The past few days have seen several new launches in the crowded sub 20k price segment for smartphones in India. New handsets like the Realme X, the Samsung Galaxy M40, the Motorola One Vision, and the Vivo Z1 Pro have all arrived in the spae of the last few weeks. One manufacturer that has been silent for a while in this segment, however, is Huawei. The company was mired in the trade war controversy between USA and China for the better part of May – June. Now that things have settled down, Huawei is all set to launch a brand new budget handset in India. This new device from the company is the Huawei Y9 Prime 2019, which is set to be launched in India on August 1, 2019. A promotional page for the device has already appeared on Amazon.in where the Y9 Prime would be exclusively sold.
Let’s now quickly delve into the details of this interesting new handset.
Huawei Y9 Prime 2019: Price in India, variants
Huawei is yet to officially announce the price of the Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 for the Indian consumer. Market sources, however, indicate that it will be priced below the INR 20,000-mark at the time of launch. The phone will be sold in a single 4GB RAM +128GB storage option in the country. Do watch this space for the final price of the Huawei Y9 Prime once it is officially launched.
Huawei Y9 Prime 2019: Specifications, features
As mentioned earlier in this article, the Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 is most likely a budget handset from the Chinese telecommunications major. It will also be the first handset from Huawei to feature a pop-up front-facing camera. In fact, if priced under Rs 20,000, it would also be among the most affordable devices to get a pop-up camera. The Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 is powered by Huawei’s own Kirin 710 SoC which powers several budget and mid-range devices from Huawei and its sub-brand Honor. The chipset also comes with support for GPU Turbo 3.0, a technology that promises a better gaming experience, In India, Huawei will offer the handset in a single 4GB+128GB configuration with the option to expand the storage further using microSD cards.
The Huawei Y9 Prime gets a large 6.7-inch display with full HD+ resolution. The presence of the pop-up front-facing camera ensures that the display does not need a notch at the top. The handset also gets a large 4,000 mAh battery. There is no word if the phone has any support for fast charging.
The Huawei Y9 Prime gets a versatile triple camera setup at the rear that consists of a 16MP primary camera with f/1.8 aperture, an 8MP ultrawide camera, and a 2MP depth sensor. The handset supports several AI features for the imaging as well. At launch, the Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 will be offered in two color options, Emerald green and Sapphire blue.