Huawei Y9s with Popup Selfie Camera, Side-mounted Fingerprint Sensor Launched: Price, Features


Huawei has launched a new mid-range smartphone dubbed the Huawei Y9s. The device is actually a rebranded variant of the Honor 9X Pro which was launched a little while ago.

Huawei Y9s price

The Huawei Y9s has been kept at an asking price of $239 or €215 in Iraq. Furthermore, if anyone pre-orders the device, the company is offering some gifts worth $99 alongside the device. As of now, it is not confirmed as to when the Huawei Y9s will be launched in other parts of the world.

Huawei Y9s specifications and features

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1. Design and display

As said, the Huawei Y9s is indeed a rebranded variant of the Honor 9X Pro. Starting things off with the display of the device, the Huawei Y9s sports a 6.59-inch IPS LCD panel which is all-display. There is no waterdrop notch or punch-hole display this time around and the company has instead relied on a pop-up selfie camera. The display gives out a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels and the aspect ratio we get with the Huawei Y9s is 19.5: 9. All this amounts to a pretty decent screen-to-body ratio of 91%.

The Huawei Y9s measures 163.1mm x 77.2mm x 8.8mm and weighs in at 206 grams. Clearly, the device is on the heavier side, but that is partly because of the battery which we have talked about in the subsequent part of the article.

The Huawei Y9s comes in two color variants – Midnight Black and Breathing Crystal.

Moving on to the biometrics of the device, the Huawei Y9s can be unlocked using its facial unlock mechanism or via a side-mounted fingerprint scanner embedded inside the power button which has been the case with a lot of Huawei smartphones as of late.

2. Processor, OS, and battery

Under the hood, the Huawei Y9s comes equipped with a power-efficient Kirin 710F chipset which is coupled with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage which can further be expanded by up to 512GB of internal storage with the help of an external SD card.

Coming to the OS, the Huawei Y9s runs on Android 9 Pie out of the box with the company’s proprietary EMUI 9.1 on top of it.

As far as the battery of the device is concerned, the Huawei Y9s comes with a beefy 4,000mAh battery with a USB Type-C charging port.

3. Cameras

For photography, the Huawei Y9s offers you a triple rear camera setup (48MP + 8MP ultrawide + 2MP depth sensor) and a 16MP pop-up camera hides underneath the device. The rear camera setup offers features like Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus.

4. Connectivity and ports

The Huawei Y9s supports dual SIM functionality, 4G VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0. Furthermore, we get a 3.5mm headphone jack coming up with the Huawei Y9s, just in case you are concerned about one. As said, the device gets charged up using a USB Type-C charging port which is not surprising at this price point.

What are your thoughts on the Huawei Y9s? Would you like to see the device get launched in your region? Do let us know in the comments section below.