Leak: This Is The Huawei Y7 Prime (2019), Same As Y7 and Y7 Pro (2019)

This is the Huawei Y7 Prime (2019).

A number of reports came through last month on the Y7 Prime (2019) with the suggestion it is simply a global version of the Enjoy 9 smartphone from Huawei. While there's some truth to that, that’s not the whole story. Here’s the full details.

Huawei will release three (at least) versions of the Y7 in 2019. These will be The standard Y7 (2019), the Y7 Pro (2019) and the Y7 Prime (2019). The differences between the models seem to be largely negligible although region is likely to play a significant factor. In fact, the Y7 Pro (2019) has already been announced.

In the previous reports from last month the model numbers “DUB-LX3” and “DUB-AL20” were spotted in the FCC and TENAA. These model numbers were superficially linked with the Y7 Prime (2019). But that’s not entirely the case.

Based on documents seen by Android Headlines, the DUB-LX3 is actually the standard Y7 (2019) and is the model number that will be used for release in select regions. In other regions it will be released with model number DUB-LX1.

Android Headlines can confirm the DUB-AL20 on the other hand is the Y7 Pro (2019). Again this will be specific to certain regions with the model number DUB-LX2 also used in other regions.

As for the Y7 Prime (2019), Android Headlines can confirm the model number will be DUB-LX1. This also might vary based on region and this is also the same alternate model number used for the standard Y7 (2019). Therefore, it is likely the difference between these three supposed different models is simply country of release.

Depending on where an individual consumer is, Huawei will either opt to launch the Y7 (2019), the Y7 Pro (2019), or the Y7 Prime (2019).

This also means the specs between three models are largely the same.

Again, these were mostly revealed when the device was spotted passing through TENAA and while those details are generally correct, there are some subtle differences due to the confusing use of model numbers. The display resolution being a prime example as previous covered pointed to a HD+ (1520 x 720) resolution.

The Y7 Prime (2019) will in fact come with a FHD+ (2340 x 1080) resolution.

The Y7 Pro (2019) has already launched with the HD+ resolution and there’s a chance the standard Y7 2019 might also feature the lower resolution. Though it equally could launch with the FHD+ resolution.

Android Headlines can confirm the rest of the specs, common to all models, will include a 6.26-inch “dewdrop” display along with a 19:9 aspect ratio.

Inside, the main configuration will consist of 3GB RAM, 32GB storage, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC. Storage can be expanded up to 512GB.

Cameras come in the form of dual rear camera setup made up of a 13-megapixel primary camera and a 2-megapixel secondary camera. This will be an “AI Camera” package due to the inclusion of various software tweaks, such as “AI Beauty Shot,” smart low-light photography, and “more accurate” bokeh effect.

The front-facing camera will either be an 8-megapixel or 16-megapixel camera - may differ based on region.

Also common to all models is a 4,000 mAh capacity battery and face unlock.

It has previously been suggested, based on images, there was no fingerprint sensor on the Prime (2019). That’s not the case. The Prime (2019) model does have a rear-positioned fingerprint sensor.

Similar to the resolution confusion, the model that doesn’t have a fingerprint sensor is the already announced Y7 Pro (2019).

Interestingly, in spite of the loss of the fingerprint sensor, the Y7 Pro (2019) is the only Y7 (2019) model that will be made available (in select regions) with an optional greater core spec combination - 4GB RAM/64GB. All other models, including other regional releases of the Y7 Pro (2019) feature the standard 3GB RAM/32GB storage configuration.

Generally speaking, all three Y7 (2019) models are expected to be available in three color options - Aurora Blue, Midnight Black, and Coral Red. Although the Y7 Pro, in certain regions, will only get the Aurora Blue and Midnight Black options.

If this all sounds a little confusing, it is. However, the sum of the documents seen by Android Headlines make it fairly clear the main difference between the three is regional branding. Although some versions, in some regions will get a lower display resolution, or lack the fingerprint sensor.

As for availability, a Y7 2019 phone (beit the standard, Pro or Prime) will be released in Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and Indonesia.

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