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Huawei Y7 Pro (2019) is official – but it’s missing something major

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Huawei Y7 Pro (2019) is official – but it’s missing something major

It will launch in Vietnam on January 5

Huawei can’t seem to stop churning out new smartphones, the latest of which is the Huawei Y7 Pro (2019) – a more affordable version of the budget Huawei P Smart (2019), which was announced in Europe earlier this week.

The Huawei Y7 Pro (2019) is identical to the P Smart (2019) from a cosmetic standpoint; there’s a massive edge-to-edge screen on the front, interjected by a so-called ‘waterdrop notch’, and a dual-camera on the rear (13MP + 2MP).

But the situation under the hood couldn’t be more dissimilar. The P Smart’s Kirin 710 CPU has been replaced by a Snapdragon 450, its 64GB of storage has been slashed to 32GB and its fingerprint reader has been stripped out.

The Y7 Pro does, however, have something going for it: battery life. As a result of the omission of the fingerprint sensor and the inclusion of a 4000mAh battery, the Y7 Pro will – on paper, at least – last a fair bit longer than the P Smart.

In terms of availability, Huawei has announced that the Huawei Y7 Pro (2019) will launch in Vietnam on January 5, where it will be available for $170 outright. There’s no word on whether it will make its way to other regions, though.

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