It’s back to business as usual for the world’s second-largest smartphone vendor, in the Philippines at least. The first Huawei device in the country with a pop-up camera and a full-view display is now official.
(Update, July 4: Our review is up! Read Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 review: Moving up.)
As expected, Huawei has launched the Y9 Prime 2019 locally, and at an aggressive price at that! The Android phone, which comes in black, blue, and green dual-tone colors, will retail for only P12,990 (around $254).
Preorders go live on Friday, July 5, and will run until July 12. Those who purchase the phone early get a Bluetooth speaker worth P1,790 ($35) for free. If you want to see the handset in person before making a decision, the Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 will be on display at four SM Malls, namely SM City Marilao, SM City Cebu, SM City Sta. Rosa, and SM Megamall from July 13 to 14.
The phone lists a 16-megapixel pop-up selfie camera and a 6.59-inch almost-bezel-less LCD as its biggest attractions. On top of that, there’s a triple-camera set around the back, with an 8-megapixel ultra-wide option and a depth sensor for bokeh.
The 4,000mAh battery, meanwhile, is another notable spec, and it charges via USB-C. The Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 runs Android 9.0 Pie-based EMUI 9.0 on a Kirin 710F processor mated to 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.
If you haven’t seen it yet, you can check out our unboxing of the Huawei Y9 Prime 2019.
Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 specs
- 6.59-inch LCD display, 2,340 x 1,080 resolution (19.5:9)
- Octa-core Kirin 710F processor
- 4GB RAM
- 128GB expandable storage (up to 512GB through microSD)
- Triple 16MP, 8MP (ultra wide), 2MP (depth) rear cameras
- Pop-up 16MP front camera
- Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
- 4,000mAh battery with USB-C charging
- EMUI 9 on Android 9.0 Pie
- Colors: Emerald Green, Sapphire Blue, and Midnight Black
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