Huawei officially begins the year (and decade) with the HUAWEI Y9s, a new entry-level smartphone that is packed with top-of-the-class features– including a pop-up camera and a 6.59-inch FullView Display, 48 MP AI triple camera, a long lasting battery, and the gradient colorway of the P30 Pro!
Crafted with flagship-level quality, the Huawei Y9s uses stylish colors such as Breathing Crystal (only seen before in its flagship P30 series) and Midnight Black. as well as unique textures to present a truly attractive handset that makes it easily stand out in its price segment.
48 MP + 120-degree Ultrawide Lens + Depth sensor
The HUAWEI Y9s is equipped with an AI Triple Camera setup, which comprises an ultra-clear 48MP Main Camera, an 8MP Ultra-Wide Angle Camera and a 2MP Depth Camera. The 48MP Main Camera features a 6 Plastic (6P) lens with a large aperture of f/1.8, which effectively increases the quality and clarity of images. Users can take great photos with sharp details without the need for touch-ups.
Additionally, the 8MP Ultra Wide-Angle Camera offers a 120-degree field-of-view for photo and video shooting, almost doubling the viewing angle of 78-degree that traditional lenses can offer. Whether shooting natural scenery, urban architecture or a group photo, a wider field of view gives you more opportunities to record your story. The 2MP Depth Camera helps with background blurring to create professional bokeh effects, making portraits more vibrant.
In addition to its powerful hardware, the HUAWEI Y9s also uses AI algorithms to enhance images. The built-in Multi-Frame Noise Reduction powered by Huawei’s AI algorithms allows long exposures of up to six seconds during handheld photography, helping users shoot improved night photography without fear of, red-eye, blurring or noise caused by long-exposure. Moreover, with AI Scene Recognition, the HUAWEI Y9s can quickly identify 500+ scenes such as ancient architecture, food or sunrises and sunsets. It can then optimize the portrait and background of the photo for different scenarios.
The rear Triple Camera allows users to capture clear photos, while the front pop-up camera is designed to snap beautiful selfies. The HUAWEI Y9s comes with a 16MP front camera paired with remarkable AI algorithms to enrich portraits with flare effects, AI Backlit Imaging and new AI Beauty for the ideal selfie.
Ultra FullView Display with Stylish Colour Design
If you hate the notch and all its derivative cousins, you’ll love the HUAWEI Y9s pop-up camera that provides a clean, true FullView Display experience. A Micro-Seam Earpiece is embedded in the top bezel, while a hidden ambient light sensor is installed at the bottom of the display. Compared with the previous product (HUAWEI Y9 2019), the HUAWEI Y9s features thinner top and bottom bezels to get a high screen-to-body ratio of 91% and maximize the viewing area.
The HUAWEI Y9s sports a 6.59-inch negative LCD FullView Display that offers a palette of 16.7 million colors. With a screen resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels, 1500:1 contrast ratio as well as a wide color gamut of 85% (typical value), the FullView Display brings out the sharp, fine details and make colors vibrant. The HUAWEI Y9s also cares for users’ eyes with an Eye Comfort Mode that provides a more comfortable reading experience. In addition, the screen is certified by TÜV Rheinland to block out harmful blue light.
Additionally, the HUAWEI Y9s adopts a side-fingerprint solution, which combines the power button and fingerprint unlock button so users have one button for multiple purposes. This design ensures the integrity of the front and back panels, while providing unlock speeds are lightning fast.
Made of glass and polished with a nano-texture process (Breathing Crystal only), the back panel of the HUAWEI Y9s interprets the dynamic changes of lights and shadows.
High Performance, Large Storage and Big Battery
The HUAWEI Y9s is powered by the Kirin 710F chip, a high performance, low power consumption processor which ensures a fast and smooth user experience, effectively improving the battery life. Compared with the Kirin 659, Kirin 710F provides roughly 75% better single-core performance and around 68% improved multi-core performance in CPU. For GPU, it also doubles the power efficiency and delivers 1.3 times higher performance.
Additionally, the HUAWEI Y9s supports UFS2.1 Dual-channel Storage technology and Huawei’s Extendable Read-Only File System (EROFS) to bring better read and write performance and more efficient storage, releasing more space for the phone to run heavy-duty applications.
The HUAWEI Y9s provides a large battery of 4000mAh (typical value), along with 6GB RAM and 128GB ROM with expandable 512GB storage (sold separately). It also has Google apps and services pre-installed in it. The Huawei Y9s (6GB + 128GB) is priced at PHP 13,990.
Huawei Y9s specs:
- 6.59-inch FHD+ (1080 x 2340) IPS display
- Kirin 710F Octa-core Processor
- 6GB RAM / 128GB Storage supports Micro SD Card up to 512GB
- REAR CAMERAS: 48MP F1.8 main + 8MP F2.4 ultra-wide-angle + 2MP F2.4 triple rear cameras
- FRONT: 16MP F2.2 pop-up front camera
- SIM: Hybrid Dual Nano SIM
- CONNECTIVITY: 4G LTE; WiFi 802.11 b/g/n; Bluetooth 4.2
- USB Type-C
- Side-mounted fingerprint scanner
- 3.5mm audio jack
- EMUI 9.1 (Android 9.0 Pie)
- 4,000mAh battery