Huawei Y5p launches in South Africa – price and details

Huawei Y5p smartphone

The Huawei Y5p is now available in South Africa — with a price that makes it the company’s most affordable smartphone to date.

The launch of the Y5p follows last month’s P40 lite 5G release. Huawei also launched its Y6p smartphone on 1 July.

Among its features, the Y5p includes a 5.45-inch display, a 3020mAh battery, and an 8MP main camera. It also has a 5MP selfie camera.

“The Huawei Y5p is an all-rounder that is also extremely affordable – making it the perfect phone for cash-strapped South Africans who want a smartphone at a good price, but don’t want to sacrifice quality or features,” the company said in a statement.

The company has been on a blitz with product releases in South Africa in recent months.

Releases include the P40 series, the MatePad T8, the newly launched P40 Pro +, the MateBook D14 and MateBook D15, and the Watch GT 2e.

However, rather than competing with premium devices, the Y5p is focusing on affordability first.

While it doesn’t have a multi-lens main camera setup or fingerprint reader, it does come with EMUI 10.1 (based on Android 10).

You can see a summary of the Huawei Y5p’s specs below:

  • Display: 5.45-inch HD+ (1440 x 720) IPS display
  • Processor: Mediatek MT6762R octa-core CPU
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Battery: 3020mAh
  • Main camera: 8MP
  • Selfie camera:5MP
  • On-board storage: 32GB

Like Huawei’s other devices released in 2020, the Y5p does not come with Google services.

Huawei Y5p price in South Africa and where to buy

The Huawei Y5p has a recommended retail price of R1 899.

You can buy it from Huawei’s local online store or retail stores such as Foschini, Pep, Ackermans, Woolworths, Truworths, Game, Mr Price, Edgars, Jet, Dunns, and John Craig.

In South Africa, you can get the Phantom Blue and Midnight Black versions of the phone.

If you’re interested in other recently released affordable smartphones, you can also check out the Doogee X95 released this week.

There’s also the Nokia 5.3, released in South Africa earlier this month.

Feature image: Huawei

Megan Ellis


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