Huawei launched the Y6II -also known as the Huawei Honor 5A in some markets- today at Huawei offices on Rwenzori Towers, Kampala. The device is categorised as mid-range and retails for UGX 655,600 at the various outlets dealing in Huawei products in Uganda.
The Huawei Y6II runs Android Marshmallow skinned in Huawei’s highly customised EMUI 4.1 user interface. The device comes in different flavors including black, white, gold and even pink, believe it or not. Huawei paid special attention to smooth rounded finish in the spirit of other Huawei devices which have come before.
Under the hood, the Y6II sports an impressive octa-core Kirin 620 processor capable of handling serious multitasking. Huawei pulled out all the stops and fitted the device with a 13 MP back camera along with an 8 MP front-facing camera for those selfies. We are yet to get some alone time with the device but with the specs we are seeing, it promises to be quite the performer.
At the launch, Huawei distributed gift hampers to those in attendance, including a Not-for-Sale egg-shaped Bluetooth speaker. One lucky person won the Y6II on the spot following a raffle draw officiated by the Huawei Chinese team.
Quotable: “The Huawei Y6II handset has a wide 5.5 inch display, 13 MP and 8 MP cameras, octa-core processors and an elegant design body style. It also boasts of a larger dynamic 1280×720 resolution display which is crystal clear and rivals existing top digital screens. The durable GFF transparent lamination protects the display from scratches to ensure long-lasting brightness. The Huawei Y6II also has customised round curves designed for easy one-handed use,” Sam C. Ayo, Device Service Manager, Huawei Uganda.
Huawei Y6II Specs
Announced: 2016, June
Available: Released 2016, June
Other names: Huawei Honor 5A
Colors: Black/White/Gold/Pink/Blue/Yellow (Device color is dependent on location, availability)
SIM: Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual standby)
OS: EMUI 4.1 based on Android v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Network: GSM/WCDMA/CDMA/LTE Band
Display: 5.5″ HD (720×1280 pixels)
CPU: Octa-core 1.2 GHz
Memory: 16GB ROM, 2GB RAM, microSD Expandable to 128GB
Camera: 13 MP, autofocus, LED flash, 8 MP front Camera
Connectivity:WIFI 2.4Ghz 802.11 b/g/n, Hotspot, Bluetooth 4.1/4.0
Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass
Battery: Non-removable 3000 mAh battery
Huawei Y6II Price and Where to buy
In Uganda, The Huawei Y6II is going for the price of UGX 655,600 at all Huawei-affiliated distribution points countrywide. These include Nile Communications, Simba Telecom, Go Phones, Fone Express, Praise Communications and online at KiliMall Uganda