Huawei Y9 officially launches in the Kenyan market

Huawei Y9 public launch at Two Rivers Mall, Nairobi, Kenya.

Huawei’s latest mid-range smartphone, the Y9 2019, is now available in retail stores in Kenya, following a public launch held simultaneously at both TRM Mall and Two Rivers mall in Nairobi, Kenya.

The phone is now readily available in the market for a recommended retail price of Kshs 24,990 and will also be available at Telkom retail stores across the country. Consumers can also purchase the device online via Jumia.

Speaking at the initial media launch of the device, a few weeks earlier, Huawei’s Head of Eastern Africa Mobile Steven Li said, “We are delighted to announce the arrival of the Huawei Y9 2019 into this market. We believe that it will be a favourite, mainly amongst Kenyan youth due to its favourable price and superior features,”

“HUAWEI Y9 2019 features the new generation 6.5″ Notched HUAWEI FullView Display, with a high screen to body ratio and comfortable sleek design, users can experience cinematic-level visuals and smoother control. The delicate appearance and trendy colours are elegant yet stylish, and the looks are always in fashion,” he added.

Abel Ochieng’ one of the customers who attended the Y9 public launch on Saturday at Two Rivers mall said, “ This is my first time using a Huawei phone, based on the reviews I came across online as well as experiencing it on the ground I am happy to say this phone provides value for money.

The HUAWEI Y series is known for powerful battery life, delicate appearance and seamless user experience. With “Excellent” and “Entry-level Flagship Phone” as its core concept, HUAWEI Y9 2019 follows the latest technology trend and brings upgraded CPU, front and rear dual AI camera, and the notched HUAWEI FullView Display to the entry-level models the first time. As a world-class brand, HUAWEI Y9 2019 allows users to enjoy the benefits and funs that the latest technology brings.

HUAWEI Y9 2019 is equipped with a 4000mAh* big battery (*typical value), providing 42 hours of call, or 7.6 hours of videos, or 10 hours of gaming (data from HUAWEI Laboratory). The battery cells have an energy intensity of 680WH/L which retains a capacity of over 80% after 700 charging cycles (approx. 3 years), bringing customers a longer enjoyment experience with long-lasting endurance.

The Kirin 710 chip on Y9 2019 is integrated with the TEE technology for facial recognition, which helps to protect facial characteristic detection, characteristic comparison and modular management, offering a comprehensive and secure solution for facial recognition to protect confidentiality and prevent data risk. The Kirin 710 chip also integrates the in SE security mechanism to achieve financial level security verification to enable secure and convenient mobile payment.

Huawei Y9 2019 Specifications
  • Dimensions: 162.4×77.1×8.05mm; Weight: 173g
  • 5-inch (2340 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ display, 19:5:9 aspect ratio, 2.5D curved glass
  • Huawei Kirin 710 12nm (4 x 2.2GHz Cortex-A73 +4 x 1.7GHz Cortex-A53) octa-core chipset, ARM Mali-G51 MP4 GPU
  • 4/6GB RAM, 64/128GB storage, expandable up to 400GB with a microSD card
  • Android 8.1 (Oreo), EMUI 8.2
  • Dual SIM, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz / 5GHz), Bluetooth 5
  • Rear Cameras: 16-megapixel primary sensor, single LED flash, 2-megapixel secondary camera
  • Front Cameras: 13-megapixel primary camera, 2-megapixel secondary camera
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 4000mAh (typical) / 3900mAh (minimum) battery with fast charging
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