Affordable Huawei Y6 2017 goes official, still uses Android 6.0 Marshmallow


Huawei has already introduced two new Y series smartphones this month, so it's no surprise the Chinese company silently launched a third one, the Y6 2017.

As the name suggests, the Y6 2017 is the sequel to the Huawei Y6, which was released on the market two years ago. Obviously, the new device comes with many improvements over the predecessor, so it's definitely worth upgrading if that's what you want to know.

However, since the Huawei Y6 2017 remains an affordable smartphone, its specs aren't impressive at all. On top of that, the Chinese handset maker decided to include Android 6.0 Marshmallow on board, instead of going for a new version of the OS.

Unsurprisingly, the Y6 2017 is equipped with a 1.4GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6737T processor, coupled with 2GB RAM and 16GB of expandable storage. The smartphone sports a 5-inch IPS display with HD (720p) resolution and a 3,000 mAh battery.

On the back side, there's a 13-megapixel photo snapper, while on the front, Huawei added a secondary 5-megapixel camera for selfies and video calls. Aside from the rather large battery and the decent camera, another selling point of the Huawei Y6 2017 could be the fact that it features dual-SIM support.

Huawei has yet to announce when the Y6 2017 will go on sale and how much it will cost, but we expect it to be priced at less than €200.

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