Huawei has just unveiled another budget smartphone, the Huawei Y7. Without much fanfare, Huawei unveiled this new smartphone on its official website, detailing its specs and features. The shell of the device is made of metal with a sandblasted surface, while its front is covered by a 2.5D glass. Huawei is claiming that its metal body provides the smartphone sufficient durability despite its light weight.
Its specifications are pretty much on par with the fact that it is a budget offering. Powering the device is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor, which is composed of an octa-core ARM Cortex-A53 CPU. The CPUs are divided into two clusters with different frequencies, with one cluster is clocked at 1.4 GHz while the other is clocked at 1.1GHz. The graphics shown in the 5.5-inch 720p display of the device are handled by the Adreno 505 GPU. While the 16GB of internal flash storage should suffice for the needs of many users. if there is a need for additional file storage, a microSD card can be used to augment the internal memory. Also inside the device is 2GB of RAM and 4,000 mAh battery. The massive battery capacity and low-resolution display should result in an impressive battery life.
Huawei also takes pride with the device's camera specs. Its 12-megapixel rear camera is somewhat impressive for the price, with a 1.25-micrometer sensor size for improved low-light performance when taking photographs. The rear camera also has Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF), which allows for faster focus times. Meanwhile, the front-facing camera has an 8-megapixel sensor, which is accompanied by additional features like face recognition and beauty mode. Based on the internal specifications alone, this smartphone is somewhat similar to the Honor 6C released by Huawei's sub-brand Honor in Europe earlier this year, though this device has a smaller amount of RAM and internal flash storage, and improved cameras. The smartphone, meanwhile, is running on Android 7.0 Nougat. However, since this is a Huawei device, it has the usual EMUI 5.1 skin on top of the OS. It is not clear at this point where the device will be available and how much will it cost. Given that the device is listed on Huawei's English website, it might be available internationally.