Huawei has unveiled its latest budget smartphone, the Huawei Y9 Prime 2019, in the Kenyan market.
Not to be confused with another device that bears an almost similar name, the Huawei Y9 2019 from last year, the Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 brings to the Y series the company’s “all-screen” display panel as well as the biggest display panel in the entire series.
Huawei has been able to achieve the all-screen (“FullView”) display design by doing away with the notch, a constant feature on its devices over the past year, and introducing a pop-up camera. Huawei claims that the pop-up camera can handle up to 15 kilogrammes of pressure, should it ever come to that. Additionally, it’s been tested for over 100,000 pops.
That camera, which is responsible for selfies, is easily one of the device’s standout features both in form as well as function, properly complementing the tri-lens setup at the back which incorporates an ultra wide-angle sensor and the usual Artificial Intelligence (AI) razzmatazz.
Packing the same 128GB that can be found on the Huawei P30 Lite, and double what was there on the Y9 2019 last year and an improved processor (from the same Kirin 710 tree), the Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 is effectively the most powerful Y series device that one can buy.
You can read more about the device here and check out its specifications in the link below.
Those interested in laying their hands on the device can pre-order it starting today online on Jumia as well as in select stores across the country. The pre-order period runs through to July 4th. Those who pre-order the device get a free pair of headsets from Huawei.
The Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 is going for Kshs 25,000.
Those interested in securing a credit facility in order to purchase the device are able to do so through Lipa Later which Huawei has partnered with,
Building on the after sales support it recently treated some of its customers in Nairobi to, Huawei is offering buyers of the Y9 Prime 2019 a free screen replacement should it accidentally break or get damaged within the first 3 months.
We have the device with us and we’ll be sharing more about it as we explore it so you can stick around for that soon.