As scheduled, the Chinese giant Huawei has now launched the Huawei Y9 (2019) smartphone in India, today at an event held in New Delhi.
For starters, the mid-range smartphone was first unveiled in China, back in October as a successor to the Huawei Y9 (2018). The notable highlights of the device are its notched display, quad cameras, a massive 4,000mAh battery, and Kirin 710 processor.
Huawei Y9 (2019) Features
The Huawei Y9 (2019) sports a large 6.5-inch Full View display with a Full HD+ resolution of 2340 × 1080 pixels. The screen further touts a 2.5D curved glass and a 19:5:9 aspect ratio, thanks to the small notch on top.
Under the hood, the Y9 (2019) gets powered by HiSilicon Kirin 710 SoC coupled with ARM Mali-G51 MP4 GPU for graphics. It is the same 12nm-based chipset that we’ve seen previously on the Honor 8X and Huawei Nova 3i. Moreover, the smartphone comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage which is expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB). Note that the 6/128GB model hasn’t been launched in India.
In the optics department, the handset gets a dual camera setup at the rear. The setup comprises of a 16-megapixel main sensor with f/2.0 aperture. There’s also a 2-megapixel depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture. As mentioned, we have yet another pair of dual shooters at the front. The selfie unit consists of a 13-megapixel primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture alongside a 2-megapixel depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture.
Thanks to the NPU on Kirin 710, the phone can smartly distinguish between different scenes to optimise the output accordingly. Moving on, we have other AI-powered features like portrait and beauty mode.
On the software front, the Y9 (2019) runs on EMUI 8.2 on top of Android 8.1 Oreo. A sufficiently large 4,000mAh battery backs all of this. As for the endurance, it is claimed to provide up to 65 hours of music playback and 9 hours of video playback time.
Additional features include GPU Turbo and AI Power 7.0 for better performance and power efficiency. The phone also incorporates Fingerprint 4.0 identification technology, touted to unlock the smartphone in 0.3 seconds.
Sensors included are an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, gyroscope, and proximity sensor. Lastly, the connectivity options like Bluetooth v5, Micro USB, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz / 5GHz) and GPS + GLONASS are present on board.
Huawei Y9 (2019) Specifications
- 6.5-inch Full-HD+ (2340 × 1080) LCD display
- Octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 710
- Mali-G51 MP4 GPU, GPU Turbo, AI Power 7.0
- 4GB RAM
- 64GB internal storage, expandable up to 256GB via microSD card slot
- 16MP primary rear camera with f/2.0 aperture + 2MP depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture
- 13MP primary front camera with f/1.8 aperture + 2MP depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture
- EMUI 8.2 (Android 8.1 Oreo)
- 4,000mAh battery
- Bluetooth v5, Micro USB, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz / 5GHz) and GPS + GLONASS
Huawei Y9 (2019) Price & Availability
The Huawei Y9 (2019) has been priced at Rs. 15,990 in India for the lone version with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. Available in Midnight Black and Sapphire Blue colours, the smartphone will go on sale exclusively via Amazon.in starting January 15.
All customers will be getting a pair of Boat Rockers Sport Bluetooth headphones with the device worth Rs 2,990 for free, as a part of the limited promotional offer.