Huawei Y9s


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Price in Kenya 25,300 shillings
Display 6.59 inch
Storage 64 GB
Chipset Hisilicon Kirin 710F (12nm)
Back Camera 48 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP
Front Cameras Motorized pop-up 16MP, f/2.0
Battery 4,000 mAh

KSh 25,800 KSh 26,000

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Huawei Y9s in Kenya

The price of Huawei Y8s 2019 in Kenya is 25,300 shillings. It comes with a Li-Po 4000 mAh battery, 64 GB of internal storage, and a 6.59 inches display. The phone also has a triple  48 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP camera and motorized pop-up 16MP selfie. Y9s comes in colors Midnight Black, Breathing Crystal, and Phantom Purple. Check out the official product website for more information. 

Huawei Y9s price in Kenya & key features

Price Approx KSh 25,300
Display 6.59 inch
Storage 64 GB
Chipset Hisilicon Kirin 710F (12nm)
Back Camera 48 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP
Front Cameras Motorized pop-up 16MP, f/2.0
Battery 4000 mAh

Phone overview

Huawei has had a long-standing reputation for early adoption of various design adjustments and even experimental tech. the tech might be practical, for optics, or a small mix of both. And being a massive manufacturer, it doesn’t lack devices to pull in on. After working on the motorized camera in the Huawei Y9. We get the device polished up a little into the Huawei Y9S, available since November 2019. Check out Mate 30.


The Huawei Y9S comes with a 6.59ich IPS LCD screen. It does not have a camera notch or cut out on the screen because it adopts the pop-up camera module for the front-facing camera. This gives it the Fullview uninterrupted screen reputation, which is great for consuming content. It has a screen to body ratio of 84.7%, with subtle bezels but a little significant bottom chin. At the bottom, we are pleased to find both the USB-C connector and the 3.5mm jack. It is a plastic build, both frame, and back, and we have a triple vertical camera at the back. The fingerprint scanner is mounted on the side, giving the back a very clean look.


Just like the Y9 before it, the Huawei Y9S comes with the in-house midrange HiSilicon Kirin 710F chip, quite the popular processor being in use in many other midrange phones from Huawei. It is bundled with an octa-core 2.2 GHz Cortex A73/A53 CPU combo and a Mali G51 MP4 GPU. This particular setup has delivered a solid performance in the past so nothing less is expected this time around. The storage options onboard are 6GB of RAM and 128GB for mass internal storage, with an option for a hybrid expandable memory card that shares the slot with the sim card.


The Huawei line of phones has always been famed for its camera implementation. The Huawei Y9S is no different.it has a triple camera set up, with a 48mp primary wide sensor (see also Oneplus 7), an 8mp ultrawide sensor, and a 2mp depth shooter. The photos are decent, with great exposure from the large primary sensor. That ensures photos are well lighted, especially in optimal conditions, but in low light, one needs to wait for a little while longer to let in more light to have usable night shots.

The ultrawide lens is great for landscape photos, though not the widest in this segment. The video can shoot 1080p in 30fps. On the front, we have a pop camera implementation that houses the 16mp camera. The mechanicals has been certified good for more than 100,000 pop-ups so it should be reliable enough. The photos are decent and the video gets to 1080p in 30fps.


The Huawei Y9S comes with a very formidable 4000 mAh non-removable Li-Po battery,. which is very much capable to last you more than a day of use, probably even two. Couples with the Fullview screen, that means long hours of content consumption on the phone. Feels like one of the simple joys this phone offers. Unfortunately, despite being a USB-C device, we don’t get any kind of fast charging support, so we have to contend with basic 10W charging, which takes about 3.5 hours to fill up this phone. This is not very optimal, but I guess a compromise had to be taken every so often.


The Huawei Y9S comes with the Android 9 Pie-based EMUI 9.1 custom skin, upgradable to Android 10 (check out Huawei Y8p). Having being released a little earlier before the ban on Huawei by the US government and being restricted on Android, the Huawei Y9S comes with full GMS support so the experience should be akin to other OEMs out there, if not better.

What’s not guaranteed however is continued support and update in the long term, but the next few updates shouldn’t be a problem. The EMUI is great, a little bloatware here and there, as it has become a custom, but that doesn’t affect its performance.

Final remarks

The Huawei Y9S is a great midrange. A big battery, a Fullview screen, and the aesthetically pleasing pop camera are the bells and whistles. These should win over new admirers, especially with that wow factor. Internally, it still packs a punch and there is no conspicuous deal-breaker for this particular device. It’s worth a shot.

More Huawei phones in Kenya

LAUNCHNovember, 2019
2GYes, GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
3GYes, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4GYes, LTE band
Dimensions163.1mm x 77.2mm x 8.8mm
Body MaterialFront/back glass, aluminum frame
SIMDual SIM (Nano-SIM)
Size6.59 inches (84.7% 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 512GB - hybrid slot
BackTriple: 48 MP, f/1.8, (wide), PDAF + 8MP (ultrawide) + 2MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
FeaturesLED flash, HDR, panorama, 1080p@30fps
FrontSingle: Motorized pop-up 16MP, f/2.2
3.5mm jackYes
Alert typesVibration, ringtones
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth4.2, A2DP, LE
USB2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
FingerprintYes (side-mounted)
Face IDNo
TypeLi-Po, non-removable
10W fast charging
COLORSMidnight Black, Breathing Crystal