UPDATED on 11th May: The handset is priced at 999 rand (~$80) in Zambia, South Africa
In the previous month, a Huawei executive had confirmed that an upcoming Y-series phone could be introduced as the company’s first Android Go phone. He had also stated that the phone would be launching in May in South Africa. Today, the smartphone has been found listed on Zambian edition of Huawei’s site with full specifications and official images.
Huawei Y3 Full Specifications
The images of the Huawei Y3 (2018) suggest that it features a polycarbonate chassis. It measures 145.1 x 73.7 x 9.45mm and weighs 180 grams. The handset comes in color options like white, grey and gold. The Y3 (2018) features a 5-inch display that supports a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels and a conventional aspect ratio of 16:9.
The Huawei Y3 (2018) is fueled by MediaTek MT6737 chipset and 1 GB of RAM. It includes an inbuilt storage of 8 GB. The Y3 (2018) features a dedicated slot for adding a microSD card slot. For better usage of the storage, the handset features F2FS file system. It receives power from 2,280mAh battery.
The Y3 (2018) is loaded with Android Oreo (Go edition) which tags along other Go edition apps such as Google Go, Google Assistant Go, Maps Go, YouTube Go and so on. It has an LED flash and autofocus enabled rear camera of 8-megapixel with f/2.0 aperture. It has a fixed focus front camera of 2-megapixel.
The Y3 (2018) is equipped with a loud speaker for amplified audio experience while listening to music and watching movies on it. It lacks a fingerprint reader. The connectivity features available on the phone include 4G LTE, 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, GPS, microUSB 2.0 and 3.5mm audio jack.
Huawei is yet to officially announce the arrival of the Y3 (2018). Now that the smartphone has been listed on the Zambian Huawei website, the Chinese firm is expected to soon confirm on its pricing. As of this writing, there is no information available on the other markets that will be receiving the Y3 (2018). Like other Android Go phones, the Y3 (2018) is expected to debut in other emerging markets soon.