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Huawei smartphone to clink the entry-level market: HUAWEI nova Y60

Lingering on the market for a new smartphone but have no clue where to start?

Huawei recently launched its nova series, the HUAWEI nova Y60 and the HUAWEI nova 8. Packed with some impressive specs the HUAWEI nova 8 and HUAWEI nova Y60 are here and ready to be discovered. The nova series offers stylish design and affordable flagship features, it’s designed to make Huawei’s innovations accessible to all consumers, especially for those who don’t want to spend too much on a smartphone.

So, what is so special about the HUAWEI nova Y60?

This device is the go-to if you are looking for a midrange all-rounder smartphone or something that is more affordable yet delivering balanced performance.

What surprises will the HUAWEI nova Y60 bring?

Based on what we’ve already seen, this smartphone has a lot to offer, from full-view display to powerful audio and long battery life, especially suitable for those who love watching videos and listening to music on their smartphone.

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Long battery life

First of all, it’s a battery life champion. It comes with a large 5000mAh battery, which is not very common in flagship smartphones. If you suffer from battery-anxiety, HUAWEI nova Y60 may make you feel more secure as it also supports Huawei’s power-saving technology to offer an even longer battery life.

Design & Display

There will be two colour options for HUAWEI nova Y60, the Crush Green and Midnight Black – both look sleek and chic.

As mentioned, HUAWEI nova smartphones are great gadgets for multimedia. Without a doubt, HUAWEI nova Y60 makes no exception. It is equipped with a 6.6-inch HUAWEI FullView Display. The bezels are very thin on all four sizes, so the smartphone can provide a larger viewing area for games, videos and webpages. It uses an HD+ screen that can render vibrant colours and fine details so you can expect an enjoyable viewing experience from HUAWEI nova Y60.

Balanced Triple Camera

In terms of camera performance, this new smartphone is going to provide an outstanding mobile photography experience. According to the official poster, it has a decent AI triple camera on the back and an 8MP selfie camera at the front. What sets it apart from other budget phones is the 13MP main camera fitted with a large aperture of f/1.8 – a larger aperture means it can capture more lights and take clearer pictures even in low light conditions. Another two cameras are the Ultra-Wide Angle Camera and Depth Camera – both are helpful for creating creative still photos.

If you love taking selfies or portraits, you’ll love the built-in Huawei Beauty Mode 5.0 on HUAWEI nova Y60. It is available on both the rear and front cameras.

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Huawei exclusive features

The HUAWEI nova Y60 also provides smart features and experience that only can be found on Huawei smartphones, such as the MeeTime call, knuckle gesture and Multi-Window. The AppGallery will be available on the phone to give users access to wide-ranging apps and services.


The HUAWEI nova Y60 will be on sale on the Huawei Store (Online) from 1 September 2021 for R3 099 and get a free Bluetooth headset valued at R699.

Lookout for the HUAWEI nova 8 also for R12 999 and receive a bundle deal with the HUAWEI FreeBuds 4i for R12 999.

Both these smartphones come with a two-year warranty, one-time free screen guard service, free unboxing service at store and 50-days screen insurance. Also available from Vodacom, MTN, Telkom, Cell C and Takealot.

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