Huawei has been pumping out one budget phone after another this year with very similar designs. The latest one in that chain is the Huawei Y9 that was on the rumour radar. The handset was caught in action at the FCC, all but confirming its release.
The Huawei Y9 is a spitting image of the Huawei View 10 in terms of the metal finish, and the front design as well as the rear camera. However, the antenna lines are a bit different and attractive. There’s a fingerprint reader on the rear as compared to the front one on the View 10.
Huawei Y9: hardware specifications
As for the display, the Huawei Y9 sports a 5.93-inch Full-HD+ display with 2160 x 1080p resolution. The handset rocks the HiSilicon Kirin 659 CPU which has been in most of Huawei’s mid-range offerings this year. The octa-core chips is backed by 3GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable storage. Does the spec-sheet sound too familiar? Because it is.
The good thing with Huawei is that it loads many mid-range phones with Android Oreo. Although with EMUI 8.0, it is a far cry from stock Android.
Huawei has managed to pack a 4,000mAh battery in the phone which should give you a day’s mileage with average use. This is a beefy battery than most other Huawei’s current mid-range products offer. Camera-wise, there’s a familiar 13MP + 2MP setup at the back while the front has a somewhat better 16MP + 2MP constitution.
Huawei Y9: price and availability details
As for the price, Huawei hasn’t let out the exact details but expect a price of around 200 Euros. It should be available in the standard Black and Gold colours plus a Blue shade as well. The Huawei Y9 has been unveiled in Thailand but should make it to other regions soon.