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HUAWEI Y9s Price, Specifications + Offer for Malaysia!

HUAWEI Y9s Price, Specifications + Offer for Malaysia!

The HUAWEI Y9s smartphone is here, promising to deliver 48 MP photography on the cheapFind out what the HUAWEI Y9s offers for just RM 999!


HUAWEI Y9s : 48 MP Photography On A Budget!

The HUAWEI Y9s promises to make 48 MP photography accessible to everyone, even those on a tight budget!

Believe it or not, HUAWEI is offering the new Y9s at just RM 999, with a special free gift to boot! Unbelievable!

Pop-Up Camera + Notch-Free Display

The HUAWEI Y9s joins the pop-up camera fad, delivering a notch-free display and a 91% screen-to-body ratio.

Its auto pop-up selfie camera has a 16 MP sensor with a f/2.2 aperture. According to HUAWEI, it is robust enough to handle 15 kg of suspended weight!

Triple Rear Cameras

Its headlining 48 MP main camera defaults to 12 MP for better low-light performance, but you can switch to the 48 MP mode if you need the extra-high resolution.

This camera also has a handheld Night Mode, and the ability to record slow-motion videos at up to 480 fps!

The biggest upgrade is, arguably, the 8 MP ultra-wide camera – it offers a more dramatic viewpoint, especially for architectural or scenery shots.

The third “camera” is a 2 MP depth sensor that captures depth information to help the main camera differentiate the subject from its background, to deliver more accurate software bokeh effects.

Kirin 710F + GPU Turbo 3.0

Its Kirin 710F platform has four fast A73 cores, four low-power A53 cores and a quad-core G51 GPU. Its gaming performance is further enhanced by GPU Turbo 3.0, which also reduces power consumption by 10%.

Ample Memory + Storage

The HUAWEI Y9s has plenty of memory and storage, boasting a massive 6 GB of LPDDR4x memory and 128 GB of internal storage. And if that’s not enough, you can expand it using a microSD card – up to 512 GB in size!

It also uses the new EROFS (Extendable Read-Only File System) which delivers 20% better random read performance, and 2 GB more storage space through better file compression.

Large Battery + USB-C Port

The HUAWEI Y9s comes with a large 4,000 mAh battery, which supports 10 watt fast-charging. On top of that, it comes with a bidirectional USB Type C port.


HUAWEI Y9s Specifications

Specifications HUAWEI Y9s
Display 6.59-inch IPS display
Display Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels (391 ppi)
Protection None
Operating System EMUI 9.1
Platform HiSilicon Kirin 710F
Processor 4 x ARM Cortex-A73 cores (2.2 GHz)
4 x ARM Cortex-A53 cores (1.7 GHz)
Graphics Processor ARM Mali-G51 MP4
Memory 6 GB LPDDR4x
Storage 128 GB internal storage
microSD slot (up to 512 GB)
Front Camera 16 MP camera (f/2.2)
Rear Cameras 48 MP main camera (f/1.8)
8 MP ultra-wide camera (f/2.4)
2 MP depth sensor (f/2.4)
SIM Support Dual nano SIMs, Dual Standby
4G LTE UL : Cat13 (150 Mbps)
DL : Cat12 (600 Mbps)
WI-FI 802.11b/g/n (2.4 GHz only)
Connectivity Bluetooth : BT 4.2
USB : USB 2.0 Type C
Fingerprint Sensor Yes, Side-Mounted
Other Sensors Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Compass, Gravity
Infra-Red Emitter No
NFC Support No
Battery 4,000 mAh Li-Po battery
10 W fast-charging
Dimensions 77.2 mm wide
163.1 mm tall
8.8 mm thick
Weight 206 g


HUAWEI Y9s Price + Offer For Malaysia!

The HUAWEI Y9s is available in two colour options – Midnight Black and Breathing Crystal – starting 29 November 2019 in a single variant :

  • 6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage : RM 999 / ~S$326 / ~USD239 / ~£185 / ~A$353

Here are the online purchase links :

Here in Malaysia, HUAWEI is offering a FREE HUAWEI Band 4 smartwatch worth RM 139. To redeem this free gift, please follow these steps :

  • Go to HUAWEI AppGallery and search for Member Center
  • Install and open the HUAWEI Center app
  • Scroll down to the Activities section
  • Tap on the HUAWEI Y9s Free Gift Redemption banner.
  • Fill in your personal information and submit them.

That’s it! HUAWEI will deliver your FREE HUAWEI Band 4 to you!


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HUAWEI EMUI 10 – Everything You Need To Know!

