Huawei’s portfolio of smartphones is set to get a few new additions aimed at capturing the attention of the budget market: the Y5 and Y7.
The 5.5-inch Y7 packs a sizeable 4000mAh battery, oct-core CPU and 12-megapixel camera.
Huawei say “The Huawei Y7 adopts a bold new design and craft based on its 5.5-inch display. The rondure of the front 2.5D glass perfectly links the screen with the body, giving the impression of a floating display.”
“The metal body combines both durability and lightness, giving you an uncompromising touch experience. The whole design, sandblasted surface, and embossed camera edge is as brilliant to look at as it is to touch.”
It comes accompanied by the Y5, which features a trimmed (but still significant) 3000mAh battery and 8-megapixel camera.
According to Huawei, “At just 8.45mm thin, the soft curvature design and the distinct, textured body, make it easy and comfortable to grip. Every design detail has been carefully considered with the back design finished in a unique CD pattern around the camera lens and the CNC (Computer Numeric Control) crafting process at the bottom.”
The Huawei Y7 will retail for $299 while the Y5 arrives at an RRP of $199.
It’s expected that both will be able to be found in Huawei’s usual retail partners JB Hi-Fi, Australia Post, The Good Guys and Harvey Norman.
The move comes as the competition in the budget phone space grows more heated. Just this week, Motorola made a similar gamble, announcing that their Moto C series will be ranged in Australia for the first time. Nokia also unveiled their revamped range this week, with the company’s new top-of-the-line Nokia 6 landing with an unexpectedly low $399 price-tag.