Huawei has quietly launched the Huawei Nova Y9a smartphone in South Africa. Since most smartphones on the market either have a punch-hole or a waterdrop notch display design, the trend of pop-up selfie camera phones has almost disappeared.
The Nova Y9a’s main selling point is its pop-up selfie camera, which allows it to have a full-screen display without any notch or cutout. The Nova Y9a specifications, features, and pricing are all listed below.
Huawei Nova Y9a specifications and features
The Huawei Nova Y9a has a 6.63-inch notch-less IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels. According to the company, the screen-to-body ratio is 92 percent. A 16-megapixel selfie camera with an f/2.2 aperture is stored in the pop-up camera.
The Nova Y9a’s rear shell houses a round-shaped camera module with a 64-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel ultrawide snapper with a 120-degree field of view, a 2-megapixel macro camera, and a 2-megapixel depth assist lens. The phone has photography features like super night mode, EIS, and 1080p video recording.
The Nova Y9a is a mid-range smartphone that runs on the Helio G80 chipset. The device comes with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of UFS 2.1 storage built-in. For additional storage, there is an NM card slot onboard. It runs the older Android 10 operating system with EMUI 10.1 on top. The Nova Y9a, like other Huawei phones, lacks Google apps and services.
To keep the lights on, the Nova Y9a has a 4,300mAh battery. The device is compatible with 40W SuperCharge fast charging technology. It has dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.1, a USB-C port, and a 3.5mm audio jack for connectivity. It has a fingerprint scanner on the side for more security. The handset has a thickness of 8.95mm and weighs 197 grams.
Pricing and availability for the Huawei Nova Y9a
The Huawei Nova Y9a is now available in South Africa for ZAR 6,499 (US$417). The handset will also be available in the Middle East and Southeast Asia. It is available in three different colors: Space Silver, Sakura Pink, and Midnight Black.