Earlier this year, Huawei confirmed that it is working on a new Andriod Go smartphone which is expected to launch in the first half of this year. Now, an executive at Huawei has confirmed that the smartphone will be a part of the company’s Y-series of smartphones, which is a lineup of entry-level devices.
Zhao Likun, General Manager for Huawei South Africa’s Consumer Business Group said, “Our first Android Go smartphone (is) named Y-series 2018. This is the first (Huawei) product equipped with Android Go.” He further added that the phone will be launched in May in South Africa.
Revealing details about what to expect from the smartphone in terms of specifications, Zhao Likun said that the phone could come with 1GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage. The company’s aim is to provide good performance and the phone should be good for use for at least two years.
If the previous reports are to be believed, then the first Android Go smartphone from Huawei will be the Huawei Y5 Lite (2018). It is expected to pack MediaTek MT6737m chipset and carry a screen with a resolution of 854×480 pixels.
For those who are unaware, Android Go is Google’s lightweight take on its Android mobile platform, which is targeting entry-level devices with 512MB to 1GB of RAM and as little as 8GB of storage. The platform comes equipped with special Google’s Go apps, including Google Go, Google Assistant Go, Maps Go, YouTube Go, etc. as well as data-saving functionality enabled by default.