Huawei Mobile Kenya has announced the launch of the #HUAWEIY7p, the latest stylish addition to the HUAWEI Y Series. Equipped with a bevy of upgrades and a 48MP AI Triple Camera, the HUAWEI Y7p makes for a truly compelling choice for value-seeking consumers. The smartphone will be retailing in select stores across the country including Jumia at the recommended retail price (RRP) of just Kshs 18,500.
At the core of HUAWEI Y7p are Huawei Mobile Services (HMS), which include a range of essential smartphone features including the Huawei AppGallery, an app marketplace from which users can easily download apps.
Speaking of the new device in the market, Huawei Mobile Kenya Country Head, Jim Zhujie said: “The HUAWEI Y7p brings to the themed range segment a design ethos that makes it stand out from other commonly seen devices. With a massive 6.39 inch FHD+ HUAWEI Punch FullView display and a resolution of 1560 x 720 upfront that has an extremely small punch hole in the corner, the HUAWEI Y7p gives users an immersive bezel-less viewing experience. This is further complemented by the gradient color finishes on the back of the phone which further accentuates the smartphone’s design ethos, making it aesthetically pleasing and more stream-lines.”
“In addition to this, the HUAWEI Y7p also brings to the table a wide range of smart features that give it an edge over other mid-range smartphones. This includes the famed GPU Turbo 3.0 for enhanced gaming graphics, video reminding for incoming calls and even HUAWEI 9.1 SKY stereo sound for a more immersive audio experience. It also comes with Huawei Mobile Services (HMS), making it the first device in the market to come with HMS. The service has a range of essential smartphone features like the Huawei AppGallery from where users can download and install their favorite apps,” he concluded.
Equipped with a large 1/2-inch sensor, the HUAWEI Y7p also excels in low light scenarios, producing clear, low noise images that are rich with colours and details whether the user is shooting in broad daylight or at night. Night Mode also makes a return, supporting stabilisation for handheld shots taken with up to a six-second exposure for easy detail-packed low-light shots.
Upon detecting that the user is shooting with backlight, the camera will turn on HDR Mode, which can combine three frames taken in quick succession to create a stunning photo that has a higher dynamic range. Like many other Huawei smartphones, HUAWEI Y7p also features AI Scene Recognition, enabling the rear cameras to recognise over 500 scenes and apply real-time custom enhancement to turn works of novices into masterpieces. Additionally, 480fps video capture enables users to capture slow-motion videos that play back at 1/16 normal speed.
Embedded underneath the Punch FullView display is a powerful 8MP front camera that supports Huawei’s camera AI algorithms. Portrait Mode produces gorgeous photos and selfies by applying custom optimisations based on a subject’s face while retaining the details on their faces. Additionally, the front camera supports HDR Mode for stunning selfies in high dynamic range. The front camera uses AI Scene Recognition which enable it to recognize up to eight scenes including blue sky, plants, night scene and more, optimizing the settings required for the perfect shot.
In addition, the front camera supports Face Unlock 2.0 for speedy device unlock
An all-round photograph experience with a 48MP AI Triple Camera
The HUAWEI Y7p offers a rear AI triple-camera setup that includes a 48MP main camera with an f/1.8 wide-aperture lens for capturing frame-worthy moments in true, native high resolution, an 8MP ultra-wide angle camera supporting 120-degree field of view for scenic landscape shots, group photos and wide-angle video capture, and a 2MP depth assist camera for simulating realistic shallow depth-of-field effects that are a staple of any breath-taking portraits.
Trendy Design with a 6.39’’ Punch Fullview Display
Designed to be a showstopper, the HUAWEI Y7p is equipped with a gorgeous Punch FullView Display. Measuring at 6.39 inches diagonally and with thin bezels, the 19.5:9 display supports a HD+ resolution of 1560×720 for displaying fine details with vivid clarity. At the top left corner is one of the industry’s smallest blind holes – measuring at just 4.5mm wide – providing an opening for the front camera with minimal compromise in the viewing experience. With a 90 per cent screen-to-body ratio, the display makes watching any video and gaming an absolute joy. Additionally, HUAWEI Y7p has a fingerprint scanner at the back to provide another convenient and secure means for device unlock.
The back of HUAWEI Y7p is layered on top a reflective layer to produce a futuristic glare effect. The mid-frame seamlessly connects the two sides, producing a streamlined, uni-body look that is both aesthetically pleasing and makes for a more comfortable grip.
The smartphone comes in classic Midnight Black and unique Aurora Blue colours. The Aurora Blue variant uses blue and green gradients to create a distinguishable and fashionable look.
HUAWEI Y7p offers a triple-card tray that includes two slots for Dual SIM support and one for storage expansion via MicroSD card of up to 512GB.
Running easy-to-use intelligent EMUI9.1 on Kirin 710F with an integrated octa-core processor, the HUAWEI Y7p delivers a smooth experience across productivity and entertainment apps. The latest HUAWEI Y Series device also includes system-level optimisations such as the Extendable Read-Only File System (EROFS) and Full Scene Acceleration technology for better system, storage and app performances.
The HUAWEI Y7p also comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage which can be expanded to 512GB with a micro SD card (sold separately).
With a large 4000mAh (typical value) battery and Huawei’s AI power saving technology, the smartphone offers a reliable long battery life, ideal for those that are always on the go.
Smart features for a Smart Experience
Built for gamers, the GPU Turbo 3.0 feature on the HUAWEI Y7p boosts performance by enhancing graphics for a more immersive gaming experience.
Additional smart features also include video reminding for incoming calls, which lets you add a unique video ringtone for your friends. Meanwhile, the HUAWEI 9.1 SKY stereo sound, optimizes the audio experience.