Two models of #huawei’s Y3 2017 have apparently cleared the FCC certification process and will likely be released soon in the United States. The two models bear model numbers CRO-L02 and CRO-L22 and both of these are variants of the same handset. In fact, as far as the FCC listing reveals, the two models are similar in every way except for the number of SIM that they support. The CRO-L02 supports just one SIM card, while the CRO-L22 supports two SIM cards.

FCC certification for the Huawei smartphones

Aside from the differing SIM card support, the connectivity and other features in the two models are exactly the same. Both of the handsets can connect to the 4G LTE networks but will only support the 5 and 7 bands of the same.

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The devices are also capable of connecting to 2G GSM and 3G WCDMA networks. Apart from this, both models can support 2.4 GHz WI-Fi connectivity, along with Bluetooth support as well.

The images of the Y3 2017 were leaked via Slash Leaks back in April when it first hit the FCC for certification. The images indicated back then that the device was being targeted for the lower end market. The build quality of the device also seemed to show its inferiority when compared to the premium or mid-budget smartphones on the market.

The images also revealed the absence of any hardware buttons or soft keys to navigate around the system, and it seems that it will support virtual keys for moving through the OS after the phone is switched on. In those images, the handset seemed to sport a 5-inch display, while on the back a primary camera with LED flash was visible along with circular speakers.

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The rear cover of the phone will be removable and a user would have to insert the SIM card after the removal of the back panel.

Specs and price of the Huawei Y3 2017

Being an entry-level #Smartphone, the Huawei Y3 2017 sports 1 GB of RAM along with 8 GB of internal storage. The handset is powered either by the MediaTek MT6737M or the MT6580 chip. The device also features an 8-megapixel primary camera and a 2-megapixel selfie snapper and will come with a 2,200mAh battery. At launch, the device is expected to arrive with Android 6.0 Marshmallow on board.

The Huawei Y3 2017’s predecessor, the Huawei Y3 II, bore a $80 price tag upon its release in the U.S. Being a similarly low-end smartphone, the Huawei Y3 2017 will also likely sport a similar price point. However, Huawei has yet to reveal the cost of the upcoming handset. #Entry Level