Details about upcoming Huawei smartphone surface on the Google Play Developer Console
It looks like Huawei is prepping another device to add to its long list of budget and cheap midrange smartphones. XDA has reported to seeing a device called the Y5 2019 on the Google Play Developer Console Device Catalog, which contains a list of devices that allows developers to black- or whitelist devices from installing their apps. The list is maintained by Google, which the company collates from information supplied by OEMs, so it tends to be a good indication of upcoming devices.
The Google Play Developer Console has previously been the source of early information for devices like the Razer Phone 2 too, so the existence of the Huawei Y5 2019 seems more than just a sketchy rumour. The listing states that the device will be powered by 2 GB RAM and a MediaTek MT6761, also known as the Helio A22, which has 4 ARM Cortex-A53 cores that can clock up to 2.0 GHz.
Moreover, while its dimensions are currently unknown, the Y5 2019 should also feature a 1,520 x 720 display with a 320 DPI pixel density, which roughly converts to 5.25-inches. The screen will have a teardrop-shaped too that looks like it will house just the front-facing camera. Little else is known about the device at this stage other than it will be running Android 9.0 Pie, which correlates to EMUI 9.0 or 9.1.
All in all, the Y5 2019 looks like a nice upgrade over the Y5 2018 and one which will bring a more modern design to the Y5 series.