Like Vivo, Huawei also decided to release a mid-range phone that closely resembles the name of Vivo Y5s, the Huawei Y9s. It features Kirin 710F chipset with a 48MP main sensor and 16MP pop-up camera for a price of $239 (~P12K). It’s only available in Iraq with no information whether or not it will be released for other regions.
Huawei Y9s Launched for Iraq
Available in black and crystal colors, the latter mimics the looks of the flagship phone Huawei P30 Pro. But on the camera side, you get a triple camera setup that’s headline by the popular 48MP Sony sensor. Alongside it are the 8MP ultrawide and 2MP depth lenses. Upfront reveals a 6.59″ FHD+ notch-less IPS LCD. That’s because the 16MP selfie camera is housed inside a pop-up mechanism. There’s enough power packed inside the Huawei Y9s, featuring a Kirin 710F paired with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. The battery is rated at 4000mAh and charges via USB Type-C port, however, it’s at a standard 10W. Also, the fingerprint scanner is mounted on the side, together with the power button.
If this sounds all too familiar, that’s because it’s the global variant of Honor 9X. The only thing is that the Kirin 810 is swapped out. The good news, though, is that the Honor 9X will launch in the Philippines on November 30th.
Huawei Y9s specs, price, availability in the Philippines
- Display: 6.59-inch IPS LCD FHD+, Corning Gorilla Glass ver?
- Design: aluminum frame, glass back
- CPU: HiSilicon Kirin 710F
- GPU: Mali-G52
- RAM: 6GB
- Memory: 128 GB + microSD, up to 512 GB
- Main Camera: 48 MP, f/1.8 (wide), 1/2″, PDAF
2 MP (depth sensor)
- Selfie Camera: Motorized pop-up 16 MP, f/2.0
- Connectivity: 4G LTE A, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, USB Type-C, headphone jack
- Security: side-mounted fingerprint scanner
- Battery: 4000 mAh, 10W
- OS: Android 9.0 Pie with EMUI 9.1
- Release date: November 2019 Iraq, Philippines TBD
- Price: $239 (~P12K)