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Redmi Note 9 killer? Render outed for Huawei's purported midrange Y8S smartphone

A leaked render for what appears to be Huawei's upcoming Y8S (Image source: @evleaks)
A leaked render for what appears to be Huawei's upcoming Y8S (Image source: @evleaks)
Tipster @evleaks outed what appears to be an official render for Huawei's purported Y8S smartphone. The midrange device takes a lot of cues from the Huawei Y9, with a similar design and camera setup. The device looks likely to take the fight to Xiaomi's Redmi Note 9 lineup later this year.
Arjun Krishna Lal,

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.

The purported Huawei Y8S looks very similar to the budget Huawei Y9 (Image source: @evleaks)
The purported Huawei Y8S looks very similar to the budget Huawei Y9 (Image source: @evleaks)

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Arjun Krishna Lal, 2020-04-24 (Update: 2020-04-25)
Arjun Krishna Lal
Arjun Krishna Lal - News Editor
I've had a passion for PC gaming since 1996, when I watched my dad score frags in Quake as a 1 year-old. I've gone on to become a Penguin-published author and tech journalist. When I'm not traveling the world, gathering stories for my next book, you can find me tinkering with my PC.