Huawei launched the Y9 Prime 2019 on July 27, which features a pop-up front camera integrated with a truly bezel-less display, offering enhanced graphics and immersive viewing experience at only RM899.
Equipped with the high-performance, low-power Kirin 710F chipset and intelligent EMUI 9 operating system, the Y9 Prime also boasts AI-assisted photography, a lengthy battery life, unprecedented ease of use and an inventive design.
Visionary pop-up camera with high durability
Y9 Prime 2019’s new auto pop-up camera is automatically activated when the user switches to the front camera. The pop-up camera is also designed with an intelligent protection mechanism that detects free falls and retracts the lens.
The pop-up camera built to raise and retract 100,000 times. In other words, even if you start the front camera 100 times each day, it will still last for at least 2.7 years. When the front camera is out, it can withstand up to 15kg of soft pressing force on the front of the phone. The front 16MP pop-up camera with 1.0μm pixels and F/2.2 aperture is supported by the built-in AI feature. The camera can identify blue skies, greeneries, indoor scenes, and snowy landscapes. It can also adjust the parameters to optimise the natural lighting conditions. A total of eight scenarios are supported by the AI feature.
Big screen: Authentic bezel-free experience
The Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 series took a break from the conventional smartphone design. It abandons any form of notch, slider, or hole. Its 6.59-inch Ultra FullView display measures at 19.5:9 in aspect ratio; which is simply a smooth and unobstructed glass surface, taking up 91% of the front surface. The 6.59-inch negative LCD screen displays 16.7 million colour gradients and boasts a wide colour gamut of 85%.
Big battery: Excellent performance with top-level specs
The Y9 Prime 2019 comes equipped with a 4,000 mAh battery and also a Type-C port that enjoys a faster transmission and greater convenience. The flat shape and rounded corners are reversible, where users can connect it without the concern of the cable’s direction. The phone also retains the standard 3.5mm headset jack. It is powered by the 12nm Kirin 710F, which delivers lightning performance while consuming less power. This Kirin chipset represents a significant upgrade over its predecessor in both CPU and GPU.
Big storage: Essential requirement for all
The Huawei Y9 Prime boasts a 4GB RAM with 128GB ROM storage capacity, which is able to provide more than sufficient storage for all sort of data, files, apps, photos etc. In addition, the all-new Read-Only File System, EROFS, improves data compression, preserving storage space while improving performance and speed, which has no doubt enhanced by the 4GB RAM and 128GB ROM. It also contains Huawei’s impressive Phone Clone feature, a purpose-built app for swift and easy data transfers with a touch on the screen.
Unique design with premium aesthetic
In terms of design, the back cover of the phone is divided into three levels. The upper third houses the camera and fingerprint scanner. The bottom two-thirds are minimalistic, with a darker-hued backdrop set against the logo in the lower left corner. In addition, the receiver earpiece is moved to the top of the central frame, and the ambient light sensor is located at the bottom of the screen.
AI-enhanced photography with triple camera setup
The Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 packs with 16MP + 8MP + 2MP triple-camera on the back.
The 16MP primary camera’s F/1.8 aperture is a top performer, receiving 50% more light than the F/2.2 aperture that is commonly seen in the market.
The 8MP sensor offers a 120° field of view that fits within the frame and creates a three-dimensional effect that is even more mesmerising due to the bezel-less display.
The 2MP sensor assists the primary camera in generating a lifelike depth of field in the photo, enabling SLR-quality images on a palm-sized handset.
Popping up in the market this week
With the launch of Y9 Prime 2019, Huawei has strived to bring in an affordable product of advanced technology and first-rate aesthetics to reshape the entry-level smartphone market. The Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 will be available for RM899 at all Huawei Brand Stores and Huawei Online Official Stores in Midnight Black, Sapphire Blue and Emerald Green. Meanwhile, users are able to redeem exclusive rewards from various brands partners such as a free 6-month Viu Premium Subscription via the Member Center; this is also the very first time Huawei is introducing a consumer-rewarding program for the Y series.
In relation to the launch, Huawei Carnival is back where Malaysian consumers are able to win fantastic prizes with a total worth up to RM1 million. More surprises and rewards are also in store for Huawei customers.