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Huawei Y6 II and Y6 Compact entry-level smartphones coming soon

Huawei Y6 II and Y6 Compact entry-level smartphones coming soon
Huawei Y6 II and Y6 Compact entry-level smartphones coming soon
The 5.5-inch 6Y II and 5-inch 6Y II Compact are expected to retail for 200 Euros and 150 Euros, respectively, with Kirin and MediaTek processor options.

200 Euros can go a long way nowadays if mid-range smartphones are sufficient for your day-to-day needs. Huawei is leveraging this fact with the Y6 II and Y6 Compact, both of which are offshoots of the higher-end Honor range of devices. In particular, the Y6 II series borrows heavily from the recently released Honor 5A that will launch in some markets outside of China under the Huawei name instead.

Huawei Y6 II

The Y6 II will include the following specifications:

  • 5.5-inch HD IPS panel
  • Kirin 620 or Snapdragon 617 SoC (depending on SKU)
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 16 GB eMMC
  • Bluetooth 4.0, single-band 802.11n WLAN, GPS
  • Dual-SIM, 150 Mbit/s LTE
  • 13 MP rear w/ FHD recording and f/2.0 aperture + 8 MP front-facing cameras
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow w/ EMUI 4.1
  • 3000 mAh battery
  • 8.45 mm thickness

As usual when purchasing or importing smartphones, make sure that their LTE bands are compatible with your region. 

Huawei Y6 II Compact

Meanwhile, Winfuture has uncovered the smaller Huawei Y6 II Compact via Belgian and Dutch online product listings. Huawei has yet to officially announce this particular model, but the retailer sources are claiming that the device will carry the following specifications:

  • 5-inch HD IPS panel
  • Quad-core 1.3 GHz MediaTek MT6735P SoC
  • 13 MP rear + 5 MP front cameras
  • 2200 mAh
  • Android 5.1

The Y6 II Compact could retail for as low as 150 Euros if the online listings prove to be correct.

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Alexander Fagot/ Allen Ngo, 2016-06-28 (Update: 2016-06-28)
Allen Ngo
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After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.