Leading Chinese smartphone maker Huawei had launched the Y9 (2019) in October last year. The smartphone was launched with the Android 8.1 Oreo-based EMUI 8.2 out of the box. It has now been spotted on the Geekbench benchmark database, suggesting that an update to Android Pie-based EMUI 9.0 may arrive soon.
Huawei Y9 (2019) to Receive EMUI 9.0 Update Soon?
The Huawei Y9 (2019) was recently added to the company’s Android Pie beta program in China. Since the beta program has started already, it should not take very long for Huawei to begin seeding the stable Android Pie update for the smartphone. The JKM-AL00 variant of the Huawei Y9 (2019) achieved a single-core score of 1,572 points and a multi-core score of 5,428 points on Geekbench. Both the scores are more or less in line with what we expect from a device powered by the 12nm Kirin 710 processor.
The Huawei Y9 (2019) budget Android smartphone sports a large 6.5-inch IPS LCD display with 1080 x 2340 Full HD+ resolution and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by a 12nm Kirin 710 chipset clocked at up to 2.2 GHz with a Mali-G51 MP4 GPU. Moving on to memory, the smartphone comes in two configurations: 4GB RAM + 64GB storage and 6GB RAM + 128GB storage. For further expansion, it comes with a microSD card slot as well. On the back of the handset is a 16MP + 2MP dual-camera setup with the primary sensor coupled with an f/2.0 aperture. For selfies, the Y9 (2019) has a 13MP + 2MP dual-camera setup on the front. Connectivity features include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, FM radio, and 4G VoLTE. Keeping the lights on is a 4000mAh non-removable battery with 10W fast charging support. The smartphone measures 162.4 x 77.1 x 8.1mm and weighs 173 grams.