- Huawei introduced the Y9 (2018) in Thailand.
- The phone is a derivative of the Mate 10 Lite and Honor 9 Lite, with an 18:9 display, 4,000 mAh battery, and more.
- Pricing and availability information are unknown, though the Y9 (2018) might cost around $250.
The US government might have casted a large shadow over Huawei‘s attempts to enter the US market, but that did not stop the Chinese manufacturer from continuing to push out devices. The Huawei Y9 (2018) is the latest smartphone that seems to be a derivative of the existing Huawei Mate 10 Lite and Honor 9 Lite.
The Y9 (2018) sports a 5.93-inch IPS display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and a 2160 x 1080 resolution. Above the display are dual 16 MP and 2 MP cameras, while the rear sports a 13 MP and 2 MP combo. Because of their low megapixel counts, the 2 MP sensors are only used for depth information.
Below the two rear cameras is a circular fingerprint sensor, with Huawei branding on the front and back, for some reason.
Inside the Y9 (2018) are Huawei’s in-house Kirin 659 processor, 3 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of expandable storage. The phone also features a huge 4,000 mAh battery that should allow for at least a full day of use, if not more.
A nice bonus is EMUI 8.0 on top of Android 8.0 Oreo being available out of the box. Along with autofill and picture-in-picture (PiP), Oreo introduces persistent notifications, adaptive icons, app-specific launcher shortcuts, and more.
Finally, the Y9 (2018) comes in black, blue, and gold. Pricing and availability information are still scarce, though rumors allege a price point hovering around $250. Also, the phone was introduced in Thailand and will presumably launch in other countries.