HUAWEI just launched the EMUI 10 operating system, which promises to break the boundary between devices, and allow a seamless experience between different devices.

Here is everything you need to know about EMUI 10 – what it offers, and when it will be made available for HUAWEI smartphones!


EMUI 10 – The Highlight Of HUAWEI Developers Conference 2019

On 9 August 2019, Dr. Wang Chenglu, President of the Software Engineering Department at the HUAWEI Consumer Business Group officially unveiled EMUI 10 at the HUAWEI Developers Conference 2019.

Sadly, we were not present at HUAWEI Developers Conference 2019. However, we can share with you what’s new in EMUI 10!


EMUI 10 To Break Cross-Device Boundary

According to HUAWEI, EMUI 10 will break the boundary between devices, and allow a seamless experience between different devices.

Their premise appears to be based on the fact that many of us use multiple devices – many of us have two smartphones, or use a tablet and most certainly, a computer too.

And in a growing number of homes and offices, we have smart IoT devices too. But we have yet to have the ability to seamlessly control and manage them all.

HUAWEI has apparently designed EMUI 10 to solve this cross-device conundrum. How will they do this? Let’s take a look…


New EMUI 10 User Interface!

EMUI 10 will feature a new user interface, with a new dark mode. The new dark mode is designed to optimise colour contrast of the text and icons, against the dark background.

Here are three pictures that compare the current light mode, and the new dark mode in EMUI 10 :


Cross-Device Integration Through Distributed Architecture

EMUI 10 will introduced a new ability to stream HD video calls across multiple devices. This will allow you to make audio or video calls on whatever device you happen to be using at the moment.

You will be able to answer a video call on your smart TV, or vehicle-mounted device. You can also send your friends a real-time video feed from your drone.

It will also work in other ways. For example, your smartphone and computer will be able to share screens, and exchange data easily through drag-and-drop.

This distributed architecture requires the hardware capabilities of each device to be virtualised. This would give devices capabilities beyond its actual hardware features, because it would have access to a “shared resource pool” of connected devices.


Distributed Architecture, Distributed Security System

As part of its distributed architecture, EMUI 10 will have a distributed security system that uses a secure system architecture and operating system kernel as a foundation for security and trust.

Only devices authenticated by the user can be connected to other user devices. And even for connected devices, their communications are encrypted end-to-end, to protect the transmitted data.


EMUI 10 Unified App Development

EMUI 10 will introduced unified app development using its distributed UI programming framework, and virtualised hardware capabilities.

This allows developers to create a single unified app for different types of devices, with different displays and capabilities. There won’t be a need to customise the app for different hardware features.


What EMUI 10 Will Also Introduce

It’s a no brainer that EMUI 10 will come with some new features that have just been introduced in EMUI 9.1 :

  • a new EROFS file system, which delivers better random read performance and more storage space
  • a new version of GPU Turbo, which should support even more than the 25 games in EMUI 9.1
  • an improved version of HUAWEI OneTap Share. Also known as Share OneHope, it pairs your HUAWEI smartphone with your laptop, so you can easily copy and share files
  • their Ark compiler, which improves performance by converting apps into machine code

You can read more about these features in our EMUI 9.1 guide.


When Will EMUI 10 Arrive?

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EMUI 10 is a heavily-customised variant of Android 10, which has not yet been launched.

So it will NOT be coming out anytime soon. It will only be released after Android 10 is officially launched.

Dr. Wang says that the beta version of EMUI 10 will be first tested internally on the HUAWEI P30 smartphones on 8 September 2019 onwards.

He also confirmed that the first smartphone to feature EMUI 10 will be the upcoming HUAWEI Mate 30 smartphones.


Will Older Devices Get Upgraded With EMUI 10?

Based on HUAWEI’s track record in introducing the EMUI 9.1 upgrade, many HUAWEI smartphones from 2018 and certainly all of their 2019 devices should receive the EMUI 10 upgrade.

However, it will take some time for the upgrades to be introduced.


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EMUI 9.1 : What’s New + How To Get This New Mobile OS!

EMUI 9.1 is latest operating system for HUAWEI smartphones. It will not just power future HUAWEI smartphones, it will be offered as an upgrade for existing devices!

Despite its name, EMUI 9.1 is a major upgrade. Here is our guide on the SEVEN new features that EMUI 9.1 will introduce.

We will also share with you what new features will be available in which model, and when and how to get EMUI 9.1!

Updated @ 2019-07-17 : Added more details, including new HUAWEI models that will receive the EMUI 9.1 upgrade.

