Huawei Y9s specs – Side-mounted fingerprint

The Huawei Y9s debuts with a 6.59” ultra fullview display which features a 91% screen-to-body ratio.

Bearing semblance to a note type of smartphone in some way, there’s no water-drop notch on the device’s screen. The phone packs an extensive 2340 x 1080 screen resolution but there’s more to it than just that.

Huawei Y9s features an advanced fingerprint sensor by the side giving more accessibility to the popular smartphone unlock option. The device gets that premuim smooth feel and the smartphone maker, Huawei packs the model with some premium specifications.

An advanced USB 2.0 type c and a 6GB RAM storage are some of the forefront features as well as a great 4×2.2 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53 processor.

For the graphics definition, the Mali-G51 GPU takes care of it. The battery of this device supports fast charging at 10W and that is fairly good.

Huawei continues with it’s super triple camera at the rear of the device. Full review of this powerful model is as follows:

Ultra fullview display and charming light design

Huawei Y9s full view

For a more immersive viewing experience with this premuim model, there is a 6.59 inch ultra fullview display.

The crisp & polished glass body comes with a superb arc design which sparkles light in both the midnight black and crystal light colour variants.

With 91% screen-to-body ratio, the 2340 x 1080 FHD+ front display delivers a 391 pixels per inch.

Dimensions(mm)163.1×77.2×8.8
Weight206 grams
ColoursMidnight Black, Breathing Crystal
Screen size6.59 inches(16.74 cm)
Screen resolution1080 x 2340 pixels
Bezel-less displayYes
Pixel density391 ppi
Display typeTFT Touch Screen Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch, Color LTPS (16.7M)
Screen to Body Ratio91 % (As claimed by brand)

Advantage: The device’s screen thickness of 8.8 mm is okay while the 391 pixel per inch ratio is impressive!

Disadvantage: The device’s weight of 206 grams is heavier than most models.

Triple rear camera & auto pop-up selfie camera

Huawei Y9s comes with a rear camera setup comprising of a 48MP wide angle lens with an aperture of f/1.8. The second lens serves as a 120° ultra wide one with an aperture of f/2.4 and pixel count of 8MP. The third and last 2MP camera has an f/2.4 aperture serving as a depth sensor.

Huawei Y9s camera specs

With the 48MP+8MP+2MP rear camera setup, the company boasts of achieving AI corrected images from whichever angle one takes the shot from.The interesting part of camera department is expressed in the selfie setup. An impressive 16 MP front camera automatically pops up from the top side of the phone when you are about to take a selfie and retracts when done.

This motorized popup cam comes with an impressive aperture of f/2.2.

Rear camera
  • 48MP f/1.8 – wide angle
  • 8MP f/2.4 – ultra wide
  • 2MP f/2.4 – depth sensor
Rear camera featuresHDR, Panorama, Auto focus
Video recording[email protected], FHD
FlashYes, LED
Front cameraLone 16MP motorized pop-up cam, f/2.2
Front Video Recording[email protected], FHD

Advantage: The rear camera setup scores good, however the aperture of the 48MP primary lens is average at f/1.8.

The aperture of the remaining lens and that of the front camera is excellent including the pixel count of the later.

Disadvantage: –

Hardware and software specifications

6GB + 128GB wide storage

There is more to just storing files into a device.

Ever considered the speed while depositing contents to the inbuilt or auxiliary storages?
This Huawei latest release boasts of an EROFS super file compression technology which as claimed by the phone-maker, would improve the transmission speed and as well save the 128GB storage space provided.

The wide 6GB RAM storage size which the phone packs accords convenience while running hefty apps as well as making for ease in multi-tasking between programs.

Powerful Kirin 710F processor

Huawei introduces a much improved Kirin 710F octa-core chipset for the Y9s. The processor speeds up performance while consuming less power and this means more to any phone user.

An interactive EMUI9.1 operating system

The new custom skin slapped with the Android 9 pie operating system on the device give users an AI powered interactive interface.

The new version of the software make enhances a better smooth user-interface.

RAM6GB
Inbuilt storage128GB
Memory card slotYes (upto 512GB)
ChipsetHiSilicon Kirin 710F
ProcessorOcta core (2.2 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A73 + 1.7 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A53)
Architecture64 bit
GraphicsMali-G51 MP4

Advantage:

  • Powerful processor setup
  • An excellent ROM & RAM storage – This increases performance

Disadvantage: The only downvote is on the second quad Cortex A53 processor speed at 1.7GHz.

Huawei Y9s

Huawei Y9s Network support

The device supports various popular bands of 4G, 3G and 2G. It however doesn’t support the 5G network.

Sims
  1. Nano sim
  2. Nano sim (Hybrid)
4G Bands
  • TD-LTE 2300(band 40)
  • FD-LTE 1800(band 3)
3G BandsUMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G BandsGSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRSAvailable
EDGEAvailable

Huawei Y9s Connectivity and sensors

As a intergration of the power botton by the phone’s side, there is an advanced fingerprint. This much improved sensor unlocks the phone in 0.3 seconds. Aside the side-fingerprint sensor, there are various other connectivity options and sensors.

WifiWi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n featuring mobile hotspot
Bluetoothv4.2
GPSYes, with A-GPS, Glonass
USBMass storage device, USB charging
USB typeUSB Type-C (Doesn`t support micro-USB)
Audio Jack3.5 mm
Fingerprint sensorYes, side mounted
Other sensors
  • Light sensor
  • Proximity sensor
  • Face unlock
  • Accelerometer
  • Compass
  • Gyroscope

Advantage: The side-mounted fingerprint with greater sensing unviels another dimension to the sensor.

Disadvantage: It’s Bluetooth v4.2 is a lower version than the currently ne v5.0.

Huawei Y9s battery

The 4000mAh battery that powers the device serves a continuous calling for 40 hours, music playback for 80 hours and video playback for 9 hours.

Capacity4000 mAh
TypeLi-ion
User replaceableNo
Quick ChargingYes

Advantage: Quick charging available.

Disadvantage: The 4000mAh capacity is satisfactory but actually not the best.

Huawei Y9s price in Nigeria

The selling price of Huawei Y9s starts from 86,000 naira. As at the time of writing, the device isn’t available in major online stores in Nigeria like Jumia.

Verdict!

Perfection is ideal but quality pairs with reality. A clear crystal display, powerful processor, motorized pop-up selfie camera, satisfactory battery & storage capacity and an accessible fingerprint sensor outlines the device as a quality one.

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