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Huawei Y7 (2018) renders surface online

Huawei Y7 (2018) mid-range phone rumored to feature a 2:1 5.5-inch display, single main camera, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor (Source: Android Headlines)
Huawei Y7 (2018) (Source: Android Headlines)
Shortly after seeing the Huawei Y9 (2018) launch in Thailand, an unofficial render of the next-gen Huawei Y7 surfaced online. This mid-range Android handset is rumored to feature a 5.5-inch display with 2,160 x 1,080 pixels, a single 13 MP photo shooter on the back, a fingerprint reader, and a traditional 3.5 mm audio jack. Its specs might also include 2 GB RAM, 16 GB storage, and a Snapdragon 435 processor (or similar).

A few days ago, we heard that the Huawei Y9 (2018) was unveiled in Thailand, ready to take on the most popular mid-rangers priced around US$200 such as the Xiaomi Mi A1 or the Honor 7X. Now, we hear that the Huawei Y7 (2018) is also in the works and could hit the market soon, since the unofficial render that surfaced online thanks to Android Headlines looks just like an official press photo/render that should not have been on the web yet.

According to the same source mentioned above, the Huawei Y7 (2018) will launch as a direct successor of last year's model. This denies the previous rumors claiming that the Huawei Y9 (2018) is, in fact, the replacement of the Huawei Y7 (2017). The render and the assorted rumors clearly show that we should expect a sub-US$150 handset, since the upcoming Huawei Y7 only features a single camera on the rear, allegedly using a 13 MP sensor.

The list of specs and features one could expect from the Huawei Y7 (2018) also includes a Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor (or some similar chip), 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage (however, we hope for at least a slightly more expensive 3 GB RAM and 32 GB storage variant), a 5.5-inch display with 2,160 x 1,080 pixels, a 4,000 mAh battery, and Android 8.0 Oreo on top, most likely customized using Huawei's EMUI 8.0 interface. Sadly, it seems that there will be no USB Type-C connectivity, but at least the 3.5 mm audio jack should be in place.

Obviously, everything should be taken with a grain of salt now, but the display of the pictured Huawei Y7 (2018) might give us a hint: the launch could be scheduled for April 15, 2018. We will see if this turns out to be true in exactly one month, so stay tuned for more leaks and rumors until then (and enjoy the review of last year's Huawei Y7 below).


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Codrut Nistor, 2018-03-15 (Update: 2018-03-15)