Unlike its sub-brand Honor, Huawei didn’t launch any new product at the IFA 2020, however, recent news revealed that the company had a few products up their sleeve. On Sunday the 6th of September 2020, Huawei quietly announced the release of the HUAWEI Y9a; a tweaked version of the HUAWEI Enjoy 20 Plus which was recently launched in China.
This is not the first time we are hearing of the device as its name has been mentioned in different lists of upcoming HUAWEI devices. The device even had its promotional poster leaked last week.
HUAWEI Y9a Specifications
The HUAWEI Y9a features a 6.63-inch FHD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels) IPS LCD panel with a 92% screen-to-body ratio without a notch or hole-punch on it. The reason behind the device’s lack of a hole-punch or notch is because its 16MP selfie camera is located on a pop-up module.
In terms of dimensions, the HUAWEI Y9a measures 163.5mm in height and 76.5mm in width. It is 8.95mm thick.
The device is powered by a MediaTek Helio G80 SoC, unlike the Enjoy 20 Plus which is a 5G smartphone equipped with MediaTek Dimensity 720. The device also sports a 6GB/8GB LPDDR4x RAM and 128GB UFS 2.1 storage depending on the region where it is being sold.
The HUAWEI Y9a sports the circular camera design present in the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro but with different sensors. Instead, the device comes equipped with a 64MP primary snapper paired with an 8MP 120° ultra-wide unit, a 2MP depth sensor, and a 2MP macro shooter.
The phone runs on EMUI 10.1 which is based on Android 10 with HMS (Huawei Mobile Services). It also features all necessary sensors such as a gyroscope, compass, gravity sensor, ambient light sensor, and a fingerprint sensor located on its side.
The device has been 4G LTE certified and has other features such as dual-band Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, 3.5mm headphone jack, and USB Type-C. Also, the device will also be powered by a 4200mAh battery supporting 40W fast charging in regions such as the Middle East, Africa, and some countries in Middle Asia. In other regions, it will feature a 4200mAh battery supporting 22.5W fast charging.
The HUAWEI Y9a will be available in three (3) colors – Space Silver, Sakura Pink, and Midnight Black.