Huawei has been performing quite well around the globe, with its phones and the company is now in full force updating most of its devices to Android Oreo 8.x.x. Now the Chinese telecom giant has also jumped into the Android Go edition segment, as the new Huawei Y3 has popped up on its website mentioned as an Android Go edition smartphone. For those, who aren’t aware Android Go edition is Google’s initiative to put smartphones in the hands of the next billion users who haven’t had even held a smartphone yet and are coming from a feature phone.
Apart from the device and its renders emerging online, the specs are also revealed. So, the Huawei Y3 Android Go edition will pack a power efficient Mediatek MT6737М which is a Quad-Core chip clocked at 1.1GHz and is paired with a 1GB of RAM. Yes, these aren’t the most amazing specs by today’s standards but that’s what you get on a $50 smartphone, with major Android Go OS Updates promised for at least 2 years. The screen size measures at 5-inch with FWVGA resolution that is 854×480.
Moving further, on the storage side of things you get 8GB onboard with an sd-card option as well, for further expansion. The Camera is an 8 MP auto-focusing sensor with an LED flash while the for selfies you get a 2 MP sensor. The battery is also a smallish 2200mAh unit and should suffice for such a small device.
Huawei Y3 2018 should get major Android Updates in the form of Go edition OS as well as Go edition apps as well. We’ll follow up when the device becomes officially available and it won’t pass the $100 mark.