Huawei announced the 2019 edition of Y9 back in January. Later in May 2019, they announced Y9 Prime. And finally, today they are launching it here in India. It is the first time after the US ban was lifted, Huawei launching a device in India. The device has a lot of resemblance to the Huawei P Smart Z smartphone.
The Huawei Y9 Prime sports a 6.59 inch FHD+ TFT LCD display with an aspect ratio of 19:5:9 and it has a 2.5D curved glass display. It has a pixel per inch value of 391. The device has a pop-up front camera, so thankfully there’s no notch. The device is powered by Octa-Core Kirin 710 processor which is built on the 12nm process. It is coupled with ARM Mali-G51 MP4 GPU. The company has used the same chipset in a couple of devices before. Further, to enhance the gaming experience on the smartphone, it comes with Huawei’s GPU Turbo 2.0 and the company vouches for a 4D gaming experience. It is paired with 4GB RAM and 128GB of storage. It can be further expandable memory up to 512GB via microSD card.
Talking about optics, it has a triple rear camera setup. It has a primary 16MP primary sensor with an aperture value of f/1.8, paired with an 8MP secondary ultra-wide sensor and finally, a third 2MP depth sensor. This is the usual depth sensor used in Huawei/Honor devices. The device has inbuilt Night Mode, additionally, it supports 3D studio lighting modes. There’s also support for slow-motion videos captured at 480fps. As said above it has a front pop-up camera which sports a 16MP module.
It runs on EMUI 9 on top of Android Pie. The device is backed by a 4000 mAh battery which only supports 10W charging. The brand still retains a headphone jack and charges over a type c port. It has a physical fingerprint sensor for security measures. The Huawei Y9 Prime comes in Midnight Black, Emerald Green, and Sapphire Blue color options. The device is priced at Rs 15990 for the 4/128GB variant. It is available at Amazon and will start selling the Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 from August 7, exclusively for Prime members, while regular customers would be able to purchase the phone from August 8. Those who pre-book from offline stores will get Huawei Sport BT headphones and a 15,600mAh power bank both worth Rs. 4,598.
Huawei Y9 Prime Specifications
- 6.59 inch FHD+ TFT display
- HiSilicon Kirin 710
- 4GB RAM
- 128GB Storage
- 16+8+2 MP triple rear camera
- 16 front pop-up camera
- 4000 mAh battery