Huawei welcomed 2020 with a brand new smartphone offering: the Huawei Y9s smartphone with side-mounted fingerprint and pop-up front camera. This midrange Huawei phone features a 48MP AI triple rear camera, a 6.59-inch Ultra FullView display, and a 16MP pop-up front camera.
Out of the box, the Huawei Y9s arrives with a USB-C cable, power brick, and earphones. There’s also a free clear jelly case that comes bundled with the phone.
Let’s take a closer look at the Huawei Y9s.
Design & Construction
The Huawei Y9s comes in two-gorgeous colors: Breathing Crystal and Midnight Black. An eye-candy, the Breathing Crystal variant features a gradient combination of sky blue and lavender hues. Whenever the light hits the rear, a rainbow reflection appears, adding to this device’s appeal. Additionally, this handset flaunts a polished glass body with 3D arc design.
Overall, the rear is clean with all the elements sitting vertically at the left side. The triple rear camera and the LED flash sits on the upper left. Meanwhile, the Huawei branding is printed on the lower left part of the back.
The 3.5mm audio jack, USB-C port for charging and data transfer can be found at the bottom of the phone. At the top is the dual SIM tray and dedicated microSD slot as well as the pop-up front camera module. The volume rocker sits on the right side of the phone. Just below it is a button that acts as the power/lock button as well as a fingerprint scanner.
Display & Multimedia
The 6.59-inch Ultra FullView Display without a notch greets you with its expansive 91% screen-to-body ratio.
It also boasts 2340 x 1080 Full HD+ resolution and 391ppi pixel density.
The down-firing loudspeaker at the bottom is loud and can cover the whole room at maximum volume.
The Huawei Y9s features a triple rear AI camera setup. It’s composed of 48MP f/1.8 main sensor, an 8MP f/2.4 ultra-wide lens, and a 2MP f/2.4 depth camera.
The camera is equipped with AI algorithm which enhances images effectively to get the best possible photo in every shot.
The 16-megapixel front camera automatically pops whenever you activate the selfie mode on the camera app. It also features upgraded AI beauty algorithm that retouches your portraits and focus more on your face to get perfect selfies even in low light.
Powering the Huawei Y9s is an octa-core Kirin 710F chip with GPU Turbo 3.0, coupled with 6GB RAM. This device runs EMUI 9.1 based on Android 9.0 Pie. It comes with 128GB, which is still expandable via microSD up to 512GB.
For all-day productivity, the Y9s comes equipped with a 4000mAh battery. This gives you up to 44 hours continuous calling, up to 108 hours for music listening, and up to 9 hours for video playback.
Huawei Y9s specs
- OS: EMUI 9.1 (based on Android 9.0 Pie)
- Display: 6.59-inch FHD+ (1080 x 3240) TFT LCD
- Processor: Octa-core Huawei Kirin 710F (4 x 2.2GHz Cortex-A73 + 4 x 1.7GHz Cortex-A53)
- Memory: 6GB RAM
- Storage: 128GB, microSD up to 512GB
- Cameras: 48MP f/1.8 + 8MP f/2.4 + 2MP f/2.4 rear with auto-focus (phase focus), 16MP f/2.2 pop-up front
- Sensors: GPS, AGPS, Glonass, BeiDou, side-mounted fingerprint scanner, ambient light, gyroscope, compass, gravity sensor
- Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, USB Type-C, 3.5mm audio jack
- Battery: 4,000mAh battery
- Dimensions: 163.1 x 77.2 x 8.8mm, 206g
- Colors: Breathing Crystal, Midnight Black
- Price: P13,990
The Huawei Y9s retails for P13,990 and is available now in all Huawei concept stores and authorized resellers nationwide. You get it for 0% interest rate and up to six (6) months installment through Home Credit or using Metrobank, BPI, Citi, and BDO credit cards.