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Huawei Y5 Prime (2018): Characteristics, price and availability

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Without making too much noise, Huawei has just renewed its low range with a new component. After the already classic leaks , finally we have among us the Huawei Y5 Prime 2018 , a device contained in performance but quite balanced and interesting.

Huawei completed with this launch a series Y that had already received this 2018 to other components such as Huawei Y7 2018 or the Huawei Y3 2018 , giving the relief to Huawei Y5 2017 , which until now had not been updated.

A metal design with FullView screen

One of the things we like most about this 2018 is that even the most humble terminals are adding to the fashion of elongated screens with reduced borders. In this case, the Huawei Y5 Prime 2018 it is not an exception, and although the upper and lower bevels are not the smallest on the market, a clear step forward in terms of design can be seen with respect to its predecessor.

Huawei Y5 Prime (2018): Characteristics, price and availability

The design of the Huawei Y5 Prime 2018 is very clean, since the photographic section is located at the top left and the absence of fingerprint reader leaves us with a completely smooth back, although surely some would have preferred that this reader was present .

Huawei Y5 Prime (2018): Characteristics, price and availability

Huawei Y5 Prime (2018): Characteristics, price and availability

The good news is that Huawei has promised that an update will arrive via OTA that will include unlocking by facial recognition , so that at least we will have an extra possibility with respect to the classic unlocking systems.

A hardware without new features but enough

If we take a look at the internal components of Huawei Y5 Prime 2018 We do not find anything that we did not know before, so we still have a smartphone that is just in performance but that should be fulfilled without promises for those users that only require a smartphone for the most basic functions. Namely:

  • Dimensions: 146.5 x 70.9 x 8.3 mm
  • Weight : 142 grams
  • Screen: 5.45-inch LCD with HD + resolution (1440 x 720 px) and 18: 9 format
  • Processor: Mediatek MT6739 of 4 cores at 1.5 GHz
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM, GPS / A-GPS / Glonass
  • Main camera: 13 MP (f / 2.2), LED Flash and HDR
  • Frontal camera: 5 MP (f / 2.2) with LED flash
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Storage: 16 GB expandable via Micro-SD without sacrificing Dual-SIM (3-slot system)
  • OS : Android 8.0 Oreo with EMUI 8.0
  • Battery: 3.020 mAh
  • Sensors: ambient light, proximity, accelerometer
  • Available colours: Gold, black and blue

Huawei Y5 Prime (2018): Characteristics, price and availability

Huawei Y5 Prime (2018): Characteristics, price and availability

As you can see, the Huawei Y5 Prime 2018 has a clearly juvenile focus in which the low cost premium, but that meets the minimum that can be required to a smartphone in 2018. Highlights are the camera with HDR and the future facial unlocking, although we believe that Huawei would have finished the quadrature of the circle if it had included a rear fingerprint reader.

For now we do not know what price it will have in Spain, but we will update this article as soon as we have news about it.