Huawei Y6 Could be the Budget Smartphone You’ve Been Waiting for


We occasionally do these comprehensive listings of phones at various price points. If you may have noticed, we tend to lean a lot on the budget smartphones. The low cost/entry level ones. That’s because in the Kenyan market, they are some of the bestsellers. The same applies to many other African markets. After all expensive smartphones don’t account for a large chunk of the African smartphone market. According to research firm IDC, only 14% of the smartphones shipped in Q1 2015 to the African market were high end smartphones. So we’re pretty excited at news that we could be seeing a new sub $200 smartphone from Chinese smartphone maker Huawei hitting the markets soon.

The Huawei Y6 smartphone model is not a stranger to us. It has been around for quite some time and it probably did just enough to warrant a refresh in the form of the Y6 Scale which is expected to be released by the end of the month and cost just $165.


The Huawei Y6 Scale is expected to pack the following specifications:

  • Display: 5 inch HD (720p)
  • Camera: 8 MP main; 2 MP selfie
  • Memory: 8 GB internal storage (expandable); 1 GB RAM
  • Processor: Unnamed quad-core chip backed by an Adreno 304 GPU
  • Operating System: Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • Battery: 2200 mAh
  • Network: LTE
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth, Wi-Fi


Via PhoneArena