Huawei is all set to unveil the low-cost smartphone under the umbrella of Huawei Y5 Lite 2018 running on Android Go – an optimised version of Android OS specially tailored for devices having 512MB to 1GB of RAM. Though, Nokia and ZTE have already released their brands of Android Go devices dubbed as Nokia 1 and Tempo Go, the addition of Huawei Y-Series 2018 will offer more choices for customers to compare and decide.

Earlier this year, the Chinese tech giant revealed in the Mobile World Congress that it would launch a smartphone running Android Go within few months and now Zhao Likun, general manager for Huawei South Africa has said in a statement:

We are launching our first Android Go smartphone named Y-series 2018 – the first product equipped with Android Go. We will launch the new smartphone from May this year. It means that we can provide 1GB RAM plus 16GB ROM with Android Go… consumers that use such a phone, they’ll still have good performance, at least for two years.

It is quite evident from the above statement that the Huawei Y-series 2018 will bring entry level devices; likely having 1GB of RAM along with 16GB of native storage. Moreover, Huawei is confident with the specs sheet to withstand the technology advancements for at least two years.

The pioneer of the series will be named as Huawei Y5 Lite 2018 running Android Go version of Oreo under the hood. It is expected that a MediTek MT6737m chipset will also be there to power up the device that sports Dual SIM functionality and screen resolution of 854×480 pixels. Remember the same chipset is used in Nokia 3.

As far as price factor is concerned, we expect a price tag of not more than $70 for the upcoming Huawei Y5 Lite 2018 with all those entry level specs.