Huawei has this year launched two Y series smartphone models in Kenya – that is the Y7 Prime 2018 in April followed by the Y5 Prime 2018 in July. Going by the user sentiments among few of the customers who acquired them, the two models have been (better than) impressive in terms of performance.
And now, to provide customers with even more refined features and better performance, the Chinese device vendor has unveiled a new model in the Y series, the Huawei Y9 2019 (being promoted online under the #HuaweiY9KE banner). And being the latest addition in the Y series, the #HuaweiY9KE promises to beat its forerunners hands-down in various departments, both in terms of aesthetics and performance (or quality).
(TOP: Huawei East and Central Africa Head of Mobile, Steve Li – centre-; Huawei Marketing and Communication Manager, Nakhulo Khaimia – right -; and Huawei Training Manager, Derrick Alenga, take a selfie with the new Huawei Y9 during its launch in Nairobi).
The #HuaweiY9KE, available for pre-order on Jumia, the online retailer, from October 18 to 26, 2018, retails for Kshs 24,990. Buying the device via pre-order before it formally gets to the market gives the customer various benefits – including a gift hamper with Kshs 8,000 worth of goodies. And what’s more, remember you only need to go to the pre-order link, register and then pay a deposit of Kshs 4,000, not the whole Kshs 24,990.
Beyond pricing, who is the #HuaweiY9KE’s target market, as in what kind of buyer did Huawei the company have in mind when they were designing and developing this smartphone?
“We are delighted to announce the arrival of the Huawei Y9 2019 into this market. We believe that it will be a favorite, mainly amongst Kenyan youth due to its favorable price and superior features,” said Steven Li, the Huawei Head of Mobile division in charge of Eastern Africa during the phone’s media launch in Nairobi.
“Introducing a delicate design and unique modish new colors, HUAWEI Y9 2019 features a stylish look with a sleek silhouette and refined aesthetics. Its unique glossy appearance is timeless and youthful, and its latest technology trends offer users state of the art gaming, audio-visual and entertainment experiences.”
And at that price point (and being the most expensive in the Y series range so far), what features does the #HuaweiY9KE pack within its 173 gram (and 8.1mm thick) frame?
The phone, as indicated in our headline above, has three key main superior features – that is battery life of 4000mAh, memory expandable to 400GB and an enhanced camera.
Below are the other features and specifications of the #HuaweiY9KE (2019):
|Resolution||1080*2340 (19.5:9 ratio)|
|Platform||Operating System||EMUI 8.2 on top of Android 8.1 Oreo|
|Chipset||Hisilicon Kirin 710|
|CPU||Octa-core (4×2.2 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)|
|External||microSD, up to 400GB|
|Camera||Main||Dual 16MP + 2MP phase detection autofocus, LED flash|
|Front||Dual 13MP + 2MP|
|Colors||Midnight Black, Sapphire Blue|
|Features||Fingerprint reader (front-mounted), Notched display, A.I|