Huawei might soon offer an ultra-affordable Android smartphone

Why it issues to you

If Huawei’s different U.S. telephones are any indication, we could possibly be in for a strong shock with its extremely-reasonably priced entry.

Since 2015, Huawei’s U.S. smartphones have consisted of midrangers just like the Honor 6X and extra excessive-finish choices just like the Mate 9. Based mostly on current benchmarks and FCC listings, nevertheless, it appears as if an entry-degree choice is on its means.

In accordance with the listings, MediaTek’s quad-core 1.44GHz MT6737T processor and 2GB RAM energy a telephone termed the “Maya,” whereas the MicroSD card slot offers further storage. A 2,920mAh battery retains the lights on, with the telephone is suitable with LTE bands 2, four, 5, and seven. Sadly, the telephone apparently runs Android Marshmallow out of the field, although it’s too early to find out whether or not it can obtain an replace to Android Nougat.

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Apparently, the Maya is listed beneath mannequin numbers MYA-L03 and MYA-L23. Based mostly on the listings, the previous sports activities one SIM card slot, whereas the latter consists of two such slots. Whatever the mannequin, the Maya will function a detachable again cowl, although it seems just like the battery won’t be detachable.

Nearly every part else is shrouded in thriller, although it appears as if Huawei needs to focus on the low-finish smartphone market within the U.S. The corporate has slowly constructed a strong array of choices for the nation, however it has but to ship an extremely-reasonably priced choice since its renewed U.S. advertising technique took impact with the Honor 5X‘s launch again in October 2015. Since then, Huawei launched the Honor eight, Mate 9, and Honor 6X within the U.S., however all these telephones value a minimum of $250 unlocked.

The Maya could possibly be that low-finish choice, because the telephone is predicted to promote for round $one hundred to $one hundred fifty. It could possibly additionally present Huawei with some respiration room, because the midrange smartphone market has considerably matured since 2015. Anticipate the telephone to promote by means of some pay as you go channels, with an official announcement someday within the close to future.

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