Redmi Note 9 killer? Render outed for Huawei's purported midrange Y8S smartphone
Tipster Evan Blass recently outed renders for the Huawei Y8S, what appears to be an upcoming addition to the Chinese manufacturer's midrange smartphone lineup. The renders appear to be straight from Huawei, which means that we might get an official announcement about the Y8S soon.
From what we can see in the render, the device appears to cater towards the lower end of the midrange segment, as a new entry to Huawei's Y series. The leaked renders actually point to a design that's very similar to the Huawei Y9, with a wide notch, thin bezels, and similar camera configuration. Compared to that circa-US$200 phone, the Huawei Y8S appears to be slightly slimmer, at least going by the render. This might mean less battery life than the Y9, with its prodigious 4000 mAh battery.
In terms of cameras, the Huawei Y8S appears to have a dual rear snapper with integrated LED flash in a vertical array. A rear fingerprint scanner is positioned near the rear camera, again similar to the Y9.
It is possible to make an educated guess about the screen and SoC specifications. We're likely looking at a Kirin 810 part here, featuring two A76 cores, six A55 cores, and a middling ARM Mali-G52 MP6 GPU. This will drive what is most likely an FHD+ IPS panel.
If the Huawei Y8S retains a budget-oriented pricing, it could well give Xiaomi's Redmi Note 9 series tough competition.