Huawei continues to sell millions of phones across the globe, and while its strained relationship with the U.S. is marked by a bleak future, the Chinese technology corporation has not slowed down manufacturing phones and popularizing its upper hand in 5G technologies. Admittedly, the number of devices that are going to find themselves in peoples’ hands is going to drop significantly because a lot of American suppliers have been banned from doing business with it.
That aside, there are a number of devices that were on the pipeline for launch before the U.S. ban came int effect. Some of them have since gone official, including a handful of its Honor sub-brand. Another smartphone, which will be launching in the Kenyan market sometime next week is the Y9 Prime 2019, the successor to last year’s Y9 Prime that received various accolades thanks to its good price and the specifications it brought to the table.
Huawei says it has changed a lot of things with the new model: to begin with, the screen, which is still at 6.59” occupies the expanse of the front panel. It is an immersive experience with skinny bezels and no notch. Companies have been eliminating the screen cutout to achieve all-screen displays, and maybe because notches, while they can be deactivated, are not very eye-pleasing.
The front camera is slotted in the top edge in a pop-up mechanism as we have seen in OPPO F11 Pro, which costs more than Y9 Prime’s expected selling price. It is also worth noting that motorized selfie snappers have been reserved for high-end phones for some time now. We are glad that the technology is trickling down to affordable devices, and we should be seeing more of this as design shifts towards achieving infinity screens that shrink the size of phone while offering expansive displays.
“Huawei, a brand known for meaningful innovations for its users is constantly working at improving the smartphone experience. With the soon to be launched Y9 Prime 2019 we have paid close attention to camera and display that is aimed at attracting consumers who are looking for some of the most innovative features,” says Huawei Mobile Country President, Steven Li.
The Y9 Prime 2019 will ship with a large 4000 mAh cell, 4GB or RAM and 64/128 GB of internal memory, a triple camera at the back (16 MP wide angle, 8 MP ultrawide and 2 MP for depth information) as well as a rear-mounter fingerprint sensor and USB Type-C. The package, which runs Android 9 Pie and EMUI 9 is powered by Hilisicon Kirin 710F, and is, in every bit, a worthy upgrade.
We will update you on pricing on launch day.