Huawei Y3 2018 launched as company’s first Android Go device
In December last year, Google announced Android Oreo Go which is a slimmed down version of Android for the low-end smartphones. It comes with some slimmed down Google apps like Assistant Go, Files Go, etc. which results in 2X more available storage since the size of these apps is 50% smaller than the normal ones. Companies like Alcatel, Nokia, ZTE, Micromax, Lava etc. have already launched their Android Go devices, and Huawei is the latest to join the list. Today, the Huawei Y3 2018 was announced as company’s first smartphone with Android Oreo Go Edition. As the name shows, it is the successor to last year’s Y3 2017 which was also a budget smartphone.
The Huawei Y3 2018 is an entry-level smartphone so we cannot expect any high-end features. Anyways, the design is pretty good for a budget phone. There are on-screen navigation buttons, but the screen is 16:9. There is a single rear camera with the LED flash and speaker on either side. The volume rockers are on the right, along with the textured power button. The micro USB Port is on the bottom while the headphone jack is on the top.
Coming to the specifications, the Huawei Y3 2018 has a 5-inch FWVGA display with a resolution of 854 x 480. It is powered by a quad-core 1.1GHz MediaTek MT6737M processor along with 1GB RAM and 8GB ROM. The storage is expandable via microSD card. Talking about the cameras, there is an 8MP rear camera with Auto Focus and LED Flash. On the front, the device has a 2MP camera with Fixed focus.
The Huawei Y3 2018 has a 2,280mAh battery, and Android Oreo (Go Edition) runs out of the box. Other features include Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0 LE, USB2.0, G-sensor, Proximity sensor, Light sensor, dual SIM and 4G LTE.
Finally, talking about the pricing, the phone is priced in Indonesia at IDR 1.5 Million which translates to around $106. There is no official statement from the company on launching the Y3 2018 in other markets.