“Pop-up camera king has arrived”
The mid-range segment of smartphones is undergoing a huge transformation these days. Right from a pop-up selfie camera to multiple shooters, and powerful specs to premium design, we’re seeing it all. And Huawei’s latest smartphone, the Y9 Prime 2019 brings all of that in a single package. With an effective price of Rs 15k, the Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 is an attractive proposition. Wondering why we are saying so? Read on ahead to find out.
The only pop-up selfie camera phone with triple cameras on the back
Recently, a wave of premium-looking smartphones with an elevating selfie-camera have arrived in the country. The Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 also rides the same trend but has a few tricks up its sleeves. It’s the most affordable handset with a pop-up selfie camera. And not just that, it’s also the only elevating camera-toting phone in this segment that comes with triple cameras on the back.
Talking specs, the Y9 Prime 2019 sports a 16-megapixel f/1.8 primary camera accompanied by an 8-megapixel f/2.4 120-degrees wide-angle lens and a 2-megapixel f/2.4 depth sensor on the back. For selfies, you get a 16-megapixel snapper. The selfie shooter is backed by AI, which can recognise up to eight scenes and optimise settings accordingly in order to offer the best output.
An immersive display
The use of elevating selfie camera has allowed the brand to stretch the display and eliminate bezels on its newest offering. The 6.59-inch display of the Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 offers an impressive screen-to-body ratio of 91.02 percent. The screen comes with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9 and bears full HD+ resolution that makes for an immersive experience while watching movies.
Delivers smooth performance
Driving the performance on the Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 is the HiSilicon Kirin 710F SoC. The processor is mated to 4-gigs of RAM and 64GB / 128GB storage, which can be expanded further up to 512GB. The addition of support for microSD is a welcome change considering other smartphones in the price range are slowly getting rid of an expansion slot.
The Kirin 710F chipset is an octa-core SoC manufactured using 12nm fabrication, which ensures a good balance between performance and battery efficiency. In a nutshell, the smartphone should be able to handle anything you throw at it.
An all-day battery life
The Huawei Y9 Prime also ensures that you don’t need to lug the charger around with you to make the most of its features, all thanks to the massive 4,000mAh battery under the hood. According to Huawei, the smartphone offers up to 108 hours of music playback, nine hours of gameplay, 22 hours of video playback and 44 hours of voice calls on a single charge. The numbers sound pretty impressive and the device should be able to last all day with ease.
Comparing this to its rivals, the Y9 Prime 2019 comes out ahead of the 3,765mAh battery on the Realme X, and matches the 4,000mAh cell on the Redmi K20 Pro.
A price that’s hard to match
The main highlight of the Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 is its aggressive price tag. The smartphone comes with an elevating selfie camera, triple cameras on the back, massive battery, full-screen fascia and more, all at Rs 15,990, which when coupled with cashbacks, brings the effective price to Rs 15,000. The handset will go on sale starting August 7th from Amazon.in. Moreover, the phone will be sold offline stores across major cities in India, making it easily accessible.
Acting as an icing on the cake is various offers. Buyers can get instant cashback of Rs 500 on payments made via Amazon Pay, while SBI debit / credit cardholders can avail an instant discount of 10 percent.
For offline customers who have pre-booked the device, the company is bundling the Huawei Sport BT headphones and a 15,600 mAh power bank free of cost. Furthermore, Jio subscribers are eligible to get cashback of up to Rs 2,200, if they do recharges of Rs 199 or 299.
There you have it. The Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 has arrived at a time when the mid-range segment is heating up once again. The brand has really managed to push the envelope this time around and the Y9 Prime 2019 seems well-equipped to take on the other heavyweights in this segment.