China-based tech maker, Huawei launched its Y9 (2019) smartphone in India on January 10 with all features enhanced when compared with its 2018's version. With the launch of Huawei Y9 (2019), we are introducing new smartphone capabilities without compromising on the premium quality that Huawei is renowned for," said Tornado Pan, Country Manager (Huawei Brand), Consumer Business Group, Huawei India.
Running Android 8.1 Oreo with EMUI 8.2 on top, Huawei Y9 (2019) sports dual front camera - 16MP (f/2.0 aperture) + 2MP (f/2.4 aperture) and dual rear camera - 13MP (f/1.8 aperture) +2 MP (f/2.4 aperture) sensors which support Artificial Intelligence (AI) intelligent scenario identification and real-time optimisation.
Huawei Y9 (2019) comes with a 6.5-inch full-HD display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 2340 x 1080 resolution and notch on the top. The 16.7-million colour IPS LCD with a contrast ratio of 1500:1 also supports "Eye Comfort Mode".
In comparison with the previous generation Kirin 659, the advanced octa-core Hsilicon Kirin 710 chipset that is used in Y9 (2019) enhances single-core performance by 75% and 68% with multiple cores. Also, 12nm process technology of the chipset reduces power consumption by 30%. The complementing Mali-G51 MP4 GPU and the accompanying 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage read-out any graphic-rich content with much-reduced latency.
Further, the 4,000mAh battery which promises 9 hrs of continuous gaming and 9 hours of video streaming on single charge packs power consumption optimisation for comprehensive energy-saving technology, with one-touch battery optimisation and suspension to inactive programmes to improve standby time to several days.
In terms of audio, Y9 (2019) is packed with Histen 5.0 technology that assures surround sound and perfectly renders the bass frequencies optimising them for your headphones. Also, its 'Party Mode' lets you share your music with your friends so you all can play the same track simultaneously with increased volume. Talkeasy AI conversation that detects the noise levels in your surrounding and optimises the volume bits enabling Automatic Enhancement" and "NICAM technology" is the other interesting facet of Y9.
On the connectivity front, Y9 (2019) has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, 4G LTE, fingerprint sensor on the rear and no NFC.
Price/Availability: Rs 15,990/ starting January 15 in Midnight Black and Sapphire Blue colours through Amazon.in. There will also be available with a limited period bundle offer on the platform with 'Boat ROCKERZ 255 SPORTS Bluetooth hands-free' worth Rs 2,990 for free.
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