Reaches 23.3% Sri Lankan smartphone market share in Q1 2016 – GFK Reports
Huawei, the fastest growing smartphone in Sri Lanka, announced the launch of two new entry level smartphones in Sri Lanka Y3II and Y5II from the Y Generation family of smartphones. The Y5II both 3G and 4G version is available from LKR 14,199 and LKR 15,999 while the Y3II is available for LKR 10,999 in 3G.
Both the devices comes with a unique feature tagged “Easy Key”, which is a function that gives the user a shorter path to their favourite content with a simple press, double –press or press – and- hold. The Y3II device sports a feature named “Rainbow Light”, it lights up when one gets a call, communicating alerts and notification in vibrant colour around the rear camera. The Y5 II front camera comes with a flash adding a new dimension for selfies. Both the devices are available in Black, Gold, colours backed by a one year Singer warranty.
Huawei Y3 II features a smaller 4.5-inch FWVGA screen as compared to Y5 II that comes with a 5-inch HD display. The smartphones run Android 5.1 Lollipop on top of EMUI 3.1. While the Y3 II 3G is powered by quad-core MediaTek MT6582M SoC processor, clocked at 1GHz.
Speaking about the new products introduced Henry Liu – Country Head, Huawei Device Sri Lanka explained, “We are happy to announce that as per the data from GFK one of the largest market research organisations in the world, Huawei shows an increase of 23.30% market share in Q1 2016 in Sri Lanka. Our key to success has being the continuous R&D and introducing disruptive products which are of greater quality for a reasonable price. The Huawei brand is accessible to each and every Sri Lankan through a strong partnership with our national distributor Singer Sri Lanka. We are pleased to once again introduce two affordable products, as we strengthen our product portfolio offering the best for our consumers across the island”.
Huawei Y5 II 3G is powered by 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6582 SoC processor, and Y5 II 4G packs 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6735P SoC processor under the hood. The smartphones pack 1 GB RAM and 8 GB ROM, with expandable memory support.
Ruwan Gamage Marketing Manager Huawei Device Sri Lanka stated, “Huawei has the right product for different types of consumers, including advance technology, innovation, strong functionality and outstanding features for the best price. Huawei is becoming a popular smartphone brand among Sri Lankan consumers, presently it is the number two smartphone brand in the island. Through the establishment of an emotional connection between the brand and its users and our strong support and distribution through SINGER makes the brand complete”.
Huawei Y3 II sports a 5 megapixel primary camera and 2 megapixel front camera. The Y5 II comes with an eight megpixel rear camera and 2 megapixel front camera with flash. The Huawei Y3 II and Y5 II are backed by 2,100 mAh and 2,200 mAh battery respectively. Sri Lanka’s number one smartphone marketer Singer Sri Lanka will ensure the availability of these products through the country’s largest retail network Singer, including Singer Mega, Singer Plus and SISIL World stores, comprising of over 400 retail outlets and Singer’s digital media channel that serves 1500 digital media outlets across the country.