Huawei launches the Huawei Enjoy 9, Snapdragon 450 and 4000 mAh battery in tow
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A few days ago in China, Huawei announced the launch of its new budget device, the Huawei Enjoy 9. Huawei’s Enjoy series is specific to the Chinese market, and the Enjoy 9 is expected to be rebranded as the Huawei Y7 Prime (2019) in western markets, and could also even have an Honor variant.
The Enjoy 9 sports a 6.26-inch HD+ display, further proving its budget heritage. There is a rectangular notch at the top but it’s not as big as some that we’ve seen in the past. The Enjoy 9 is powered by a Snapdragon 450, a one-year-old budget variant of the ancient Snapdragon 625, and a surprising choice since the company’s own Kirin 659 is a better SoC. There’s also the fact that Snapdragon-powered Huawei phones generally haven’t gotten the best software support.
The Enjoy 9 boasts of 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage, with a dedicated MicroSD slot in tow. It gets its juice from a 4000 mAh battery, and runs on the Android 8.1-based EMUI 8.2, which is a shame. At the back of the device is a 13 MP + 2 MP camera setup, while the front plays host to an 8MP sensor. There’s a 3.5mm headphone jack but a fingerprint reader is absent.
The Enjoy 9 has a price tag of CNY 1,199, which translates to about US$175. Not the best value for money option on the market, we must say.