The Huawei Y9 Prime (2019) is Huawei’s second smartphone with a pop-up camera design behind the Huawei P Smart Z. The smartphone features a brilliant display, triple rear camera, and a decent battery life.
Huawei Y9 Prime (2019) Key Specs and Features
- 6.59-inch, IPS Display, 1080 X 2340 (396 ppi)
- Android 9 (Pie), EMUI 9
- Octa-core Hisilicon Kirin 710F CPU with 4GB RAM
- 64GB / 128GB built-in storage, up to 512GB with a memory card
- 16MP + 8MP + 2MP Tri Rear Camera
- 16MP Motorised Pop-up Front facing Camera
- Enhanced AI Photography
- 4G LTE (up to 600Mbps download)
- Fingerprint scanner (rear)
- 4, 000mAh non removable Li-ion battery
Design and Display
Huawei Y9 Prime (2019) comes in a sleek plastic body available in green, black, or blue. The 6.59-inch IPS display is the star in the front of the phone.
The display offers an impressive 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution and is covered along with the entire front in glass.
Unlike a number of new smartphones like the Galaxy A30 that offers a cutout on the top of the screen for housing the front camera, the Huawei Y9 Prime (2019) does away with the cutout, maximising screen real estate with an ultra fullview display.
In its place, the Android phone has a motorised pop-up camera that stays out of the way until you want to take a selfie. A fingerprint sensor is located on the back of the smartphone.
Battery and Cameras
Huawei Y9 Prime (2019) sports a 4000 Li-Po battery. The phone offers power saving technologies that ensures you get maximum battery life from the device.
The smartphone is built for great photography. The front facing selfie camera is a 16 megapixels camera with support for AI photography and capable of recording full HD video.
The camera is hidden in normal use. However, it pops up automatically once you select to take a selfie. The motorized pop-up mechanism also retracts automatically once you are done taking selfie.
Huawei Y9 Prime (2019) has a tri-camera setup on the back. The main camera is a 16 megapixels wide-angle camera. It is supported by an 8 megapixels ultra-wide angle camera. A 2 megapixels camera is provided for depth sensing.
It is loaded with AI technology to fully tap the potential of the three cameras.
Hardware and Software
Huawei Y9 prime (2019) is powered by the octa-core Kirin 710F chipset. The chipset offers a dual-cluster architecture with two quad-core processors clocked at up to 2.2GHz and 1.7GHz respectively. For graphics the chipset has a Mali G51 MP4.
You have an option of 64GB or 128GB built-in storage with 4GB RAM. The storage can be upgraded by up to 512GB via its memory card slot.
Huawei Y9 Prime (2019) is loaded with Android 9 (Pie) with EMUI 9.0 running on top.
Connectivity and LTE
The Huawei Y9 Prime (2019) sports a USB Type C port (USB 2.0). The smartphone features Bluetooth 5.0, dual-band Wi-Fi, and GPS.
It offers 4G LTE with support for up to 600 Mbps. In Nigeria, the smartphone will offer LTE on MTN, Airtel, and 9Mobile.
Huawei Y9 Prime (2019) Price and Availability
Huawei Y9 Prime (2019) price in Nigeria starts at around 83,900 Naira (~ $235). Price in Kenya starts at around 23,500 KSH. In Ghana, you will be able to buy the Huawei Y9 Prime (2019) for GH₵ 1,299. The Y9 Prime (2019) is expected to sell at less than 20,000 INR in India.
You can buy the smartphone at leading online stores near you.
Huawei Y9 Prime (2019) Specs
Here are a few specs of the Huawei Y9 Prime (2019):
- Platform: Android 9 (Pie), EMUI 9
- Processor: Octa-core Hisilicon Kirin 710F (4 x 2.2GHz Cortex-A73 + 4 x 1.7GHz Cortex-A53)
- GPU: Mali-G51 MP4
- Memory: 4GB RAM
- Colours: Emerald Green, Midnight Black, Sapphire Blue
- Dimension: 163.5 x 77.3 x 8.8 mm
- Weight: 196.8 g
- SIM Type: Nano SIM
- SIM Count: Single SIM or Dual SIM
- Display: 6.59-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 2340 pixels (391 ppi), 18.5:9 Aspect ratio
- Screen Protection: Yes, Glass Protection
- Rear Camera: 16MP + 8MP + 2MP Tri Camera, 1080p Video@30fps
- Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, LED flash, PDAF, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, Panorama
- Front Camera: Motorised Pop-up 16MP Camera, 1080p Video@30fps
- Built-in Storage: 64GB / 128GB
- Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 512GB
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: Yes
- 2G CDMA 1X: –
- 3G WCDMA: Yes, 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100MHz
- 3G CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: Yes, LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800)
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: 42.2/5.76 Mbps
- CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: Yes, Cat12 600/50 Mbps
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes, v5.0 with A2DP, LE
- NFC: No
- Infrared Blaster: No
- USB Port: USB Type C (USB 2.0)
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
- Video Player: MP4/H.264 player
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: –
- SpO2: –
- Pedometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor: –
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (rear)
- Iris Scanner: –
- Face Unlock: –
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes (with dedicated mic)
- Wireless Charging: –
- Built-in Mobile Payment: –
- Water Resistant: –
- Dust Resistant: –
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: Yes
- Battery: 4, 000 mAh non removable Li-Ion battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: Yes