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Huawei Y9 (2018) hits Thailand, closely related to the Mate 10 Lite and Honor 9 Lite

Huawei Y9 (2018) Android phablet with quad cameras
Huawei Y9 (2018) Android phablet
The new Huawei Y9 (2018) that was unveiled in Thailand shares many specs and features with the existing Mate 10 Lite and Honor 9 Lite. Its main selling points are the large 2:1 IPS display, the four cameras, and the capable HiSilicon Kirin 659 mid-range processor. Powered by a generous 4,000 mAh battery and loaded with Android 8.0 Oreo, the Y9 (2018) will hit the market in black, blue, and gold.

Although Huawei has a lot of good handsets on the market nowadays, they have a serious problem: there are too many of them. While most big brands in this market try to offer just a few products for each price range, Huawei keeps growing in all directions. However, until time gets to prove Huawei right or wrong, the Mate 10 Lite and the Honor 9 Lite receive a new sibling with a 2:1 display, quad cameras, and a HiSilicon Kirin 659 processor.

Called Huawei Y9 (2018), this handset has just been unveiled in Thailand, report multiple news outlets, but this seems like a rather soft launch. According to those sources, this new Y-series device comes with a 5.93-inch IPS display that has a resolution of 2,160 x 1,080 pixels. The front camera setup includes a 16 MP sensor and a 2 MP one, while the main image snapper combines a 13 MP image shooter and a 2 MP one. In both cases, the 2 MP sensors are only used to capture depth information. On the rear, there is a circular fingerprint reader.

The remaining technical specs include a HiSilicon Kirin 659 processor, 3 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage, microSD support, and a generous 4,000 mAh battery. The operating system used by the Huawei Y9 (2018) is Android 8.0 Oreo, but with Huawei's EMUI 8.0 interface on top.

Although there is no price information yet, it looks like the three color choices available in Thailand are black, blue, and gold. Given the specs and the prices of its two siblings, it is rather safe to assume that the Huawei Y9 (2018) will be priced around the equivalent of US$250. This handset will probably reach many other markets later this year, but there is no official information regarding this yet.

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Codrut Nistor, 2018-03-12 (Update: 2018-03-12)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.