Huawei Y7
The Huawei Y7 is backed by a 4,000 mAh non-removable lithium ion battery. Huawei

Huawei has launched two new smartphones in Australia, the Huawei Y7 and the Huawei Y5 2017. The former will be available starting July while the latter is set for an August release.

Huawei Y7 specs and features

The Y7 sports a 5.5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display with a 720 x 1,280 pixel resolution and 267 PPI pixel density. The curved design of the 2.5D glass panel makes it seem that the screen is floating. The handset is encased in a sandblasted metal body.

Backed by a 4,000 mAh non-removable lithium ion battery, the phone should last a little longer compared to most flagships. It even boasts of the Chinese giant’s own power-saving technology and an 80 percent retention rate even after 500 recharge cycles.

Inside, the Y7 equips a Qualcomm MSM8940 Snapdragon 435 chipset with a Cortex-A53 octa-core 1.4 GHz CPU and an Adreno 505 GPU. It comes with 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal memory. An external microSD slot that is expandable to 128 GB is also made available.

The Nougat handset furnishes a 12 MP main camera that carries a large 1.25 μm pixel sensor. It should take just a third of second for the rear camera to focus on the subject thanks to phase detection autofocus. At the front, there’s an 8 MP selfie camera with features like professional mode, timer function, facial recognition, HDR, time lapse, panorama, beauty mode, and smile snapshot.

Huawei Y5 2017
This Huawei Y5 2017 has an 8 MP primary camera with an f/2.0 aperture and dual flash. Huawei

Huawei Y5 2017 specs and features

The Y5 2017 has an a 5.0-inch HD IPS LCD display with a 720 x 1280 pixel resolution and 294 PPI pixel density. The phone houses a Mediatek MT6737T chipset alongside a Cortex-A53 quad-core 1.4 GHz CPU and a Mali-T720MP2 GPU in its 8.45 mm slim frame. It has a 2 GB RAM and 16 GB native storage, and an external memory slot that can take up to 128 GB SD cards is also available.

On the downside, the handset comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box. It should last about a day and a half on just a single charge with its 3,000 mAh high-density lithium polymer cell. Like the Y7, it also has an 80 percent retention rate, but it maintains capacity even after 800 charges, according to Huawei.

This year’s Y5 has an 8 MP primary camera with an f/2.0 aperture and dual flash. The front-facing selfie shooter has soft lighting and an 84-degree wide angle lens. The smartphone also boasts of its “Easy Key” feature, which provides faster and free-flowing usage.

Pricing and availability

The Huawei Y7 carries a $299 price tag and will be available in July in two colour options: silver and grey. The Huawei Y5 2017 is priced at $199 and will be released in August in white and grey models. Both handsets will be available to purchase outright from authorised retailers.


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