Huawei Y9 (2018) officially unveiled with 18:9 display, four cameras, massive battery

Huawei Y9 (2018) officially unveiled with 18:9 display, four cameras, massive battery
Huawei is determined to go with the flow and adopt the new 18:9 display trend. The company's new mid-range smartphone offers not just such a screen, but also a gigantic battery. Seen as something unusual not long ago, 18:9 displays have become the norm these days, so it will be interesting to see what other parts of a phone will suffer such modifications in the coming years.

Anyway, Huawei's newly introduced Y9 (2018) smartphone sports a 5.93-inch display with FHD+ resolution (2160 x 1080 pixels) and 18:9 aspect ratio. Hardware-wise, the handset is quite decent since Huawei included an octa-core Kirin 659 processor, 3GB RAM, and 32GB expandable storage.

As the title says, Huawei Y9 (2018) drains energy from a massive 4,000 mAh battery and it's not even thick at 7.9mm. On the back, the smartphone features a dual-camera setup (13MP+2MP), while in the front it comes with a similar configuration (16MP+2MP).


Another positive aspect is that it runs Android 8.0 Oreo (EMUI 8.0 included) right out of the box. The phone has a fingerprint sensor on the back side, which is made out of metal.

The smartphone is available in three colors – black, blue and gold, but we have yet to learn details about its price, although rumor has it it will sell for around €200. For the time being, it's only been introduced in Thailand, but we can safely assume Huawei will make it available in more countries very soon.

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16 Comments

1. tangbunna

Posts: 480; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

thinking of 4000mah, redmi series got that massive for 3 years already. look like 4000mah is just a medium spot, 5000mah+ should call massive.

3. hemedans

Posts: 757; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

and dont forget kirin is not as efficient as midrange 14nm snapdragon soc. In daily life it will compare to 3000/3500mah phone.

4. Einstein333

Posts: 146; Member since: May 22, 2012

No it won't! It will be much better! The Huawei mate 10 pro with its 4000mah battery lasts way longer than the galaxy s8+ or s9+!

6. CincyGuy

Posts: 31; Member since: Oct 19, 2015

You! Need! More!! Exclamation!! Points!!!!!!!!!!

8. Cat97

Posts: 1920; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Mate 10 Pro has quite a different Kirin chipset compared to their midrange. And that does look very nice indeed.

10. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Comparing devices with higher resolution screens/higher powered processors and smaller batteries. Ok, sure.

9. harrisvt

Posts: 17; Member since: Nov 10, 2015

I have a honor 6x with an earlier Kirin 655 chipset. It last just as long as my galaxy s8 active and it has a 4000 nah battery. The honor 6x is like 3300.

12. plasteek

Posts: 265; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

Kirin 16nm +emui8 will make it last longer because of agressive battery managment !

14. mootu

Posts: 1527; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

I have the Honor 6X & Honor 7X and did have a Mate 9 all have great battery life. Honor / Huawei have great power mangement.

15. 13579

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 11, 2018

I have P9 and it gets only about 4.5h SOT, less than S7...

2. surethom

Posts: 1712; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Pity only 3gb ram though

5. Einstein333

Posts: 146; Member since: May 22, 2012

I love Huawei for the big batteries! They put Samsung an co to shame!

7. Cat97

Posts: 1920; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

So you keep the large bezels but also elongate the display ? How stupid is this ?

16. aegislash

Posts: 1509; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

But the bezels are nowhere near as big as the last Y series device. They have most definitely been trimmed.

11. srgonu

Posts: 557; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Huawei is flooding market with more series of phones than Samsung

13. royaldragonss

Posts: 22; Member since: Sep 27, 2016

How many Kirin 659 SOC phones has Huawei outed by now?

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