Huawei Y9s Officially Launched in Kenya

Huawei Y9s

Huawei Y9sEarly today, Huawei officially launched the Huawei Y9s and announced the Band 4 smartwatch series. Huawei recently announced they’ll be bringing these two devices, the Huawei Y9s and the Band 4 to the Kenyan market and now they’re finally here.

The Huawei Y9s is the company’s first phone in Kenya to rock a side-mounted fingerprint sensor.

Continuing its trend of ditching the notch for a full-screen experience, the Huawei Y9s comes with a pop-up selfie camera to give that almost bezel-less design. The 6.59″ LCD display is stunning and comes with a resolution of FHD+ at 2340×1080 and in a 19.5:9 aspect ratio.

That large display of the Huawei Y9s will offer you enough screen real-estate to consume multimedia content or for mobile gaming.Huawei Y9s Screen design

The back looks elegant too with he colour-gradient back and the Huawei Y9s comes in two colours – Midnight Black and Breathing Crystal. The back is curved to give a good grip for easy one-handed use.Huawei Y9s back

For optics, the Huawei Y9s features 4 cameras: triple AI-powered rear cameras and a pop-up selfie camera. The main cameras include 48MP, an 8MP wide-angle camera and a 2MP depth sensor for bokeh shots.

There’s a dedicated night mode with the Huawei Y9s  that won’t fail to impress you if you like going out and enjoying the nightlife. You’ll have to stay still though to capture shots in low light sceneries.

The 48MP sensor on the Huawei Y9s uses Quad-Bayer technology to combine four pixels into one for better low light performance.

For selfies, you get a 16MP camera that uses a pop-up mechanism that retracts the camera back into the phone’s body when the sensors notice a sharp and fast decline. Modes you can play around with include bokeh and beauty for those perfect selfies.

For assurance, the retractable camera has been tested thoroughly and can sustain up to 100,000 pop-ups.

Powering the Huawei Y9s is a 2.2Ghz octa-core Kirin 710F chip coupled with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage. You can still expand the storage using an external micro-SD card. For gamers, the Huawei Y9s also rocks GPU Turbo 3.0.

The Huawei Y9s packs a 4000mAh battery plus feature smart power-saving options to increase its efficiency and give users extended battery life – It also sports a Type-C USB port. A 10W charger is provided.

A side-mounted fingerprint sensor and Face Unlock are present for biometrics.

The Huawei Y9s comes with Android Pie 9.0 and EMUI 9.1 skin with intelligent functions to help you be more efficient in your everyday tasks.

There are Google services included so you don’t have to worry about missing out on Android apps.

Pricing and Availability

The Huawei Y9s will start selling from Ksh 31,999 and you can pre-order it from today November 14th until the 28th of November to get a gift hamper that includes free wireless headphones.

Preorders are taking place in retail stores across the country

Nairobi Airtel Sarit centre westklands store
Nairobi African Retail Traders Moi Avenue Store A and B
Nairobi Makarim Hilton Arcade store
Nairobi Dixons Kenyatta Avenue Store
Firi Communications
Nairobi Tricom Ronald Ngala store
Nairobi Photohive Moi venue store
Ropem cinema
Nairobi Smart Hub
M store
Nairobi Dixons Tom mboya
Click Electronic
3C Hub Moi Avenue
Trends Moi Avenue(Ropem)
Ideal quality
Jamii telecommunications
Generations Embu
Winners Maua
Mobile Trends
Senford Computers
Neno world
Decent One
One to One Samrat
Tinda Enterprise
Mambo B
Airtel partner shop
Generation Machakos
Image Connections
Militech Communications
Tricom Machakos
Old Orchards
Phone Matt
@Pesa Point
Mersons Brand shop
Thika Orchards Communications
Phone Matt
@pesa Point
Tricom Machakos
Dhaval 1
Anand Rupa mall
Keromatt Kericho
Fone Fun Kisii
Star mobile
Wireless Netzone
Snaap connection
Mt Kenya
Nyeri Decent one
Ideal Quality
Davi Stationary
3C Hub Nakuru

Band 4 series

Huawei also took the stage to launch their smartwatch devices – the Band 4 series. The smartwatch is targetted at young consumers and features an ergonomic design and offers a couple of fitness-focussed features plus on the go alerts for incoming calls and message notifications from a connected phone.

You get a 2.5D colourful touch screen and charges via a built-in USB plug for easy charging. There are also multiple workout modes that range from outdoor and indoor run, walk, cycle, elliptical to free training.

When you connect your device to the Band 4, you get other features such as Find My Phone and Remote Shutter.Band 4 and the smaller Band 4e

For customization, you get to play around faces of different styles from the Huawei Watch Face Store.

The Band 4 and the smaller Band 4e start selling from Ksh 4,999 and Ksh 3,199 respectively.

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