Huawei has just launched its latest budget-friendly smartphone, the Huawei Y6s, in the Philippines. The device sports a Mediatek MT6765 chipset, a 13MP rear camera, and an 8MP front camera. Join us for a quick take of this handset.
The rear of the Y6s is reminiscent of the Google Pixel and the Huawei Y9 Prime 2019’s design, employing a two-tone finish which Huawei dubbed as Orchid Blue. The upper portion of the Y6s’s plastic back is glossy, while the other half is matte. Even if it’s plastic, the smartphone feels sturdy in the hands. It’s also a rather slim and lightweight device. The 13MP camera and the circular fingerprint scanner occupy the upper half of the device’s back.
On the display aspect, the Y6s sports a 6.09-inch screen with a drop notch that houses the 8MP shooter. The side bezels are thin, but the chin is pretty wide, with the Huawei logo stamped on it.
Located on the right side are the power button and volume rocker. They’re easy to reach and clicky enough when used.
Sitting on the left side is the hybrid dual SIM tray. The Y6s’ storage can be expanded up to 512GB via microSD.
Up top, we have the 3.5mm headphone jack and the noise-canceling mic for the loudspeaker.
At the bottom, we have the noise-canceling mic for regular calls hidden in a speaker grille, the single downward-firing speaker, and the micro USB port sandwiched between them.
The Y6s comes equipped with 3GB RAM, 64GB storage, a 3,020mAh battery, and EMUI 9.1. Priced at PHP 6,990, we’ll be taking this device for a full spin to see if it can stand its ground in the entry-level segment. Stay tuned.
Huawei Y6s specs:
6.09-inch HD+ (1560 x 720) IPS display, 283ppi
MediaTek MT6765 2.3GHz octa-core CPU
microSD up to 512GB
13MP F1.8 rear cameras
8MP F2.0 front camera
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
3.5mm audio jack
EMUI 9.1 (Android 9.0 Pie)
156.28 x 73.50 x 8.00 mm
Orchid Blue, Starry Black