Huawei is going strong in the quest for becoming the second biggest smartphone maker in the world. Just days after the launch of Huawei P Smart (2019) in Europe, its more affordable sibling called Huawei Y7 Pro (2019) made an appearance in Vietnam.
The Y7 Pro (2019) is visually very similar to the P Smart (2019), but with very different internals. The chipset is Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, while the screen is 6.26” LCD panel with HD+ resolution, waterdrop notch and a 19:9 ratio. The phone has only 3 GB RAM and 32 GB storage, but microSD slot is on board.
The dual camera on the back has a 13 MP shooter with f/1.8 aperture and a 2 MP depth sensor. The selfie shooter, tucked in the notch does 16 MP stills. The phone boots EMUI 8.2, based on Android Oreo.
Connectivity is limited to Bluetooth 4.2 and 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi standards, but there’s a massive 4,000 mAh battery on the inside. Since there is no fingerprint scanner, Huawei has implemented some basic facial unlock as an alternative to the old-school patterns, PINs and passwords.
Huawei Y7 Pro (2019) can be found on the Vietnamese page of Huawei, as well as the online retailer Lazada. The price is VND3,990,000, or about $170/€150. The device will be available in Blue or Black on January 5 and early birds can get a Bluetooth speaker as a gift.