Selling at just R3999, the Huawei Y7 2019 is a compelling product, especially in today’s video-centric social media landscape.
The smartphone is made for youth who are deeply engaged with social media culture. The Huawei Dewdrop Display — first debuted with the flagship Huawei Mate 20 Series in October — lends itself to enhanced viewing thanks to a screen-to-body ratio of 86.7%.
The pearl-shaped notch, which houses an 8MP front camera, is the company’s smallest notch to date. It is situated on the vertical axis of the device, which means it does not disrupt the symmetry of the near-full screen design.
Likun Zhao, VP Huawei Consumer Business Group Southern Africa says: “The Huawei Y-series consumer requires a device that meets their mobile needs but still have a few high-end features. With the success of our introduction of the Y-series that launched last year, we believe that with our latest Y7 2019 we are giving consumers a better experience.”
With a vertically aligned camera system, it resembles a compact digital camera. This is a deliberate design choice: the device was designed to offer the best smartphone photography experience in its class. At the back, a 13+2MP AI camera is enclosed in a durable ceramic-like back cover and metallic chassis.
The primary 13MP camera has a wide aperture of f/1.8 with 16 virtual f-stops (supporting f/1.8-6) to provide granular controls over depth of field effects. The handset allows one to take a portrait with a clear separation between the primary object and background, or a landscape photo where every object in its field of view is clean and crisp. It also supports Master AI, which recognizes 22 categories of objects and scenes.
The EMUI 8.2 software features a range of battery-saving measures for the large 4000 mAh battery. It promises music playback for up to 103 hours or video for 22 hours.
The handset is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core System on Chip (SoC). The 14nm SoC features eight ARM Cortex-A53 high-efficiency cores clocked at 1.8GHz.
It comes with 32GB of internal storage, along with expandable storage of up to 512GB via the microSD card slot.
The Huawei Y7 2019 will be available in Aurora Blue and Midnight Black. The Y7 is available now from major electronics retailers.