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Huawei’s first smartphone with a motorized front-facing camera is ready to make its official debut in the Philippines later today. Welcome, the Huawei Y9 Prime 2019.

y9 prime 2019 33Y9 Prime 2019 is a glamorous and classy looking device, boasting a glossy back panel with two shades of the same color. It has a 6.59-inch TFT LCD display with FHD+ resolution, and is powered by a Kirin 710F octa-core processor backed by 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, expandable with a microSD card.

y9 prime 2019 37The devices houses a 16MP + 8MP + 2MP trio of AI-assisted rear shooters, one main, one for wide angle shots, and one for that gorgeous depth of field effect. Its 16MP motorized front camera can activate or retract shy of a second, and emits a mechanical sound. Its cameras are equipped with Night Mode, AI Scene Recognition, AI Beauty, 3D Portrait Lighting and more.

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y9 prime 2019 99Y9 Prime 2019 runs on Android 9 Pie, with Huawei’s EMUI 9 on top. It packs a 4,000mAh which charges via a USB-C port.

y9 prime 2019 60There’s no word on pricing just yet, but we’ll definitely know today, so stay tuned.

Specifications
Display6.59" FHD+ TFT LCD
ProcessorKirin 710F (Octa-Core)
RAM4GB
Storage128GB (Expandable)
Rear Camera16MP + 8MP + 2MP
Front Camera16MP
OSAndroid 9 + EMUI 9
Battery4,000mAh
Other FeaturesAI Scene Recognition
AI Beauty
3D Portrait Lighting
USB-C Interface

Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.