Huawei Y9s with 16MP pop-up camera, Kirin 710F launched in India

Huawei Y9s with 16MP pop-up camera, Kirin 710F launched in India

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Huawei has just launched a new mid-range smartphone in India. Dubbed the Huawei Y9s, this smartphone keeps the basic design language and internal hardware of last year’s Huawei Y9 Prime, but brings along a camera refresh in the form of the 48MP primary camera to better stand against the competition.

The Huawei Y9s features a 6.59-inch IPS LTPS with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and Full HD+ resolution, wrapped in a glass body with curved sides which Huawei calls it 3D arc design. Huawei has moved around a few things on the back so as not to repeat the exact look of the Huawei Y9 Prime. For example, all three cameras are now housed inside a vertical strip while the fingerprint scanner has been relocated to the right frame and doubles as the power button.

On the inside, the Huawei Y9s is powered by mid-range HiSilicon Kirin 710F octa-core chipset, featuring 4x ARM Cortex-A73 clocked at 2.2GHz frequency and 4x ARM Cortex-A53 efficiency cores running at 1.7GHz frequency, coupled with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of UFS 2.1 flash storage.

The quad-camera setup on this phone is comprised of a 48MP primary – a step up from the 16MP unit on the Y9 Prime – an 8MP wide-angle camera with a 120-degree field of view, and 2MP depth sensor. For selfie needs, the phone has a 16MP pop-up selfie shooter.

The Huawei Y9s is powered by a 4,000mAh battery that charges via USB-C port. The phone comes running EMUI 9.1 based on Android 9.0 Pie along with Google apps. In terms of connectivity, the phone supports Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS/A-GPS/GLONASS, and 4G LTE. The phone does come with Google Apps support, but on the flip side, it runs on EMUI 9.1 based on Android Pie.

Huawei Y9s: Pricing and Availability

The Huawei Y9s comes in two colors – Breathing Crystal and Midnight Black – and will be exclusively available from Amazon India starting May 19 for ₹19,990. There is an option to purchase the phone with a 9-month no-cost EMI, which will get you a ₹1,000 cashback too.