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Huawei Y9 Prime

Huawei Y9 Prime (2019) with pop-up selfie camera officially launched in India

Embattled Chinese telecom and phone maker – Huawei has launched its first smartphones with a pop-up camera solution in India. The latest entrant to the India market is the Huawei Y9 Prime (2019). The Huawei Y9 Prime (2019) is actually more or less the Huawei P Smart Z in a new skin, though with slight differences. Remarkably, the Y9 Prime (2019) gets a triple rear camera setup, while the P Smart Z makes do of dual rear setup.

The device gets a combo of 16MP main, 8MP ultra-wide, and 2MP depth sensor modules on the back panel, while the pop-up module on the front side reveals a 16MP sensor for selfies. The front and rear cameras all come with AI-powered features and 3D Portrait retouching. Aside from that, the device has Night Mode, as well as slow-motion videos captured at 480fps.

Other than the additional camera module, the design remains largely unchanged. It has a rear fingerprint scanner, a 6.59-inch full HD+ display with 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution, 19.5:9 aspect ratio and 391ppi pixel density. The phone is powered by octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 710 processor, but only now available in 4GB RAM + 128GB of storage variant which can be expanded up to 512GB using microSD card.

It is powered by a 4,000mAh battery and comes loaded with EMUI 9.0 based on Android 9 Pie, but there is the likely hood it could get updated to EMUI 9.1.

Huawei Y9 Prime


Huawei Y9 Prime: Price & Availability

The device is available in Emerald Green and Sapphire Blue, with a black option that comes with a dual-finish design. The device is priced at ₹15,990 (~$235) for the single 4GB/128GB variant. Pre-orders start from August 5th via retail outlets like Croma and Poorvika. Pre-order comes with a free Huawei Sport BT headphones and a 15,600 mAh power bank worth INR4,598 ($65/€60). Prime members will be able to purchase the device on August 7, with general sales commencing from the next day.

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Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 specifications

  • 6.59-inch (2340 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 19:5:9 2.5D curved glass display
  • Octa-Core Kirin 710 12nm (4 x 2.2GHz Cortex-A73 +4 x 1.7GHz Cortex-A53) with ARM Mali-G51 MP4 GPU
  • 4GB RAM, 128GB storage, expandable memory up to 512GB with microSD
  • Android 9 (Pie) with EMUI 9.0
  • Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD)
  • 16-megapixel primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture, an 8-megapixel secondary ultra-wide sensor with f/2.4 aperture, 2-megapixel depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture
  • 16MP pop-up front camera with f/2.2 aperture
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Dimensions: 163.5×77.3×8.8mm; Weight: 196.8g
  • Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz / 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS
  • 4000mAh (typical) / 3900mAh (minimum) battery