Huawei has just lifted the veil on the Huawei Y9s, a new mid-range smartphone with a triple 48 Mp photo sensor and a SoC Kirin 710F. The Chinese manufacturer is content to actually recycle the Honor 9X Pro design to circumvent the sanctions of the US government. This is the third time the group has done this in a few weeks.
This November 7, 2019, Huawei posted on its official website the complete data sheet of the Huawei Y9s. As announced, this is simply the twin brother of Honor 9X Pro announced last July. Privately licensed Android by decision of Donald Trump, the Chinese group must be creative to circumvent the imposed sanctions.
The company can not integrate Google's services and applications, including the Play Store, with new smartphones. Devices already on the market, however, escape the restrictions. Until the situation is unblocked, Huawei has no other choice to continue to exist on the market.
Read also: our Honor 9X test – an air of déjà-vu, but a price and a design at the top
Triple Photo Sensor 48 MP and SoC Kirin 710F
Like the Honor 9X Pro, the Huawei Y9S is sublimated by a 6.59-inch LCD screen borderless. The front photo sensor is housed in a sliding drawer. On the power button on the edge, there is the fingerprint reader.
Unlike the Honor 9X Pro, the smartphone is powered by the SoC Kirin 710F. This is the only difference between the two models. The processor is supported by 6 GB of RAM. Autonomy is entrusted to a 4000 mAh battery. On the back side, a triple photo sensor composed ofa main module of 48 Mpx is aligned vertically.
Available in black or white, the smartphone will first be marketed in a handful of Arab countries at a price of around 220 euros. For now, it is unclear whether Huawei has planned to launch this variant on the European market.
Huawei therefore recycles the latest devices from the catalog of its subsidiary Honor. In early October, Huawei had already cloned the Honor 20 under the name Nova 5T. More recently, Honor has used the latest models from her parent company. Honor has indeed launched the Honor 20s, a simple disguised P30 Lite. What do you think of this strategy? We are waiting for your opinion in the comments.
|Screen||6.59 inches Full HD IPS LCD|
|Front sensor||16 MP|
|Rear sensors||48 + 8 (wide angle) + 2 MP f / 1.8|
|Storage||64 or 128 GB UFS 2.1 2-LANE|
|security||Fingerprint scanner on the side|
|connectivity||Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.0 LE, GPS + GLONASS|
|BONE||Android 9.1 Pie + overlay EMUI 9.1.1|
|color||Black, white crystal|
|Dimensions||163.1 × 77.2 × 8.8 mm|