Before Huawei’s high-end Mate 9 lands next week, the Chinese brand decided to release a low-end option in its native land. Called the Enjoy 6, the budget-friendly smartphone offers features that are enjoyable, to say the least.
You don’t normally focus on an entry-level phone’s build, but we have to make an exception here. The Enjoy 6 employs a metal body containing a large 4100mAh battery inside. Those two bits are what you’d find on midrange handsets from last year.
It doesn’t end there; the 5-inch display is of the AMOLED kind, similar to what you’d find on Samsung Galaxy phones or higher-end Huawei devices. You only get a pedestrian 1280 x 720-pixel resolution to play with, but it’s just right for the screen size, and it won’t sap as much battery power.
On the back, you’ll find a round fingerprint scanner and 13-megapixel camera; the front has a decent 5-megapixel selfie shooter. Open up the phone (if you dare) to discover an octa-core MediaTek processor and unexpectedly generous 3GB of memory. We wouldn’t be surprised if the Enjoy 6 runs circles around older phones in this category.
Everything else is run-off-the-mill: 16GB of internal storage that can be expanded using a microSD card, two SIM slots with LTE connectivity, and Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Huawei’s proprietary user interface on top.
Huawei will begin sales of the Enjoy 6 on November 1 with a retail price of CNY 1,299 ($190), but it’ll only be available in China for the time being.
It’s tiring to hear about all these new gadgets hitting single Asian markets, but we still have the Mate 9’s launch on November 3 to look forward to. With the event being held in Munich, Germany, it must be available outside of China right off the bat.