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Huawei’s First Android Go Smartphone, the Y3 2018, Is Now Available in Kenya

Huawei Y3 2018 in Kenya

Android Go may not be where we hoped it would be but it is reaching more people with each passing month. Android Go is a version of Android that is tweaked to run smoothly on entry-level devices with between 512MB and 1GB of RAM. We have seen a handful of Android Go smartphones launch in Kenya from the Nokia 1 to the most recent one, the Safaricom Neon Kicka 4.

Android Go smartphones are designed to give users better performance on entry-level devices. These devices come with entry-level specs and hardware and we are used to seeing them not offering a good experience and Android Go seeks to address this.

Huawei is finally joining the Android Go market in Kenya through its latest smartphone, the Huawei Y3 2018. The phone will be available during Safaricom’s Open Day according to Android Kenya. Huawei wasn’t very vocal with the launch of the Y3 2018 in Kenya but only shared that on its social media pages saying that the phone will be available during Safaricom Open Day sale running from 26th November to 8th December.

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The Huawei Y3 2018 is available for Ksh 7,999 during Safaricom Open Day. You will be able to get this phone from Safaricom Shops countrywide and doing so will get you free 100MB of data. At Ksh 7,999, the Huawei Y3 2018 is not the most affordable Android Go smartphone in Kenya, we have devices like the Neon Kicka 4 from Safaricom available for Ksh 3,500.

Below is a look at some of the key specifications of the Huawei Y3 2018 to help you decide if it is worth it.

Display Size: 5.0 inches with a resolution of 854×480 pixels

Processor: 1.1GHz Quad-core Mediatek MT6737M


Storage Space: 8 GB, can be expanded to 128GB using a microSD card

GPU: Mali-T720MP2

Android Version: Android 8.1 Oreo

Network: 2G, 3G, 4G

Main Camera: 8MP with LED flash

Selfie Camera: 2MP

Battery: 2280 mAh battery

Also Read: What Is Android Go And Why It Matters?


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