Huawei has launched its first pop-up camera smartphone in India – Y9 Prime (2019). It’s priced at Rs. 15,990 ($230) and will be sold online exclusively through Amazon.in as well as through offline retail stores across the country. The smartphone will be available for purchase on Amazon.in for Prime members on August 7, with general sales commencing from the next day.
Launch offers include instant cashback worth Rs.500 through Amazon Pay and an instant discount of 10 percent specifically for SBI cardholders. In addition to Amazon.in, the Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 will be sold via offline stores as well.
Huawei has launched the Y9 Prime for Rs. 15,990 in India for the 4GB + 128GB variant, will undercut Realme X and Oppo K3, which start at Rs 16,990 in India.
The highlight of Huawei Y9 Prime (2019) is its full-screen display and pop-up selfie camera. The Y9 Prime would be available in Emerald Green and Sapphire Blue colour options. The two-tone shade at the back gives the Y9 Prime a rich classy look.
Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 specifications, features
The dual-SIM (Nano) Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 runs EMUI 9.1 based on Android 9 Pie and features a 6.59-inch full-HD+ (1080×2340 pixels) TFT display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio and 391ppi of pixel density. The display is notch-less, and you get a 91 percent screen-to-body ratio.
In terms of camera, the Y9 Prime features a triple rear camera setup with a 16MP f/1.8 primary sensor. The other two sensors include an 8MP ultra-wide lens and a 2MP depth sensor. In the front, there is a 16MP pop-up camera that elevates within a second and has a fall detection feature.
The phone comes with 4GB of RAM and 128GB internal memory. Storage can be further expanded up to 512GB via microSD. It features Huawei’s own octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 710 processor.
However, Y9 Prime has a physical fingerprint sensor instead of a much-sorted in-display fingerprint sensor.
In the battery department, Huawei has offered a more generous 4,000mAh battery in Y9 Prime. The smartphone is claimed to offer up to 22 hours of video playback, 44 hours of voice calling and nine hours of gaming time. There is USB Type-C charging support on offer.
Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, 3.5mm headphone jack, etc.