Exclusive: Huawei Y7a is Coming to Pakistan Next Week; Huawei's First Centered Punch-hole Screen

Faisal Rasool

Last week, Huawei re-released the Huawei P Smart 2021 as Huawei Y7a. WhatMobile predicted that it will make its way to Pakistan soon. And sure enough, our trusted sources notify that the Huawei Y7a is coming to Pakistan next week. Let’s take a quick look at it.

We start with the processor of Huawei Y9a's little brother, the all-new Y7a comes with a Kirin 710A SoC, which is over two years old now. If you haven’t been following the Huawei ban story, the Chinese phone-maker lost its chip supplier and is now relying on SMIC (a Chinese semiconductor company who’s years away from making a flagship processor) to recycle their old chipsets.

In Huawei Y7a’s case, it’s the Kirin 710 being rebranded as Kirin 710A, although it has the same GPU and CPU configuration, and most importantly, the same 14nm fabrication process as the original 710.

The EMUI 10.1, which ships with the Huawei Y7a, doesn’t have Google support, and since it’s Google that forces OEMs to offer two years of software updates, you might get neither. Huawei reportedly has plans to abandon EMUI and switch to HarmonyOS instead. The specs are pretty cookie-cutter for an entry-level 2020 phone so it is definitely going to be a star in the Huawei price list.

The Y7a by Huawei is secured with a side-facing thumbprint scanner, has an oversized 6.67” full HD+ LCD that operates on 60Hz, and four cameras on the back. The battery capacity is 5000 mAh, powered by 22.5W fast charging. The Y7a comes in only one memory and storage configuration: 4GB + 128GB. Although the centered hole-punch layout of the display is a first for Huawei, the non-descript design of the phone tells the same story. The back is plastic, so is the frame -- available in halftone green, gold, and black colors.

The rear camera setup on the Huawei Y7a is equally predictable. It features a 48MP standard camera, an 8MP 120° ultra-wide lens, and the two predictable 2MP macro and portrait cameras. For selfies, you get a modest 8MP camera. WhatMobile expects a starting price of anywhere between Rs. 33,000 to 36,000 for this phone.


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