Updated @ 2019-06-28 : Added details of the Moon Mode, feature availability, and a new list of models that will receive EMUI 9.1

Originally posted @ 2019-06-25


EMUI 9.1 Feature #1 : New EROFS File System

Availability : All upgraded models, except HUAWEI Y9 (2018) and HUAWEI nova 3e.

EMUI 9.1 introduces a new EROFS (Extendable Read-Only File System) file system, to replace the F2FS (Flash-Friendly File System).

It promises to deliver better random read performance, and more storage space, through better file compression. In addition, its read-only design offers better protection for system files.


EMUI 9.1 Feature #2 : GPU Turbo 3.0

Availability : All upgraded models

This new version of GPU Turbo now supports 25 of the most popular mobile games – up from just 6 games previously.

GPU Turbo 3.0 will also reduce power consumption by up to 10%, while optimising system performance for a better gaming performance.


EMUI 9.1 Feature #3 : HUAWEI AR Measure

Availability : Only models with ToF camera, like the HUAWEI P30 Pro and HONOR View20

EMUI 9.1 adds a new AR Measure app, which lets you accurately measure length, total area and volume using your HUAWEI smartphone’s ToF camera.

It also uses the built-in Face Recognition technology to measure the height of a person, by scanning him/her from head to toe!


EMUI 9.1 Feature #4 : HUAWEI OneTap Share

Availability : Only HUAWEI Mate and P series

HUAWEI OneTap Share is an improved version of the HUAWEI Share app.

It lets you easily copy and paste between devices. You can also send photos, videos and documents from your HUAWEI smartphone to your computer with a simple tap.

And it is fast – it takes only 35 seconds to send 1GB of data wirelessly to a different device or computer!

On top of that, it works as a quick game recording app. Just shake and touch your HUAWEI smartphone to your computer while you’re playing a game, and it will automatically record a 60-second video!


EMUI 9.1 Feature #5 : Improved HUAWEI Vlog

Availability : Only Mate series, P series, Nova 4 and Nova 3

The HUAWEI Vlog app has been improved with new features and effects, and will make it easier for you to edit your videos and share them with one tap.

Its Highlight feature will automatically edit your videos with dramatic filters, with the option to apply special speed effects and background music.


EMUI 9.1 Feature #6 : Video Ringtone

Availability : All upgraded models

You will now be able to use a video clip for your ringtone. This will give you both animation and new sound effects for your incoming calls!


EMUI 9.1 Feature #7 : Moon Mode

Availability : Only Mate 20 Pro and Mate 20X

Powered by AI algorithms, the new Moon Mode will help the Mate 20 Pro and Mate 20 X smartphones take better photos of the moon, by recognising and optimising details in the photo.


EMUI 9.1 Upgrade Availability Updated!

Here is the updated EMUI 9.1 upgrade schedule :

From 12 June 2019 onwards :

  • HUAWEI Nova 3e
  • HUAWEI Y9 (2018)

From 27 June 2019 onwards :

  • HUAWEI Mate 20
  • HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro
  • HUAWEI Mate 20 X
  • HUAWEI Mate 20 RS Porsche Design

From July 2019 onwards :

  • HUAWEI P20
  • HUAWEI P20 Pro
  • HUAWEI nova 3
  • HUAWEI nova 3i
  • HUAWEI nova 4
  • HUAWEI nova 4e
  • HUAWEI Mate 10
  • HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro
  • HUAWEI Mate 10 RS Porsche Design
  • HUAWEI Mate 9
  • HUAWEI Mate 9 Pro
  • HUAWEI Mate 9 RS Porsche Design
  • HUAWEI Y9 (2019)

From August 2019 onwards :

  • HUAWEI Mate RS
  • HUAWEI P10
  • HUAWEI P10 Plus
  • HUAWEI Mate 9
  • HUAWEI Mate 20 Lite
  • HUAWEI P30 Lite
  • HUAWEI Psmart 2019
  • HUAWEI Y6 Pro (2019)
  • HUAWEI Y5 (2019)

The dates above may be subject to change, but they are indicative of what models will receive the EMUI 9.1 update, and roughly when they will receive it.

The updated dates and list of supported devices will be posted at the bottom of this HUAWEI page.


How To Get The EMUI 9.1 Upgrade!

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If your smartphone is in the list above, open the HiCare app, and click on ‘Apply’ to sign up for the new EMUI 9.1 experience!

Once the update is available for your device, you can open the HiCare app, click on Update and then Download.

If your smartphone is not in the list, you can upgrade to the latest HUAWEI smartphones, which are being offered at great prices!


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