New Huawei nova Y61 launches in South Africa

HUAWEI nova Y61

Huawei has launched another nova addition the Huawei nova Y61, a new addition to the Y series.

Part of Huawei’s Y-series is the Nova Y70, the Y70Plus, the Y3, the Y7a, the Y5, and a list of others.

The Y- series is known for its’ competitive prices, which cater to the entry-level market who want a smartphone on a budget.

With funky colors and design, long battery life including fast charging, the Y61 has landed and seems like the charismatic underdog to beat.

The new Y61 is an upgrade from its predecessor the Y60 launched in 2021.

The slightly new design, with more punchy-bright colours separates the Y61 from its predecessor.

No that’s not the only thing.

The camera upgrade from 13 megapixels to 50 MP gets a quick nod at Huawei’s offer to deliver even for the economical buyer.

The Y61 is designed with an interesting rear cover colour effect which when placed under light ensures the rear cover glows.

It’s known as the Star effect an effect which allows the phone to have star like sparkles when the phone is faced down.

The Y61’s minimalist look plus the effect ensures potential users witness just how the Huawei’ team strives to bring innovation in two spheres, design and technology.

Main, second and third camera

An interesting upgrade in camera size the Y61 now comes with the 50 MP AI Triple camera, with three lenses supported by a 50MP main camera.

The second rear lense is the 2MP depth camera, which works in tendem with the 50MP main camera to produce exquisite depth of feel images.

A third camera has a 4cm macro camera.


The Huawei nova Y61 features an 8x ultra high resolution touch control with screen dimming control for smoother seamless user control.


For only R 3 299 the Huawei nova Y61 can be purchased from Huawei’s online store and selected retailers.

Grip, charge and entertainment

Fast charging to date is fast becoming a prerequisite as most mobile phones come with fast battery charging ability.

The Huawei nova Y61 is powered by a 5 000mAh battery which supports fuse free heavy usage.

Users get 9.5 hours of gaming, 25 hours of phone calls, 13.5 hours of web surfing and 13.3 hours of video streaming.

Also read: Xiaomi has officially opened its first South African store



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