The sub-20k price range in the Indian smartphone market has witnessed quite a few new players in the last few weeks. Devices like the Samsung Galaxy M40, Realme X, Vivo Z1 Pro and Motorola One Vision are the talk of the town. Huawei India, however, had been silent so far, watching the action from the sidelines. The company is now gearing up to launch the new Huawei Y9 Prime (2019) mid-range smartphone in India to rival with the aforementioned smartphones. The Chinese firm has confirmed that it will be launching Y9 Prime 2019 smartphone that features a notch-less design and pop-up selfie camera in India on August 1st. The promotional page of the device is currently live on Amazon India. It indicates that the smartphone will be exclusively available through the retailer’s site.
Huawei Y9 Prime Specifications and Features
The Huawei Y9 Prime (2019) features a full HD+ 6.7-inch Full View Vivid Display with a screen-to-body ratio of 91 percent. It is powered by an octa-core Kirin 710 SoC and has 4GB of RAM and 128GB of native storage. The device is expandable up to 512GB with a MicroSD card. The processor is supported by GPU Turbo 3.0 for enhanced in-game performance.
The device gets a triple camera setup at the rear with a 6P lens. This allows greater clarity even in the darker surroundings. The primary unit is a 16-megapixel lens with an aperture rating of f/1.8, coupled with an 8-megapixel ultra-wide lens and a 2-megapixel depth sensor.
Huawei has added a range of AI-powered enhancements for the rear camera. The Y9 Prime (2019) can recognise more than 500+ scenes and 22 categories in real-time, enhancing the accuracy of every image.
The handset features a 16-megapixel pop-up front camera with AI beautification features. Huawei has included 3D Portrait retouch on the Y9 Prime (2019). Both the selfie and primary cameras can retouch your portrait shots with studio-quality lighting effects.
The Huawei Y9 Prime (2019) draws power from a 4,000mAh battery with a smart power-saving processor, increasing the power efficiency of the device. The battery can be charged the phone’s USB Type-C connector. The inclusion of fast charging is yet to be officially confirmed. The Y9 Prime (2019) runs EMUI 9 based Android 9 Pie OS.
Huawei Y9 Prime Price and Availability
Huawei is yet to announce the official pricing of the Y9 Prime (2019). Market sources indicate that the smartphone will launch below the Rs 20,000 mark. The smartphone will come in two colour variants, Sapphire Blue and Emerald Green. The Y9 Prime (2019) is already on sale in Europe as the Huawei P Smart Z.