There was a time when Huawei had a large catalog of entry-level and mid-range devices, like the Huawei Y or the P Smart, but they almost completely disappeared after the American veto. Now here is one of Huawei’s first budget phones since then, the new Huawei Nova Y60.

The Huawei Nova Y60 is a new entry line with measured specs accompanied by a nice and updated design. Mount the Helio P35 inside, a triple camera and a big battery.

Huawei Nova Y60 technical sheet

Huawei nova y60


6.6 “ACL
HD +

Dimensions and weight

165.26 x 76.02 x 9.2 mm
185 grams.


Helio P35



Storage room

64 GB
MicroSD up to 512 GB

Front camera

8 megapixel f / 2.0

Rear camera

13 megapixels f / 1.8
5 MP f / 2.2 UGA
2 MP f / 2.4 bokeh


5,000 mAh
10W load

Operating system

Android 10
EMUI 11.0.1


Wi-Fi b / g / n
Bluetooth 5.1
Mini plug


Fingerprint reader on the side


176 euros to change

A new entry level from Huawei

Since the US veto, Huawei has significantly curtailed the launch of new models, focusing almost entirely on the mid-range and China. The Huawei Nova Y60 is cut from another model, being a simple mobile which, in addition, was put on sale outside of China. Right now in South Africa.

In a way, the Huawei Nova Y60 is reminiscent of the old Huawei Y, with a low price and a good design. It’s an unpretentious terminal, with a 6.6-inch diagonal LCD screen and HD + resolution.

At the top of the screen is the notch that surrounds the front camera, with a resolution of 8 megapixels and an aperture of f / 2.0. Behind, the terminal mounts a triple camera in a rectangular camera module.

It is a main sensor of 13 megapixels and an aperture of f / 1.8, with a wide angle of 5 megapixels and an aperture of f / 2.2 and a third sensor of 2 megapixels for the portrait mode, with a mode beauty 5.0 and other AI optimizations.

The power of the Huawei Nova Y60 is provided by the MediaTek Helio P35, with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage expandable via a microSD card. The terminal does not include HarmonyOS but rather EMUI 11.0.1, based on Android 10.

As usual in inexpensive mobiles, the Huawei Nova Y60 relies on autonomy, carrying a large battery of 5,000 mAh of capacity, although with a standard charge of 10W. The fingerprint reader is present on one of its sides.

Huawei Nova Y60 versions and prices

The Huawei Nova Y60 is currently official in South Africa, where it can already be purchased. It’s available in green and black colourways and a unique combination of RAM and storage, for 3,099 South African Rand, 176 euros to change.

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