Huawei was able to do a with the notch, by featuring a pop-up, above the display. Another thing you will find above the display of the Huawei Y9s is its earpiece.

Owing to the fact that there isn’t any capacitive sensor on the rear, you probably feel the fingerprint sensor is tucked under the display and that the Huawei Y9s features an optical fingerprint sensor.

That isn’t the case here. The smartphone features a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, placed beneath the volume controllers.

For colors, the Huawei Y9s comes in Midnight Black, Breathing Crystal. So if you decide to purchase this device, have it mind that its either you are purchasing a black smartphone or a smartphone with a breathing crystal design.

The Cameras

Huawei has once again shown that they are capable of featuring capable cameras in a smartphone that falls in the mid-range category. One of the cameras featured on the Huawei Y9s is a 48MP camera, something we had on the Huawei P30 Lite and Xiaomi Redmi Note 7.

On the rear of the Huawei Y9s, you will find a 48MP primary camera with an aperture of f/1.8, an 8MP ultrawide camera with an aperture of f/2.4 and a 2Mp depth sensor. With this camera setup, you can shoot photos in HDR and panorama. Videos shot with this camera setup is capped at 1080p 30fps.

For selfies, the smartphone features a 16MP motorized pop-up camera, with an aperture of f/2.2. This camera is also capable of shooting 1080p videos.

Hardware and Software

The hardware on the Huawei Y9s is best described as a perfect replica of what we had on the Huawei Y9 Prime 2019. The Huawei Y9s features the same specs as what with had on the Y9 Prime 2019.

It features a Hi-Silicon Kirin 710f processor, this processor has clock speeds of 2.2GHz and 1.7GHz. This processor is a 12nm processor.

The Huawei Y9s also features a 6GB RAM, 128GB, with support for Micro-SD expansion up to 512GB. It is also home to a non-removable 4000mAh battery. Battery charging on this device is capped at 10W.

Despite its flagship looking chassis, the information provided above clearly describes the smartphone as an upper mid-range smartphone, something that should be kept in mind when making your purchase decision.


The Huawei Y9s joins the list of smartphones that still have a 3.5mm headphone. This smartphone features a USB Type C (USB 2.0) port, Dual-band WiFi, and NFC.

There isn’t 5G connectivity on this device, as the network connectivity is capped at 4G LTE. Please note that Nigerian users will only be able to use the MTN 4G network on this device, as its the only supported Nigerian LTE band.

Huawei Y9s Specs

Here are a few specs of the Huawei Y9s:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 9 (Pie), EMUI 9.1
  • Processor: Octa-core Hisilicon Kirin 710F (2.2GHz quad-core Cortex-A73 + 1.7GHz quad-core Cortex-A53)
  • GPU: Mali-G51 MP4
  • Memory: 4GB RAM
  • Colours: Midnight Black, Breathing Crystal
  • Dimension: 163.5 x 77.3 x 8.8 mm
  • Weight: 206 g
  • SIM Type: Nano SIM
  • SIM Count: Hybrid  Dual SIM


  • Display: 6.59-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 2340 pixels (391 PPI), 19.5:9 Aspect ratio
  • Screen Protection: –


  • Rear Camera: 48MP (wide) f/1.8 + 8MP (ultra-wide) f/2.4 + 2MP Tri Camera, 1080p @ 30fps
  • Rear Camera Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama
  • Front Camera: Motorised Pop-up 16MP Camera, 1080p


  • Built-in Storage: 128GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 512GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: –

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X: –
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes, 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100MHz
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE: Yes, LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 7(2600)

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: 42.2/5.76 Mbps
  • CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE: Yes, Cat12 600/50 Mbps
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.2
  • NFC: No
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: USB Type C (USB 2.0)


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: –


  • Music Player: Yes
  • Video Player: Yes
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: –
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: –
  • SpO2: –
  • Pedometer: –
  • Heart Rate Monitor: –
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (Side-Mounted)
  • Iris Scanner: –
  • Face Unlock: –
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes (with dedicated mic)
  • Wireless Charging: –
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: –
  • Water Resistant: –
  • Dust Resistant: –
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes


  • Battery: 4, 000 mAh non-removable Li-Po battery
  • Talktime: –
  • Standby Time: –
  • Fast Charging: Yes, 10W