Huawei has officially launched its new smartphone — Huawei Y6 Pro (2017) in Europe. As the name suggests, it is an upgraded version of the Huawei Y6 (2017).
The smartphone comes with many notable changes, including the build material and the processor that powers the device. Unlike the original model, the Y6 Pro (2017) comes with a metal body.
Another major improvement comes in the form of the chipset. For this one, the company has opted for Qualcomm‘s Snapdragon 425 processor. The Y6 (2017) was powered by the MediaTek chipset.
The phone also features a fingerprint sensor at the back. As per the company, the sensor can unlock the device in 0.5 seconds. The fingerprint sensor can also be used to control alarm clock, answer a call, control the notification bar or take a snapshot.
Apart from the above-mentioned changes, most of the remaining specifications of the device remain same. It features a 5-inch IPS LCD display with screen resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.
It packs 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. There is also a microSD card slot, allowing users to further expand the storage capacity. Coming to the camera, it features a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.
The smartphone, running on Android 7.0 Nougat OS with EMUI 5.1 on top, is powered by a 3,020mAh battery that is rated to last for more than 2 continuous days of listening to music, 15 hours to watch HD videos or 12 hours of 4G navigation.
The Huawei Y6 Pro (2017) is available in three colour options — Black, Silver and Gold. It is available for purchase in Germany, Italy and France for a price of around €179. It will be rolled out to other European markets in the coming weeks.