Back at 2018 MWC in Barcelona, Huawei officially confirmed to its audience that its first Android Go Smartphone will be pushed to the market in the first half of 2018. Following that confirmation, a device alleged to be the Huawei Y3 (2018) appeared through a series of different leaks, that includes the handset build scheme pictures, GeekBench database, and a live photo showing the device’s rear part.
Now, Huawei’s Ghana arm has just silently announced the Huawei Y3 (2018), the successor to last year’s Huawei Y3 as the company’s first to join the increasing list of smartphones running on Google’s lightweight version of Android Oreo, and as expected, the device will run Google’s suite of apps built for Android Go, such as Google Maps Go, Google Go, and Files Go.
Available in white, grey and gold color options, the entry-level Huawei Y3 (2018) hasn’t been priced, but there are indications it will be nicely priced to stand a chance against the likes of the ASUS Zenfone Live L1, Nokia 1 and ZTE Tempo Go. The design is basic, lacks the fingerprint sensor as well as the dual camera treatment found in some few entry-level smartphones.
As per the listing on Huawei’s Ghana site, the Huawei Y3 (2018) flaunts a 5-inch display with 854 x 480 pixels resolution and is powered by a MediaTek MT6737 processor coupled with 1GB RAM and 8GB internal memory, which can be further expanded via microSD card.
With dimensions, 145.1×73.7×9.45mm and weight of 180 grams, the Huawei Y3 (2018) comes fitted with a 2280mAh battery, with a single 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, f/2.0 aperture, LED flash, while a 2-megapixel fixed-focus sensor for selfies and video calling sits above the display.
It supports LTE, Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz, Bluetooth 4.0, micro USB 2.0, and should hit the shelves in the following days.