Chinese electronics giant, Huawei, discreetly launched its new entry-level smartphone recently, called the Huawei Y6s. The smartphone comes equipped with Google Mobile Services (GMS) and is powered by a MediaTek chipset instead of Snapdragon or Kirin chipset.
Among its numerous quirks is the MediaTek processor powering the Huawei Y6s. This is a rarity since Huawei has not been using MediaTek chipsets in its smartphones. It looks like Huawei is looking at ways around the trade restrictions put on it by the US Government. Using a MediaTek processor might be the most viable solution for a budget smartphone when trying to avoid Qualcomm chipsets.
Huawei Y6s specifications and features
The Huawei Y6s sports a 6.09-inch LCD display with an HD+ resolution and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. The smartphone features a MediaTek Helio P35 SoC under the hood and flaunts 3 GB of RAM along with 32 GB of native storage, expandable via a microSD card.
In terms of optics, the Huawei Y6s flaunts a single 13-megapixel primary camera with an aperture rating of f/1.8. It gets an 8-megapixel sensor on the front, with an aperture rating of f/2.0. The smartphone draws power from a 3,020 mAh battery and does not support fast charging.
The Huawei Y6s runs on Android 9.0 Pie-based EMUI 9. The device also gets a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner for additional security. There is no word on the official pricing, and which markets will be receiving it. Starry Blue and Orchid Black are the two color editions of the smartphone.