The Huawei Y9s reminisces a lot of the features of the Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 and improves on a few. It is a mobile phone you would probably purchase if you need a camera hardware that is better than what we had on the Y9 Prime 2019. In this article, we explore the Huawei Y9s specs and price, to further buttress this fact that helps you make your purchase decision.
Where to Buy Huawei Y9s
Huawei Y9s Key Specs & Features
- 6.59-inch IPS LCD Display, 1080 X 2340 pixels (391 ppi)
- Android 9.0 (Pie), EMUI 9.1
- Octa-core Hisilicon Kirin 710F
- 6GB RAM
- 128GB Built-in Storage, up to 512GB Memory Card
- 48MP + 8MP + 2MP Triple Rear Camera
- 16MP Motorized Popup Front Camera
- 4G LTE
- Fingerprint Sensor (Side Mounted)
- 4000 mAh Non-Removable Li-Po Battery
The Design and Display
The Huawei Y9s features a cliche design. Its something we have seen on many smartphones released before now. There is not to be super excited about here.
It was built with a combo of glass and metal. There is glass on the front and back, and an aluminum frame in the middle holding both the front and back panel.
The rear panel of this smartphone is home to a triple camera system, a camera flash, and the Huawei branding, which indicates its a Huawei Smartphone.
Upfront there is a 6.59 inches full display with no notch. This display is an IPS LCD display, a screen resolution of 1080 X 2340 and a screen density of 391 PPI.
Huawei was able to do a with the notch, by featuring a pop-up, above the display. Another thing you will find above the display of the Huawei Y9s is its earpiece.
Owing to the fact that there isn’t any capacitive sensor on the rear, you probably feel the fingerprint sensor is tucked under the display and that the Huawei Y9s features an optical fingerprint sensor.
That isn’t the case here. The smartphone features a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, placed beneath the volume controllers.
For colors, the Huawei Y9s comes in Midnight Black, Breathing Crystal. So if you decide to purchase this device, have it mind that its either you are purchasing a black smartphone or a smartphone with a breathing crystal design.
Huawei has once again shown that they are capable of featuring capable cameras in a smartphone that falls in the mid-range category. One of the cameras featured on the Huawei Y9s is a 48MP camera, something we had on the Huawei P30 Lite and Xiaomi Redmi Note 7.
On the rear of the Huawei Y9s, you will find a 48MP primary camera with an aperture of f/1.8, an 8MP ultrawide camera with an aperture of f/2.4 and a 2Mp depth sensor. With this camera setup, you can shoot photos in HDR and panorama. Videos shot with this camera setup is capped at 1080p 30fps.
For selfies, the smartphone features a 16MP motorized pop-up camera, with an aperture of f/2.2. This camera is also capable of shooting 1080p videos.
Hardware and Software
The hardware on the Huawei Y9s is best described as a perfect replica of what we had on the Huawei Y9 Prime 2019. The Huawei Y9s features the same specs as what with had on the Y9 Prime 2019.
It features a Hi-Silicon Kirin 710f processor, this processor has clock speeds of 2.2GHz and 1.7GHz. This processor is a 12nm processor.
The Huawei Y9s also features a 6GB RAM, 128GB, with support for Micro-SD expansion up to 512GB. It is also home to a non-removable 4000mAh battery. Battery charging on this device is capped at 10W.
Despite its flagship looking chassis, the information provided above clearly describes the smartphone as an upper mid-range smartphone, something that should be kept in mind when making your purchase decision.
The Huawei Y9s joins the list of smartphones that still have a 3.5mm headphone. This smartphone features a USB Type C (USB 2.0) port, Dual-band WiFi, and NFC.
There isn’t 5G connectivity on this device, as the network connectivity is capped at 4G LTE. Please note that Nigerian users will only be able to use the MTN 4G network on this device, as its the only supported Nigerian LTE band.
Huawei Y9s Price and Availability
Huawei Y9s Price in Nigeria starts at around 98,900 Naira, which is about $275. It will be available for pre-order starting from December 9 to December 15, 2019. You can preorder at Jumia, Click Here.
The Huawei Y9s is currently available for purchase and can be purchased from retail stores close to you as well as online retail stores that ship to your region.
Huawei Y9s Specs
Here are a few specs of the Huawei Y9s:
- Platform: Android 9 (Pie), EMUI 9.1
- Processor: Octa-core Hisilicon Kirin 710F (2.2GHz quad-core Cortex-A73 + 1.7GHz quad-core Cortex-A53)
- GPU: Mali-G51 MP4
- Memory: 4GB RAM
- Colours: Midnight Black, Breathing Crystal
- Dimension: 163.5 x 77.3 x 8.8 mm
- Weight: 206 g
- SIM Type: Nano SIM
- SIM Count: Hybrid Dual SIM
- Display: 6.59-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 2340 pixels (391 PPI), 19.5:9 Aspect ratio
- Screen Protection: –
- Rear Camera: 48MP (wide) f/1.8 + 8MP (ultra-wide) f/2.4 + 2MP Tri Camera, 1080p @ 30fps
- Rear Camera Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama
- Front Camera: Motorised Pop-up 16MP Camera, 1080p
- Built-in Storage: 128GB
- Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 512GB
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: Yes
- 2G CDMA 1X: –
- 3G WCDMA: Yes, 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100MHz
- 3G CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: Yes, LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 7(2600)
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: 42.2/5.76 Mbps
- CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: Yes, Cat12 600/50 Mbps
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.2
- NFC: No
- Infrared Blaster: No
- USB Port: USB Type C (USB 2.0)
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: –
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: –
- SpO2: –
- Pedometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor: –
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (Side-Mounted)
- Iris Scanner: –
- Face Unlock: –
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes (with dedicated mic)
- Wireless Charging: –
- Built-in Mobile Payment: –
- Water Resistant: –
- Dust Resistant: –
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: Yes
- Battery: 4, 000 mAh non-removable Li-Po battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: Yes, 10W