Huawei has quietly taken the wraps off a new smartphone, dubbed Y9 (2019). While the company hasn’t revealed the pricing or availability details, the device is expected to a relatively affordable device.
As the name suggests, the new Huawei Y9 (2019) is the successor to last year’s Y9 (2018). Though there is no official word, the smartphone is expected to be available later this month starting with China. Buyers will be able to choose from color options like Midnight Black, Blue Swarovski, and Aurora Purple.
The Huawei Y9 (2019)’s highlight is its photographic chops. The device features four cameras – two at the back, and two at the front. The dual-camera setup at the back includes a pair of 16-megapixel and 2-megapixel sensors. Up front, the camera setup includes a pair of 13-megapixel, and 2-megapixel sensors. Both the secondary sensors are expected to collect depth data for portrait mode shots.
Huawei Y9 (2019) specifications, features
As far as specifications are concerned, the Huawei Y9 (2019) flaunts a 6.5-inch FHD+ (2340×1080 pixels) display with a notch at the top. Under the hood is Huawei’s Kirin 710 octa-core SoC paired with 4GB and 6GB of RAM. There are two memory options to choose from including 64GB and 128GB, and both support microSD cards to further expand the memory.
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Making sure everything ticks is a 4,000mAh battery, and on the software front, the device runs Android 8.1 Oreo-based EMUI 8.2. For security, there is a fingerprint sensor at the back, which the company claims can unlock the device in just 0.3 seconds. The smartphone’s connectivity options include Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz/5GHz), Bluetooth 5.0, and GPS/GLONASS.