Huawei, the third largest smartphone maker in the world, is expanding its market in Africa.
The Chinese company has launched the Huawei Y3C and Y5C smartphones in Uganda – weeks after the two smartphones hit the Kenyan smartphone market. Huawei is also partnering with more independent retailers across the country to increase its market share.
Both entry smartphones are mid-range and low-cost but they pack enough quality features to be considered as good buys.
The Huawei Y3C smart phone comes with a 4.00-inch touch-screen display and a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. The device is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor which is accompanied by 512MB of RAM.
Talking about camera capabilities, the Huawei Y3C packs a 5-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 2-megapixel front shooter for taking selfies and making video calls. It runs on Android 4.4.4 and is powered by a 1730mAh removable battery.
The Huawei Y3C is a Dual SIM (GSM) smartphone that accepts a Micro SIM. Connectivity options on the phone include Wi-Fi, GPS. It is equipped with Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, and Gyroscope. It also has FM Radio.
The Huawei Y5C on the other hand comes in a medium-sized vibrant 4.5-inch display with a 480 x 854 resolution. It is powered by a 1.2 GHz Quad-core processor and 1GB RAM. An 8GB internal memory is available for storage of applications and media files.
Also known as Honor Bee, the smartphone has an 8MP rear camera while a 2MP camera is in front, offering selfie and video calling services.
The Y5C is backed by a 1730 mAh battery, supports dual SIMs and also has FM Radio.
Both phones have been made available and are on sale at the retail outlets nationwide.
Speaking about the launch of the smartphones, Uganda Country Director for Huawei, Jonny Wenqiang said the phones were produced tailored to the need of Ugandans.
“Our deliberate approach is not only to offer quality and affordable entry-level devices like Huawei Y5C and Y3C but also high end ones like Mate S and Huawei P8,” he said.