Huawei Y5 2017
The entry-level Huawei Y5 2017 boasts of a robust battery and an "Easy Key" feature. Huawei

Huawei has quietly launched the Huawei Y5 2017. The new entry-level mobile device, which is projected to be available next month, boasts of a robust battery and an “Easy Key” feature.

The Huawei Y5 2017 furnishes a 5.0-inch HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display with 66.6 percent screen-to-body ratio, 720 x 1280 pixel resolution and 294 PPI pixel density. It has a 8.45mm thin, curved and distinct textured body that packs a Mediatek MT6737T chipset with a quad-core 1.4GHz Cortex-A53 CPU, a Mali-T720MP2 GPU, 16GB of internal storage and 2GB of RAM. An external microSD slot that is expandable up to 128GB is likewise provided.

The Huawei smartphone runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow (+ EMUI 4.1) and preserves the 3.5mm headphone jack alongside its loudspeaker. It’s powered by a 3,000mAh high-density lithium polymer battery that should last for a day and a half on a single charge. The cell power is actually pretty good for an entry-level smartphone, and Huawei says it’s made to last a lifetime.

“Even after 800 charges, the battery capacity retention rate is still over 80 percent, so you don’t have to worry about replacing the battery over the device’s lifetime,” declares the Chinese tech giant. “And its smart power-saving technology lets you enjoy your smartphone for even longer.”

Huawei Y5 2017
The Huawei Y5 2017 comes in five colour options: blue, gold, white, pink and grey. Huawei

The Huawei Y5 2017 sports an 8MP primary camera with an f/2.0 aperture that comes with autofocus and LED flash. Usual features like geo-tagging, touch focus and face detection are also incorporated. The handset has a 5MP secondary snapper with an 84-degree wide-angle lens.

The Y5 2017 sensors include a compass, an acceleration sensor, a proximity sensor and an ambient light sensor. The phone supports Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz, Bluetooth 4.0 (A2DP / LE), GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS and microUSB v2.0. An “Easy Key” feature also offers users a faster and more intuitive approach in operating the device.

“Using a simple press, double press and press-and-hold gesture system, you can quickly access your favourite apps or features,” says Huawei. “Follow your heart’s desires and simply pre-set the shortcuts to capture a spontaneous moment, post on social media or turn on the flashlight. You decide what you want your phone to do.

The Huawei Y5 2017 is expected to be released in May although official pricing details and regional availability have yet to be announced. It comes in five colour options: blue, gold, white, pink and grey. Stay connected with IBTimes Australia for more updates.


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