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Huawei to Launch the First Android Oreo Go Smartphone, Huawei Y5 Lite 2018

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Mid-budget smartphone is gaining high demand in the tech market. Considering this, Google announced a version of Android 8.1 Oreo Go that will optimize low-end hardware. Android Go was unveiled in December and now features devices like TCL Alcatel 1X, ZTE Tempo Go, and the Nokia 1. To lead the race, Huawei is reported to launch Y5 Lite (2018), which will become the Chinese company’s first ever smartphone featuring Android Oreo 8.1 Go.

Sources reveal that while accessing the firmware files of Huawei Y5 Lite, it can be clearly evidenced that this smartphone features Android Go. The following firmware information was obtained from @FunkyHuawei.

Another way to recognize this Android Go device is that they come with some pre-installed apps like

  • Assistant Go
  • Gmail Go
  • Latin/ME Google Go (Gboard Go)
  • Maps Go
  • Search Go
  • YouTube Go

Huawei Y5 will be a low-end device with the MediaTek MT6737m SoC configuration, which also supports Nokia 3 and All View Viper V3. It will further feature a display with a resolution of 854×480 with no NFC support. With image sensors of hi843 and the ov8856 listed as main sensors and the gc2365 and the hi259 listed as sub sensors, this phone will also have dual-SIM support.

The phone model with the number CAG-L03/CAG-L23 was recently showcased on FCC, which matches the firmware number of Huawei Y5 Lite 2018. The other features and valuable information awaited to be disclosed; we brought you the best from our reliable sources. We will be back soon with some more detailed information regarding this article. We hope to get them from Huawei’s official spokesperson.


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