The Huawei Y6 Prime 2019 is set to be the Chinese device maker’s second budget smartphone to be launched in the country this year, after the launch of another Y-series smartphone, the Huawei Y7 Prime 2019.
With the Y6 Prime 2019, Huawei is looking to keep the pace set by the Y7 Prime 2019 which, according to the company, managed to sell over 5,000 units in its first month of availability.
When it launches next week, the Huawei Y6 Prime 2019 will become the company’s 5th Y-series smartphone to be officially made available locally.
Huawei has launched the Y9 2019, Y5 Lite 2018, Y3 2018 and, recently, Y7 2019 all within the last 6 months, underscoring the importance of the budget Y-series smartphones to the company as well as the company’s strategic approach to the country’s price-sensitive phone market.
Like the Y7 Prime 2019, the Y6 Prime 2019 features a teardrop/dewdrop notch at the top as well as the same sleek design that we have come to expect from Huawei’s budget devices since last year, in addition to being almost similar in size to the former.
Even better, unlike all the Y-series smartphones we have seen from Huawei recently, the Y6 Prime 2019 arrives with the latest version of Android, Pie, out of the box.
This is particularly important since budget devices from Huawei, as well as other smartphone brands, tend to be sidestepped when it comes to receiving major software upgrades as companies tend to be biased towards their premium offerings and the only way for budget devices to get a software upgrade is usually by way of upgrading their hardware – buying a new phone.
In the run up to the launch next week, Huawei has, since March 5th, been running a price guess competition online through one of its launch partners, online retailer Kilimall (participate here). The competition ends on March 11th.
As was the case last year when Huawei was unveiling other Y-series devices, those who correctly guess the price of the Huawei Y6 Prime 2019 stand a chance of winning several goodies including the device itself.