Huawei Y9 (2019) launches in India for Rs. 15,990
Updated – 14/1/2019 – Huawei is on a launch spree and this is the third phone that the brand is launching in this month.
Previously, Huawei has announced the launch of Honor 10 Lite and the Honor View 20 in India and now the Y9 (2019) has gone on sale on Amazon India.
Huawei has pretty similar offerings around 15k – Honor 8X, Honor 10 Lite, and the Honor Y9.
In fact, all of these phones have the same processor Kirin 710 and comes with same user experience and nearly the same camera capabilities.
Huawei could have launched one model and kept the pricing competitive to have the maximum share or probably should have launched something better for the slightly affordable price range of 10-12k.
Nevertheless, the Y9 (2019) comes with Quad-Cameras (2 at the back and 2 at the front) apart from having a notch display and a massive 4000 mAH capacity battery.
The Y9 (2019) is available for purchase exclusively from Amazon India starting 15th January 2019.
The phone comes in blue and black color options, and the brand is offering Boat Rockerz Bluetooth Headphones worth Rs. 2990 free, as a promotional offer.
Key Specs and Details – Huawei Y9 (2019)
The phone comes with a 6.5 Inch FHD+ Display with (2340*1080) pixels and 19.5:9 aspect ratio.
The back side is made of polyplastic and comes with a glossy finish similar to several phones from Oppo and Vivo.
Powering the device is the Octa-Core Kirin 710 Processor and there is 4 GB DDR4 Ram along with 64 GB of internal storage.
The storage is expandable upto 256 GB using the dedicated micro-sd card slot.
The phone runs on the Android Oreo 8.1 along with the EMUI 8.2 version. It is a bit of shame that the phone doesn’t come with the EMUI 9.0 and Android 9.0 Pie, out of the box.
However, Huawei will most likely update the software to the latest version in the coming weeks.
Cameras – AI Powered Quad Cameras
Huawei is boasting of Dual rear and Dual front cameras on the Y9 (2019). The device comes with a 13 MP (f/1.8 aperture) and a 2 MP depth-sensing camera at the back.
Whereas, the front side has a 16 Megapixel(f/2.0 aperture & 2 Micron pixel) main camera along with a secondary 2MP shooter.
The AI backed camera can identify 500 different scene types and can apply optimizations in real-time to enhance the images. The AI optimizations work not only for the rear cameras but also for the front selfie cameras.
Other Specs and Features
The Y9 (2019) comes with micro-USB port instead of the USB type C port seen on several phones in this price range. It is a shame that we are still not able to see a majority of the mid-range phones with the latest connectivity port.
The phone has a massive 4000 mAH capacity battery that is sufficient to easily work all day without the need for a charge. It is not clear if Huawei is offering fast charging support with the Y9 (2019) or is supplying a fast charger in the box.
Furthermore, it comes with face unlocking support as well as has a fingerprint scanner at the back side.
Lastly, the phone has Dual Sim 4G VOLTE support and measures 8.1 mm in thickness.
Huawei Y6 II Launched in China
26/May/2017 – Huawei is a well-known brand in the Indian market, and the firm is now looking to capture more market share. At a recent event in China, the company has announced a new range of Matebook(laptop) and a bunch of phones.
In India, Huawei uses the Honor sub-brand to launch budget mobiles. In other markets, they don’t use the Honor moniker.
Yesterday, Huawei launched the Huawei Y6 (2017) with entry-level specs, and it fits between the Y3 (2017) and Y7.
Huawei Y6 II Specs and Details
Huawei did not reveal the price of the phone, which is expected to be released in the coming days. The device will be available in White, Gray, and White colors.
For starters, The Huawei Y6 (2017) runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow based customized user interface- EMUI 4.1. That’s a disappointment as other phones are coming with latest Android Nougat OS on board.
Further, the highlight of the Huawei Y6 II is the 13MP rear camera working in tandem with a LED flash. There’s a 5MP front-facing camera that also has support for LED flash. Of late, Huawei is making good camera phones, and the Huawei Y6 (2017) may join that list.
Notably, the Y6 (2017) sports a 5-inch HD display with a resolution of 720×1280 pixels and a 2.5D curved glass layered on top. The device is powered by a Quad-core MediaTek MT6737 chipset with 2GB of RAM.
Also, for storing media, it offers 16 GB of internal memory, which is expandable up to 128GB via a microSD card. It has connectivity options such as 4G VoLTE, LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and USB OTG.
The Y6 (2017) measures 143.8×72.0x8.5mm and has a weighs 150 grams. The sensors on the smartphone include an accelerometer, proximity sensor, compass, and ambient light sensor.
Lastly, this dual-sim Huawei phone comes with a 3000 mAh battery and even offers fast charging technology.
More Phones Launched By Huawei
Apart from the Y6 II, Huawei has debuted the Huawei Y7 (2017). That has a 5.5-inch HD screen with a resolution of 720×1280 pixels (2.5D curved glass on top). It runs on the Snapdragon 435 SoC, 2GB of RAM, Adreno 406 GPU.
Earlier this month, Huawei even launched the Huawei Y3 (2017) and Y7 smartphones in its homeland China. But these phones company has launched in China. On the other hand, in India, Huawei has introduced the Huawei Honor Holly 4 and Huawei Honor 6X.