Huawei Nova Y61 budget phone now available

Come on now Huawei, tell us the chipset like you never told us the CCTVs you made surveying people in China

Huawei has released silently the Nova Y61. It’s a budget phone with a premium-looking design and a camera setup reminiscent of newer iPhones. It uses an Android-based EMUI skin with Huawei Mobile Services.

Aside from its design, the phone is a basic budget phone. Namely, the 6.52in. waterdrop display, the 50MP+2MP+2MP setup, and the 5000Ah battery with 22.5W fast charging, its most notable feature.

The chipset? Don’t bother! Huawei is not telling us. They’re probably not confident about what they have chosen, or they’re just good at hiding, good enough for people to forget that they work with the government of the People’s Republic of China, hence the blacklisting. Although, based on the connectivity description, we could assume its the UNISOC SC9863A or the Helio G25.

Also, speaking of lack of Google, that problem is partially solved thanks to the quick and easy solution called GBox. The phone comes in Blue, Green, or Black and its price starts at Php 7,999 for the 6/64 version. You also get a free coffee mug so that you can drink your coffee while figuring out how to work this thing without Google.

It probably does not have 5G by default thanks to its chipset, not because it was blacklisted by the US government.


  • 6.52in. HD+ (1600x720px) IPS LCD
  • Top-tier secret chipset Huawei is not telling us
    • 50MP (main), f/1.8
    • 2MP (macro), f/2.4
    • 2MP (depth), f/2.4
    • FRONT: 5MP, f/2.2
  • EMUI 12 based on Android and HarmonyOS
    • Huawei Mobile Services
  • 5000mAh, 22.5W fast charging
  • USB-C, 3.5mm jack, MicroSD Card Slot, Virtual RAM
  • 4G LTE, 2.4GHz Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.1
  • Black, Blue, Green
  • PRICE:
    • 6/64: Php 7,999 (with free coffee mug)

It is available now in Lazada and Shopee as well as authorized offline third-party retailers and Huawei’s surprisingly still kicking concept stores nationwide. Purchasing it will reward you with a free coffee mug worth Php 999 and additional storage for Huawei Cloud worth Php 997

Source: Huawei