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    Huawei Y9 Prime 2019

    Price in Kenya KSh 22,000
    Display 6.59 inch
    Storage 128 GB
    Chipset Kirin 710F (12 nm)
    Back Camera 16 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP
    Front Cameras Motorized pop-up 16 MP
    RAM 4 GB
    Battery 4,000 mAh

    KSh22,000.00 KSh23,500.00

    Huawei Y9 Prime 2019

    The Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 128GB goes for Ksh. 22,000 in Kenya. The phone comes with a 4000 mAh battery, 128 GB of internal storage, and a large 6.59 inches display. It also has a 16 MP triple-camera and 4 GB of RAM. Y9 Prime 2019 comes in colors Emerald Green, Midnight Black, and Sapphire Blue. Check out the official product website to learn more about this product. 

    Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 in price in Kenya & key features

    Price Approx KSh 22,000
    Display 6.59 inch
    Storage 128 GB
    Chipset Kirin 710F (12 nm)
    Back Camera 16 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP
    Front Cameras Motorized pop-up 16 MP
    RAM 4 GB
    Battery 4,000 mAh

    Phone overview

    Huawei has for long produced various variants to fit every segment of the market, from entry-level all the way to the flagships. That leaves a lot of room in the middle where they can mess around with components, mix and match and still end up with a great device. That’s what Huawei Y9 Prime, available from August 2019, feels like, a good value proposition with some nice design choices that give a completely modern feel. Here are the details.


    The Huawei Y9 Prime comes with the absolutely beautiful notchless IPS LCD 6.59-inch screen with that magical 84.3% screen to body ratio. That is because the front-facing camera uses a mechanical pop-up system where the camera retracts into the top frame of the phone, hiding from view. It is most certainly aesthetically pleasing to consume content on this phone as you are hardly distracted by various camera designs, but rather a whole screen interrupted view.

    The rest of the phone is a plastic build, frame, and back, where a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner awaits, in addition to a triple camera array. At the bottom, we are lucky to have both a USB-C connector and a 3.5mm jack. You may want to see Huawei Y8s.


    The Huawei Y9 Prime is certainly no comes with the midrange in-house HiSilicon Kirin 710F chip, a processor that has been featured in many midrange phones from Huawei. Alongside this, we have an octa-core 2.2 GHz Cortex A73/A53 CPU combo and a Mali G51 MP4 GPU. This is some solid performance whichever way you look at it, from basic phone use to intensive graphic tasks, though we really wouldn’t be expecting flagship scores. The onboard memory configurations are 4GB for RAM and a 64/128GB option for internal mass storage, in addition to a dedicated expandable memory card.


    Huawei has for long been associated with great camera experiences, from their entry devices to their flagships, and we can see similar focus has been placed on the Huawei Y9 Prime with a new AI camera and an array of new interactive modes. The primary sensor is a 16mp ide sensor, an 8mp ultrawide, and a 2mp depth sensor. See also Huawei Y7 Prime 2019.

    Of course, it functions great in optimal lighting but the images are a little blown out when a little overexposed. Low light photos are not all that great either but are usable still. It can shoot 1080p video at 30fps. On the front, we have the motorized pop up 16mp camera, that has a redundancy function that lets it close if it senses it is falling. It can also record HD video in 30fps.


    The Huawei Y9 Prime smartphone has great battery life. The 4000 mAh non-removable battery has become the industry standard, easily lasting more than a day without needing to charge. That means more hours of power use, be it content consumption, browsing, or photography, you name it, it can handle it. What’s not so pleasing is the fact we don’t get fast charging so have to contend with the slow standard charging that takes forever to fill up. Needless to say, we also don’t get wireless charging.


    The Huawei Y9 Prime comes with the Android 9 Pie-based Magic UI 2.1, upgradable to Android 10. This new UI is optimized for less powerful devices making it fast and very light. The bloatware is not overwhelming but it’s nothing close to stock. What’s important to note is that with Huawei being kicked out of Android following the US ban, support and updates remain unclear to it’s important to keep that in mind. Other than that, it’s quite a pleasurable experience.

    Overall, the Huawei Y9 Prime is certainly a beautiful device, with an uninterrupted screen, a great battery, and a decent camera. At its price point, it’s an easy favorite for value and performance. With the motorized camera, it adds the wow factor that could be the deciding factor for that hip new device.

    More Huawei phones in Kenya

    LAUNCHMay, 2019
    2GYes, GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
    3GYes, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
    4GYes, LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800)
    Dimensions163.5mm x 77.3mm x 8.8mm
    Body MaterialFront glass, plastic back
    SIMDual SIM (Nano-SIM)
    Size6.59 inches (84.3% screen-to-body ratio)
    TypeLTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, with 16M colors
    Resolution1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio, (391PPI)
    Operating SystemAndroid v9.0 (Pie); EMUI 9.1
    ChipsetHisilicon Kirin 710F (12nm)
    ProcessorOcta-core (4x2.2 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)
    GPUMali-G51 MP4
    Internal Storage128GB
    Micro SD SlotYes, up to 1TB
    BackTriple: 16MP, f/1.8, (wide), PDAF + 8MP (ultrawide) + 2MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
    FeaturesLED flash, HDR, panorama, [email protected]
    FrontSingle: Motorized pop-up 16MP, f/2.0
    Features[email protected]
    3.5mm jackYes
    Alert typesVibration, ringtones
    WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
    Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, LE
    GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
    USB2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
    FingerprintYes (rear-mounted)
    Face IDNo
    TypeLi-Po, non-removable
    COLORSEmerald Green, Midnight Black, Sapphire Blue