Huawei has announced a new mid-range smartphone in Thailand today. Dubbed as the Huawei Y9 (2018), it offers quad-camera setup and comes with the same Kirin 659 chipset. With every passing month, we're losing the count on how many smartphones will Huawei release with the Kirin 659 SoC. Also, the phone boots Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. Huawei did not reveal the pricing and availability details of the Huawei Y9 (2018) smartphone yet, but they are expected to come out very soon.
Huawei has three smartphones with Kirin 659 SoC in the Indian market, and the Y9 (2018) features specifications similar to the Honor 7X. And the design of the new phone is identical to the Honor 7X itself.
The newly announced device sports a 5.93-inch Full HD+ display on the front with a resolution of 1080 x 2160pixels. And as stated, it's powered by the Kirin 659 chipset, coupled with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. That's pretty bad from Huawei as most of the phones releasing these days are arriving with at least 4GB of RAM.
The highlight of most of the Huawei smartphones releasing these days is the quad-camera setup. It remains the same with Y9 (2018) as well. The phone offers a 16MP primary camera at the back along with a 2MP depth camera, followed by a 13MP primary selfie and a 2MP front-facing shooter. Both the front and rear cameras offer a Portrait mode for depth shots.
The device boots Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box, and it has EMUI 8.0 on top. The device draws the power from a beefy 4000mAh battery unit. This is the highest capacity battery used by Huawei in all of its mid-range smartphones.
As of now, there are no details on whether this smartphone is coming to the Indian market or not. But most probably, it won't make its way because Huawei already has three smartphones with Kirin 659 chipset in the Indian market. But the Y9 (2018) has a bigger battery than any of the Honor mid-range devices in the Indian market, so Huawei might launch under its sub-brand Honor to put it against the recently launched Redmi Note 5 Pro and Redmi Note 5 devices.