The Huawei Y5 Lite has finally been launched in Kenya and is available for Ksh 9,990. The phone was launched in the country earlier today and joins the Huawei Y5 Prime 2018, Y7 Prime 2018 and the Y9 2019 from a couple of months back. The phone is available on Jumia and through offline stores across the country.
The Huawei Y5 Lite competes directly with devices offered by Tecno, Infinix, Itel and the likes. It targets a very competitive segment, under Ksh 10,000 and will definitely upset the status quo that exists in the market.
The key specifications of the Huawei Y5 Lite are exactly what you would expect on a phone within its price. It is powered by a MediaTek processor and has the 18:9 aspect ratio that we have come to expect on every smartphone this year. The Y5 Lite supports dual 4G LTE and comes with 16GB of internal storage space as standard. This can be expanded further to 256GB using a microSD card.
Below are some of the other specifications of the Huawei Y5 Lite.
|Specifications||Huawei Y5 Lite 2018 Specifications|
|Body||Dimensions||146.5 x 70.9 x 8.3 mm|
|Display||Size||5.45 inches, 18:9 ratio|
|Resolution||720 x 1440 pixel pixels|
|Platform||Operating System||Android OS, v8.1(Oreo)|
|GPU||PowerVR GE8100 GPU|
|Storage||Internal space||16GB, 1GB RAM|
|MicroSD card Slot||Yes, up to 256GB|
|Camera||Rear Facing Camera||8MP with LED Flash|
|Features||Phase detection auto focus|
|Front facing camera||5MP|
|Connectivity||Cellular Data||2G, 3G, 4G|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n , hotspot|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, proximity, Ambient Light Sensor|
|Battery||3020 mAh non-removable battery|
|Available colors||Blue, Black|
The Huawei Y5 Lite is an Android Go smartphones and joins the growing list of Android Go smartphones that we saw in the country earlier in the year. Android Go smartphones are made for the entry-level segment and are devices that come with 1GB of RAM or less. The Y5 Lite comes with 1GB of RAM and should handle your basic tasks with ease.
It will be interesting to see how the Y5 Lite competes with the other devices on the market and if it upsets the status quo. This will be especially interesting to watch during the holiday season when we usually see sales go up. How will the entry of the Y5 Lite affect the market this holiday season? It is hard to say that at this moment but we will watch out for that.