Could it be that the Huawei Y6s will have company when it launches in the Philippines, likely on November 27 at the company’s next local event? We’re talking about the Huawei Y9s, which has been launched in markets like Thailand alongside the Y6s. We remember a retailer telling us that Y series phones will be introduced here.
(Update, January 14: The Y9s is now up for preorder till the 17th and will go on sale January 18. Read this: Huawei Y9s review: Off to a strong start in 2020.)
(Update, January 9: It’s finally on the official online shop! See Huawei Y9s listed on official online store in PH.)
(Update, January 4: We finally have good news for you! Read Huawei Y9s Philippine price revealed by retailer.)
The latter, as we’ve reported, will be priced at P6,990 (about $137) in the country. The midrange Y9s will no doubt fetch a higher price tag, though it also comes with better specs and a more premium design that is reminiscent of the Huawei Y9 Prime 2019’s, with its pop-up selfie camera and triple camera setup on the back.
The Huawei Y9s is available in black and a gradient color scheme similar to the P30 Pro‘s Breathing Crystal variant.
The Y9 Prime 2019 was released in the Philippines back in July for P12,990 ($255) but now costs P11,990 ($236). The Y9s, if it indeed comes here, might retail for P12,990 ($255), even though it has a sharper rear-facing camera. Take note that in Thailand, it is priced at ฿7,990 (P13,468 or $265).
The main sensor tops out at 48 megapixels and is joined by an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera and a 2-megapixel depth sensor for bokeh in Portrait mode. The motorized front camera, on the other hand, packs a 16-megapixel sensor.
Other highlights include a 6.59-inch LCD screen with 2,340 x 1,080 resolution; a Kirin 710F processor backed by 6GB RAM and 128GB of expandable storage; and a 4,000mAh battery that charges over a USB-C port.
Huawei Y9s: Official product video
For faster and convenient unlocking, the phone has a side-mounted fingerprint reader. It runs EMUI 9.1 on top of Android 9 Pie out of the box.
We’ll be attending Huawei‘s local event next week, so check back with us for our coverage. In the meantime, check out the full specs of the Huawei Y9s that was announced for the Thai market.
Huawei Y9s specs
- 6.59-inch LCD display, 2,340 x 1,080 resolution (19.5:9)
- Octa-core Kirin 710F processor
- 6GB RAM
- 128GB expandable storage (up to 512GB through microSD)
- Triple 48MP, 8MP (ultra wide), 2MP (depth) rear cameras
- Pop-up 16MP front camera
- Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)
- 4,000mAh battery with USB-C charging
- EMUI 9.1 on Android 9 Pie
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