Back in March this year, the Huawei Y9 (2018) was launched, and now it seems the company is working on a successor. The Huawei Y9 (2019) edition has been spotted listed on China’s TENAA certification website. The device has also received certification from China’s 3C certification agency hinting at an imminent launch.
The listing, spotted by Gizmochina, shows the Huawei Y9 with a codename JKM-AL00. Looking at the specifications and features, this upcoming device seems to be a more premium version of the recently launched Honor 8X. It is clearly seen to feature a bigger battery, and a better set of cameras.
Huawei Y9 (2019) expected specifications, features
The listing reveals that the Huawei Y9 (2019) will feature a big 6.5-inch display with FHD+ (2340×1080 pixels) resolution, and 19.5: 9 aspect ratio. Under the hood is said to be a 2.2GHz octa-core SoC, and the device will be available in two variants – 64GB+4GB RAM, and 128GB+6GB RAM. The internal storage will also be expandable using a microSD card.
For photography, the device is expected to be equipped with four cameras – two at the front, and two at the back. The camera setup at the back will feature a combination of 20-megapixel and 2-megapixel sensors. Up front, the TENAA listing reveals a 16-megapixel front sensor, and possibly a 2-megapixel secondary sensor for depth sensing. The front cameras could also enable Face Unlock feature for an extra layer of security.
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Making sure everything ticks will be a 4,000mAh battery, and the device will run Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box. It is set to feature dimensions of 162.4×77.1×8.05mm, and weigh 173 grams. It will be available in color options of black, pink, blue, and purple.