Huawei to Launch Ascend Y520 in Pakistan for Rs. 11,000

Huawei has recently been flooding the market with a variety of handsets at every price point. It seems like that the introduction of 3G and 4G in Pakistan has made manufacturers like Huawei eager to lock down the newly adopting mobile phone users while still providing choice for the higher end customers.

The latest addition to the Huawei family is the Ascend Y520. A budget oriented device, the Y520 comes with a 4.5 inch LCD display with a resolution of 480×854 pixels. One thing that got our attention was the fact that the screen has 256k colors, rather than the 16M colors that has become norm. So you might want to test out the phone and see if the display is good enough before you commit to the purchase.

The Y520 is powered by a 1.2GHz dual core processor and is paired up with 512MB of RAM. At the back it has a 5MP camera and it comes with a microSD card and 4GB of internal memory. Everything is powered by a 1730mAh battery. The handset will run Android 4.4 KitKat but there is no word on whether an Android 5.0 Lollipop upgrade will be offered.

Huawei Ascend Y520

The Huawei Y520 will go on sale starting on November 8 for roughly 11,000 PKR. At that price point, the offered specs are going to provide stiff competition to the likes of Qmobile,  who have established themselves in the lower and lower-middle end of the Android smartphone market.

The introduction of the budget oriented Y-series caps off Huawei’s serious push into the Pakistani market.

We previously covered how Huawei poached Humaima Malick from Samsung for their advertisement campaign and it seems like the TVC’s will start hitting the screen featuring the Y520 in the very near future.

Ascend Y520 Specifications

  • Display:
    • 4.5 inch LCD
    • FWVGA (854 x 480)
    • 256k colors
  •  CPU: MTK6572 Dual-core 1.3GHz
  • Operation System: Android™ 4.4 with Emotions UI
  • Memory :
    • RAM : 512M
    • ROM : 4GB
    • MicroSD (up to 32GB)
  • Network: 2G, 3G,
  • Connectivity: WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth with EDR, MicroUSB,
  • Sensors: G-sensor
  • Camera
    • Rear Camera: 5.0 Mega pixel FF
    • Front: 0.3 Mega pixel
  • Battery: 1730mAh
  • Price in Pakistan: Rs. 11,000

Talal is the Editor in Chief at ProPakistani.


  • Uzair Farooqi

    I seriously want to ask #Propakistani that were these images of Humaima Malik were necessary to include in the review of this phone?

    • Saqib

      Well raised point yar, aik dafa to banda ooper ruk hi jata hy :/

      • Uzair Farooqi

        Well when i made this comment. It contained 5 6 images of Humaima Malik

        • Saqib

          oh bhains!!!!!

        • Bilal Iqbal

          Set to farigh hy. Chlo model sy guzara kr lia jay. ( company thinking) lol

        • Ææmįr Mōhâmmåd

          LOLOL

      • Ali Asghar

        Jo nahi rukta, wo aap k comment parh kar dubara uper zarur dekhega ; ) Human nature :D

        • Saqib

          hahahaha….sach farmaya :D

    • Bilal Hussain

      esa pose krne k bad b flat screen he :P

    • Kashif

      Mere pas to ProPakistani k mostly images aty hi nahi hain… (O_o)

    • Cruise

      It worked and it didn’t work. I clicked the link but I didn’t read the article…

    • Dr. Aamir Liaquat Hussain

      nhi to kon parhay ga post ko.sub samajty per sawal zarur krna

    • Zeta

      You got a problem with her. What’s up with the unnecessary hashtag #ProPakistani?

  • kopikop

    Hmm…Let me seee…Where are the specifications of Humaima Malik? Huawei forgot to release them? In the pics, all I see is the model.
    And in second last pic, she appears to be squatting. Nice photographer. After getting a new doll, Huawei forgot to fire their advertisement agency. Hahahah
    Getting a used phone like i9000 or Moto G is better. Good decisions last long.

  • GBz

    also there is nothing special in phone at this price , we already have phones @ quad core and 1 GB ram pricing around 10k .

  • Shoaib

    Excellent offer by Huawei

  • ali

    1K or add kar k ram or bettry power increase nai kar skta tha….

  • Bilal Ahmad

    nothing new in this device

  • JahanZaib Yousaf

    I am seriously saying that Propakistani is getting paid now
    You guys might remember Nokia reviews Good Bad Good

    • aamir7

      Its so easy to allege anyone… I can call you paid commenter as well, from a competition. But alas, it doesn’t work this way.

      • JahanZaib Yousaf

        Please read the comments of people and post a logical answer boss

      • JahanZaib Yousaf

        Anyway apology for selecting non appropriate words.

  • Sher Khan

    It is hard to spot that the model is actually holding a phone.

  • Savvy

    whats wrong if they have signed Humaima Malik as brand ambassador. They are not the first one to do that.

  • Kashif

    well, the set is already in market, and i bouoght it 2 weeks ago :-)