If you don’t know, you should definitely know that Huawei is now free to business with U.S companies including Google. It has been a gruesome month for Huawei. However, they will be releasing a brand new smartphone in the coming weeks in Nepal; the Huawei Y9 Prime 2019. Note that the Y9 2019 is not same as the Y9 Prime 2019. The distinguishable factor is the pop-up camera and it could be the most affordable smartphone with a pop-up camera. But we’ll have to wait until its release to see exactly how affordable it will be.
Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 is an upgrade over Y9 2019. Not everything is changed. We get a 6.59 inches IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 1080×2340. Any kind of screen protection like Gorilla Glass has not been mentioned but it should be available.
Y9 Prime 2019 is powered by the Kirin 710 processor which is also used on the Honor 8x, Honor 20 Lite, and the Huawei Y9 2019. And, it’s paired with 4GB RAM and 64GB or 128GB of internal storage.
The Y9 Prime 2019 features a triple camera setup on the rear; a 16MP main sensor with f/1.8 aperture, 8MP ultrawide lens, and a 2MP depth sensor.
On the front, it has a single 16MP pop-up motorized camera. The pop-up camera doesn’t support face unlock, so you will be limited to the fingerprint sensor.
Y9 Prime 2019 comes in 3 colors: Emerald Green, Midnight Black, and Sapphire Blue.
Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 Key Specifications
- Display: 6.59 inches IPS LCD display with 1080×2340 resolution, 19.5:9 aspect ratio
- Chipset: HiSilicon Kirin 710
- CPU: Octa-core (4×2.2 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)
- GPU: Mali-G51 MP4
- Memory: 64/128 GB internal storage, 4 GB RAM
- OS: Android Oreo 9 Pie with EMUI 9
- Rear Camera: Triple: 16 MP PDAF, 8 MP (ultrawide), 2 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
- Front Camera: 16MP f/2.0
- Battery: Non-removable Li-ion 4000 mAh battery
- Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 Price in Nepal: TBD
Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 is a refresh of the Y9 2019. It has the same processor as the Huawei Y9 2019, Honor 8x and the newly launched Honor 20 Lite. The performance of Kirin 710 is decent, but the Snapdragon 660 does churn out slightly more performance. However, the Kirin 710 is more efficient processor than the SD 660.
Y9 Prime 2019 does look more premium because of the new gradient finish which is slightly tweaked to make it stand out. Plus, now it has a pop-up camera that enables borderless display. Thus, consumers should be attracted towards the Y9 2019.
It features a triple camera setup this time but we can only know how it performs when we test the device.
Stay tuned to TechLekh for more.
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