux leather design giving it a premium look.
The phone is carved with arc design for better grip and weighing at 150 grams, gives it a more comfortable feel in the hand. For biometrics, you get a rear fingerprint scanner and facial unlock.
EMUI 9.0 on top of Android 9.0 Pie runs the Huawei Y6 Prime 2019 and is powered by a MediaTek MT6761 Helio A22 processor alongside 2GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage that can be expanded by a microSD slot up to 512GB.
The minimal EMUI 9.0 comes with pretty neat customization features and worked decently. The Phone Manager that the Huawei Y6 Prime 2019 comes with will handle background tasks better so as that the whole experience is butter smooth.
We’ll have to play around with the phone to get a more conclusive hands-on experience.
In terms of optics, the Huawei Y6 Prime 2019 packs a single 13MP rear camera and an 8MP selfie camera. The cameras have been improved with more features including added modes and enhanced beautification plus AI support as compared to its predecessor, the Huawei Y6 (2018). Its improved camera specs will now let you take even better shots at night.
We’ll test out its camera performance later for our full review. In the meantime, we’ll be posting some photo samples on our Instagram page, so be sure to go follow us.
The Huawei Y6 Prime 2019 also rocks a 3020mAh battery to power the phone. You also get added intelligent power management and power saving features to take advantage of the small battery to last you through the day.
Other additional features the Huawei Y6 Prime 2019 packs include HUAWEI Supersound to give you a relatively higher speaker volume when compared to last years model. With this feature, you get to have an enjoyable music listening experience. Party mode and A 5.1 surround sound system is also included to enhance your entertainment.
Pricing and where to get one.
The Huawei Y6 Prime 2019 is available online and in retail stores and will be selling for Ksh 13,499. For those wanting to get the phone by paying monthly instalments, Huawei has partnered with Lipa Later. They allow you to get the phone by either paying Ksh 3600 per month for 6 months or Ksh 1665 for 12 months. There are no upfront fees and you also get insured with your purchase. Head over to lipalater.com to start the process. Once you’re qualified, you get the phone and begin paying starting from the next month.
While introducing the phone, Mr Steve Li, Huawei’s Head of Mobile East Africa said that the reason for launching the Huawei Y6 Prime 2019 was to meet the growing demand for budget phones especially the Y series.
The Huawei Y6 Prime 2019 makes for a worthy upgrade if you’re either coming from last years Huawei Y6 2018 or you’re simply looking to get a brand new phone this year.