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The pop-up camera phone offers the true FullView Display for the ultimate selfie, gaming and viewing experience

Consumers looking for a high-end specs for an entry level price will love Huawei’s newest product. Equipped with Huawei’s own high-performance, low-power-consumption Kirin 710F chipset, and an intelligent EMUI 9 operating system based on Android Pie, the Y9 Prime 2019 provides the latest innovative features such as the triple AI cameras supported photography, a long battery life, high-end graphics, and impressive aesthetic design. The combination of advanced technology and affordable price in its price segment is a testament of Huawei’s commitment to provide high-end technologies to consumers and public.

“We will not stop. We will continue to provide Filipino consumers with innovations and products that they deserve”, Mr. George Li, Country Manager at HUAWEI Consumer Business Group Philippines confidently stated during the launch of the company’s new entry-level offering, the HUAWEI Y9 Prime 2019 at Grand Hyatt Manila.


A Visionary Pop-Up Selfie Camera for Maximum Viewing Experience

The Huawei Y9 comes with a triple rear camera set up that pushes the boundaries of entry level phones, but the highlights of its camera lie in the front camera with a “pop-up” configuration. Huawei Y9 Prime 2019’s new auto pop-up camera is automatically activated when the user switches to the front camera. The pop-up camera is also designed with an intelligent protection mechanism that detects free falls and retract the lens. When the front camera is activated, it would automatically emerge and hover over the screen, like a submarine periscope appearing from under the surface. This elegant futuristic design allows the phone to realize a bezel-less and notch-less display, providing a higher screen-to-body ratio.  

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The Huawei Y9 Prime 2019’s front 16MP front camera, is also supported by Artificial Intelligence (AI). The camera can identify blue skies, greenery, indoor scenes, and landscapes which automatically adjust its parameters to optimize the natural lighting conditions. A total of eight (8) scenarios are supported by the AI feature. The recently upgraded AI backlight imaging technology retains details with stunning clarity and natural colors to captivating selfies regardless of the lighting.


A Bezel-Free Experience

Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 represents a break from the conventional smartphone design. It abandons any form of notch, slider or a hole. The screen is simply a smooth and unobstructed glass surface, taking up 91% of the front surface. The receiver earpiece has been moved to the top of the central frame, and the ambient light sensor is located at the bottom of the screen.

Huawei Y9 Prime 2019’s full-screen display measures at 19.5:9 in aspect ratio. Y9 Prime 2019’s 6.59-inch LCD screen displays 16.7 million color gradients and boasts a wide color gamut of 85%. The screen also filters harmful blue light emissions, and intelligently adjusts the color temperature and brightness, to protect against eye strain. Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 passed TÜV Rheinland’s strict standards for low blue light and photo biological safety.


AI-Enhanced Photography with Triple Rear Cameras

The HUAWEI Y9 Prime 2019 is equipped with a 16MP + 8MP + 2MP triple rear camera system. The 16MP main camera and 8MP secondary camera utilize a 6P (six-lens plastic array) design, which helps capture crystal-clear images with a sterling level of the detail and powerful light intake, resulting in improved resolution and contrasts.


The F/1.8 aperture on the 16MP camera takes in 50% more light than the F/2.2 aperture is more commonly seen, with low noise, and fast focusing. Meanwhile, the 8MP sensor offers one of the most impressive feats little found among the budget phones, an ultra-wide-angle camera that allows for 120° wide-angle shots of vast landscapes or breathtaking skylines.


On the other hand, the 2MP sensor coordinates with the primary camera to generate the depth of field in the photo, enabling SLR-quality images on a palm-sized budget handset. Tools such as Night mode, and 480 FPS super slow-motion videos, bring a range of professional features within reach.


Excellent Performance with Top-Level Specs

The Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 comes equipped with a 4GB RAM+128GROM, 4,000 mAh battery and also a Type-C port that enjoys a faster transmission and greater convenience. Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 also retains the standard 3.5mm headset jack.

The HUAWEI Y9 Prime 2019 is powered by the 12nm Kirin 710F, which delivers lightning performance while consuming less power. This Kirin chipset represents a significant upgrade over its predecessor in both CPU and GPU.


In terms of design, the back cover on the Y9 Prime 2019 is divided into three levels. The upper third houses the camera and fingerprint scanner. The bottom two-thirds are minimalistic, with a darker-hued backdrop set against the logo in the lower left corner.


Despite sporting a 6.59-inch bezel-less screen, the Stark has the grip and feel of a 5.5-inch phone. The back cover is composed of 3D composite material (3D PC/PMMA) that glimmers like glass but is durable and shatter-resistant.

The Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 also runs the minimalistic and user-friendly EMUI 9, with 10% fewer Settings items and 12.9% higher performance. EMUI 9.0 utilizes the upgraded version 2.0 Version of F2FS to provide memory management that works seamlessly with Huawei’s self-developed background app monitoring, optimizing power efficiency and phone security.

With the launch of Huawei’s Y9 Prime 2019, Huawei has strived to bring in an advanced technology and first-rate aesthetics to reshape the entry-level smartphone market.


Pricing and Availability

The Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 retails at PHP 12,990 and comes with three colors: Midnight Black, Sapphire Blue and Emerald Green and will be available at Huawei Experience Stores and partner retailers nationwide. Pre-order starts on July 5 – July 12 and consumers who pre-order will get a premium Bluetooth speaker worth PHP 1,790.

Big consumer launches for Y9 Prime 2019 will be held from 13 July to 14 July in four SM malls, SM City Marilao, SM City Cebu, SM Megamall and SM City Sta. Rosa to give consumers more fun experiences and additional benefits they can check on spot.