After being surfaced in a recent China’s TENAA certification website, and now Huawei has finally announced its latest smartphone in the Y series called the Huawei Y9 2019.  The main highlight of the smartphone is its Quad Cameras with AI features i.e dual rear-facing and dual front-facing cameras.

Huawei Y9 2019: A New Entrant!

Talking about the display specs, the Huawei 9 2019 features a taller 6.5-inch FHD+ (2340 × 1080 pixels) 2.5D curved glass display with a 19:5:9 aspect ratio and a notch on the top, offers 91% of screen-to-body ratio.  Under the hood, it is powered by an octa-core Kirin 710 SoC (homemade processor) and coupled with ARM Mali-G51 MP4 GPU. The handset is fueled by a massive 4000mAh battery. In terms of memory configuration, the smartphone comes in two variants– one with 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM and other with 6GB RAM and 128GB ROM. Both these variants have an option for storage expansion up to 400GB via MicroSD card with a dedicated slot.  For the software front, the smartphone runs on Android 8.1 (Oreo) with its own custom UI EMUI 8.2 laid on top.

Coming to the camera department, the Y9 sports a dual rear camera setup comprising of a 16-megapixel primary camera with LED flash, and a 2-megapixel secondary depth sensor to capture depth information in portrait shots. While on the front, there is also a  dual camera setup with the combination of a 13-megapixel primary camera along with a 2-megapixel secondary depth sensor to capture depth information in portrait selfies. Both the cameras offering several AI features include AI Scene Recognition, AI Portrait Mode, AI Beautify and AI Face Unlock. There’s also a circular shaped Fingerprint sensor mounted on the back for added security options.

Huawei Y9 2019: Full Specifications

Key Specs. Huawei 9 2019
Display
Size 6.5-inch
Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Resolution FHD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels)
Ratio 19:5:9 aspect ratio & 91% screen-to-body ratio
Notch Yes, iPhone X style notch
Protection 2.5D Curved Glass
Processor
CPU  Octa-Core  (4 x 2.2GHz Cortex-A73 +4 x 1.7GHz Cortex-A53 CPUs)
SOC Kirin 710 12nm SoC
GPU ARM Mali-G51 MP4 GPU
Memory
RAM 4GB / 6GB
Internal Storage 64GB / 128GB
External Storage Yes, up to 400GB via MicroSD
OS Android 8.1 Oreo with EMUI 8.2 laid on top
Camera
Primary Rear Camera 16MP Rear Camera with dual-tone LED Flash, PDAF, & AI Scene Detection
Secondary Rear Camera 2MP Depth-sensing camera with AI Portrait Mode
Primary Front Camera 13MP Front-Facing Camera with AI Beautification 2.0
Secondary Front Camera 2MP Depth-sensing camera with AI Portrait 2.0 Selfie Mode
Security
Fingerprint Yes, Rear-mounted
Face Unlock Yes, AI Face Unlock
Network & Connectivity
SIM  Dual SIM [nano + nano + microSD]
Connectivity Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz/5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS+ GLONASS, 3.5 mm headphone jack
Battery 4000mAh battery with fast charging
Dimensions 162.4×77.1×8.05mm; Weight: 173g

Pricing and Availability:

The Huawei Y9 2019 comes in three color shades—Midnight Black, Blue Swarovski, and Aurora Purple. The pricing of the smartphone not yet revealed and should be should be available soon. It will available in China starting this mid-October. The Huawei Y9 2019 will launch in China as Huawei Enjoy 9 Plus soon.

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