Huawei has now finally announced the India launch date for the upcoming Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 by listing it on Amazon. Launched originally in May, the smartphone will be an elder sibling to the Huawei Y9 2019 which was introduced in the country earlier this year, in January.
Notably, the Y9 Prime 2019 will be an upper mid-range smartphone with a pop-up selfie camera, Kirin 710F SoC and a triple camera setup as its main highlights. Given that the phone is already up for sale in other countries, including Nigeria, we already have its specification and pricing estimates.
Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 Specs, Features
The Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 sports a 6.59-inch IPS LCD display with a full-HD resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels, and a 19.5:9 ratio. As noted, there’s no notch up front, and the phone comes with a pop-up selfie camera. Under the hood, the phone gets powered by octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 710F SoC. Globally, it comes with 4GB of RAM coupled with 64GB/128GB internal storage options.
For photography, the phone gets a triple camera setup module, comprising of a 16 MP primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture and an 8MP ultra-wide shooter. There’s also a 2MP tertiary unit for sensing depth information. For selfies, there’s a motorised pop-up 16MP camera with f/2.0 aperture.
The Amazon listing boasts of nifty camera features that the phone brings in. It’s AI algorithm allows the rear camera to recognise 22 categories and over 500 scenes in a real-time. Moreover, the selfie camera on the phone is capable of identifying eight different scenes to enhance self-portraits.
Like other Huawei phones, the Y9 Prime 2019 runs EMUI 9 based on Android 9 Pie. Further, there’s a 4,000mAh battery but lacks fast charging. Lastly, the connectivity options on the phone comprise of Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, FM Radio, and a USB Type-C port.
Price in India (Expected)
The Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 was lately launched in Nigeria this month with a price tag of NGN 83,900 (about Rs. 16,000). Whereas it’s available for purchase at KSH 23,499 (roughly Rs. 15,600) for 4/128GB model in Kenya and SAR 969 (approximately Rs. 17,800) in Saudi Arabia.
Having said that, we expect the Indian price to be on-par with global prices. Following which, the company is likely to launch the phone under 20K, that too in Emerald Green and Sapphire Blue colour options, as teased on Amazon. Stay tuned for the official launch on August 1, 2019.