Huawei Y9a Arrives in Pakistan with a Gorgeous Display and a 64MP Quad-camera

Faisal Rasool

The recently-introduced Huawei Y9a has just arrived in Pakistan. You can pre-order it online, and with each purchase, Huawei is throwing in a free Huawei Band 4. We’ll recount what this newest mid-ranger from the Chinese phone-maker offers.

We start off with the familiar uninterrupted FullView display of Huawei Y9a and a camera mounted on a motorized pop-up module — a feature common to the Huawei Y9s and the entire Y9 series. It’s a 6.63” IPS screen that delivers an FHD+ resolution and 92% screen real estate.

Around the back of this latest handset is a flagship camera module that we are already familiar with, we're talking about a Mate-30-esque design: a round camera housing with a reflective halo accenting it.

Four cameras are laid out inside the bump. The Huawei Y9a shell is polished and chamfered around the edges, available in Midnight Black, Space silver, and Sakura Pink editions. The ‘3D arc design’ is rounded off by a side-facing thumbprint reader, USB Type-C port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. As far as the price is concerned, the handset ranks as a high-end mid-ranger in the Huawei price list.

The AI quad-camera setup on Y9a by Huawei uses a high-res 64MP main camera (with a large f/1.8 aperture and a 1/1.7” sensor), a 2MP sensor for depth detection, a 2MP lens for macro shots, and an 8MP ultra-wide unit for 120° shots. The array, of course, is AI-powered, featuring a ‘Super Night Shot’ mode and EIS (or Electronic Image Stabilization). For taking selfies, the Y9a relies on a 16MP front-facing camera.

As for performance, we have MediaTek’s Helio G80 processor running things behind the scenes, in combination with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of ROM — expandable only via Huawei’s proprietary NM SD cards. The 4,200 mAh Y9a battery powering the internal hardware charges over an impressive 40 watts, allowing your device to reach 70% in only 30 minutes.

Needless to say, the software experience falls short of the standard owing to a lack of Google apps and services. The EMUI 10.1 onboard has the Huawei Mobile Services ecosystem at its core where your apps are sideloaded through the Huawei AppGallery. Huawei Y9a starts from Rs. 43,999.


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