Earlier this month, three smartphones of Huawei were spotted in Chinese regulatory agency TENAA. The Chinese smartphone agency is now taking 18:9 displays as a regular feature along with the other features. True enough, the company launched the mid-range smartphone Y9 (2018) with an 18:9 display and a bigger battery.
As for the specs, the Huawei Y9 (2018) sports a 5.93-inch display with a resolution of FHD+ (2160 X 1080 pixels). Under the hood, it is powered by the company’s own Kirin 659 chipset coupled with 3 GB RAM and 32 GB storage with memory expandable options through micro SD card.
The device features a dual camera setup (13+2 MP) on the rear and also on the front (16 + 2 MP). The device runs on Android 8.0 Oreo-based on the Huawei’s EMUI 8. Its backed a massive 4,000 mAh battery which is more than enough to run it for a day with heavy use and casual gaming.
The smartphone has a metal body and a circular fingerprint on the rear is available in three colour variants: Black, Blue and Gold. While the four cameras may remind you of the Honor 9i, the device has a very similar design to the to the Honor 7X with its circular fingerprint sensor, horizontally stacked dual cameras on the top left and even its colour variants.
Interestingly, the Huawei Y9 has a same optical configuration as the Huawei 9i but in reverse form, which makes it a selfie-centric camera. The device will have some upgrades in the Bokeh mode. However, we can’t help but notice the old processor, the lack of 4 GB RAM and the absence of 64 GB internal storage variant.
The smartphone comes with a price tag of 200 euros (Rs 16,000), that’s equivalent of Honor 7X’s 64 GB variant. As for the availability the device is currently available only in Thailand now but is expected soon to be launched in other countries.