Huawei Nova Y9a goes official with MediaTek Helio G80 chipset
Chinese tech giant Huawei has launched a new Y9a model in South Africa. The latest addition to the Y series carries a price-tag of ZAR 6,499 (roughly Rs. 31,300). The handset will also arrive in markets like the Middle East and Asia. As for the key highlights, it offers a MediaTek Helio G80 chipset, a notch-less display, and a 4,300mAh battery.
Why does this story matter?
While the US government's trade ban on Huawei has severely affected its smartphone business, the Chinese tech giant is looking to expand its footprint in developing countries. The Y9a is Huawei's latest mid-range handset that looks to attract buyers with its all-screen design, quad rear camera system, and fast-charging capability. It runs on the outdated Android-10'>Android 10 OS and lacks support for Google's services.
The handset has a 6.63-inch notch-less LCD display
The Huawei Y9a bears a notch-less display with rounded corners, slim bezels, and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. The rear side has a quad camera setup. The phone sports a 6.63-inch (1080x2400 pixels) Full-HD+ display with a 92% screen-to-body ratio and 20:9 aspect ratio. The color options available include Space Silver, Sakura Pink, and Midnight Black.
It has a 64MP main camera
The Huawei Y9a features a circular camera module on the back, including a 64MP (f/1.8) primary lens, an 8MP (f/2.4) ultra-wide snapper with a 120-degree field-of-view, a 2MP (f/2.4) depth lens, and a 2MP (f/2.4) macro snapper. For selfies and video calls, it has a 16MP (f/2.2) front-facing camera housed in a pop-up module.
The phone packs a 4,300mAh battery
The Huawei Y9a is powered by a MediaTek Helio G80 processor, coupled with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. It runs Android 10 OS with EMUI 10.1 interface and houses a 4,300mAh battery with 40W fast-charging support. For connectivity, the device offers Bluetooth 5.1, Wi-Fi, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a Type-C port, among other options.
Huawei Nova Y9a: Pricing and availability
The Huawei Nova Y9a is priced at ZAR 6,499 (roughly Rs. 31,300) in South Africa. However, there is no official announcement regarding the phone's arrival in India.