The era of mid-range devices is upon us, even as the just unveiled Huawei Y9 (2019) device is taking us into the future a little bit early. Huawei Y9 (2019) smartphone is an upgrade to the Huawei Y9 (2018) device, with it featuring four AI-powered camera, two each on the front and back.
This device, Huawei Y9 (2019) looks so much like a premium device, this is all thanks to its trendy gradient glass build. However, the specs listed on the smartphone deems it to be a mid-range device.
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Design and Display
The design is the major part of the device that gives it the premium feel, and it makes it look like what you have on the Nova or Mate series. The trendy gradient glass build and the highly reflective back design brings out the sheen. Huawei Y9 (2019) is available in Midnight Black, Blue Swarovski, Aurora Purple colours, with each having gradient colours.
Moving unto the display, this device possesses a not so stellar notch that has been made popular by Apple iPhone X. The screen on the smartphone is 6.5-inches in size and comes with a bit of bezel at the side and much of it at the bottom. The screen resolution is 1080 X 2340 pixels making the display of standard.
Camera and Battery
Huawei Y9 (2019) has a dual camera on both sides which brings it to a total of four. It has a 16MP and 2MP duo at the back and a 13MP sensor with 2MP camera at the front too. All of which are AI-powered cameras.
The battery capacity is another feature that should be admired in this device. It packs a whooping 4000mAh battery, that ensures enough to power the smartphone for most part of the day and also comes with fast charge to refill.
Hardware and Software
When it comes to the hardware part, Huawei doesn’t go out to look for SoC, this is due to the fact that they have their very own HiSilicon Kirin 710, which can be found on the Huawei Y9 (2019) device. As regards graphics, it employs a Mali-G51 MP4 GPU driving the graphics.
Huawei Y9 (2019) still runs on Android 8.1 Oreo and has EMUI 8.2 running at the side. On the good side, there is a 4GB RAM or 6GB RAM Huawei Y9 (2019) coming with 64GB and 128GB storage space. External storage can be added to bring it to 400GB using a MicroSD card.
Pricing and availablity
Since the Huawei Y9 (2019) smartphone started shipping in Nigeria from the 14th of December, 2018, it means that this smartphone is available for purchase in most retail and online stores across the country. Huawei Y9 (2019) price in Nigeria starts at 76,900 Naira.
Huawei Y9 (2019) specs
|NETWORK||Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|Status||Available. Released 2018, October|
|BODY||Dimensions||162.4 x 77.1 x 8.1 mm (6.39 x 3.04 x 0.32 in)|
|Weight||173 g (6.10 oz)|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|DISPLAY||Type||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||6.5 inches, 103.7 cm2 (~82.8% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~396 ppi density)|
|PLATFORM||OS||Android 8.1 (Oreo); EMUI 8.2|
|Chipset||Hisilicon Kirin 710 (12 nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (4×2.2 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)|
|MEMORY||Card slot||microSD, up to 400 GB|
|Internal||128 GB, 6 GB RAM or 64 GB, 4 GB RAM|
|MAIN CAMERA||Dual||16 MP, f/2.0, PDAF|
2 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
|Features||LED flash, HDR, panorama|
|SELFIE CAMERA||Dual||13 MP, f/1.8|
2 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
|– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|COMMS||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 а/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|FEATURES||Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|– Charging 5V/2A 10W|
|BATTERY||Non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery|
|MISC||Colors||Midnight Black, Sapphire Blue, Aurora Purple|