Huawei Y6 Pro quietly goes official with massive battery, overall unremarkable specs
Aside from the ever-expanding Honor family of ridiculously cheap phones, and high-profile product rosters like G, P or Mate, Huawei tends to overcrowd the market a little with lesser known, low-key Android handhelds also, most of which are targeted at specific countries or regions.
It remains to be seen exactly where the newly unveiled Y6 Pro might be headed, but it’s definitely outside China, since the world’s largest smartphone market received this fellow’s identical twin last fall under the Enjoy 5 name.
There really is no discernible difference between the “global” Huawei Y6 Pro and regional Enjoy 5, so we have reason to expect seeing the new guy priced well below the $200 mark too. Especially after the Honor 5X’s US and European releases, given the 5.5-incher is superior to the 5-incher in almost every way, at least on paper.
Almost, mind you, with the Y6 Pro clearly holding the advantage in the battery capacity department (4,000 vs 3,000 mAh). A smaller and lower-res 720p screen, plus a less powerful quad-core MediaTek MT6735P, also mean the real-life endurance numbers should go through the roof, while 2GB RAM will take care of your average multitasking needs.
Average is likely the best word to describe the 13 and 5MP cameras as well, plus the 16GB internal storage space (expandable via microSD), and pre-loaded Android 5.1 Lollipop software. The Huawei Y6 Pro tips the scales at 160 grams, measures 9.7mm in depth, which isn’t half bad for the ginormous cell inside, and color options will include gold, white, and gray.