Huawei Y3 (2018) has just been popped up on Huawei Zambia website. Consider it as a soft launch or a preparation ahead of its official announcement, the device is now public with all the specifications and design revealed. Interestingly, the device debuts as the first Huawei device powered by the trimmed-down version of Android Oreo 8.1, the AndroidGO.
As in the case of most of the AndroidGO devices, the Huawei Y3 packs mediocre hardware specs. The Zambia website product description page provides us with the vital specs of the device. Accordingly, it flaunts a 5-inch display of resolution 854 x 480 pixels. The handset’s performance is determined by the MediaTek MT6737 chipset which lies at its heart and is coupled with 1Gigs of RAM. An 8GB of onboard storage is what the device has to offer us. However, you can further expand the storage with the help of microSD card.
For some it might be a new knowledge to know that the device make use of Samsung developed F2FS file system. In fact, that’s something that we rarely see OEM’s including it on the feature list. Well, the F2FS (Flash Friendly File System) ought to give an upper hand to the device in terms of speed and performance. However, the stability that we could get on an ext4 file system will not be seen though.
Stepping to the camera department, the Huawei Y3 (2018) houses an 8MP at f/2.0 camera on the rear featuring autofocus and LED flash. On the front, sits a 2MP shooter. The device runs on the light weight AndroidGO and comes pre-installed with GO edition of some core GApps. Last but not the least, a decent 2,280mAh battery is provides enough juice for keeping the lights on.
As far as its availability and pricing is in question, nothing is written in the stone as of now. But all we know is, the device will be available to choose from three color options – white, grey and gold.