Huawei Nova Y9a debuts with pop-up selfie camera, MediaTek Helio G80 SoC

Huawei Nova Y9a smartphone is also expected to land in the markets of the Middle East and Middle Asia as well.

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Huawei has launched Huawei Nova Y9a as its latest smartphone. The highlighted feature of this smartphone is that it comes with a pop-up selfie camera, which allows users to get an immersive experience when consuming content on the device without any notch or cutout.


The Huawei Nova Y9a features a 6.63-inch FHD+ IPS LCD notch-less display with a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels and a 92 per cent screen-to-body ratio. For a comfortable grip, the company says it has a 3D arc design and nano-textured surface.

It is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio G80 SoC paired with a Mali-G52 MC2 GPU and has 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 128GB of UFS 2.1 internal storage. There is an NM SD card slot onboard for additional storage up to 256GB. The device runs on EMUI 10.1 based on Android 10 and doesn’t come with any Google apps. 

The round-shaped quad rear camera setup includes a 64-megapixel primary sensor (f/1.8 aperture), an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens (f/2.4 aperture) and a 120-degree field of view, and two 2-megapixel macro and depth sensors with an f/2.4 aperture lens each. The front camera is equipped with a 16-megapixel shooter (f/2.2 aperture).

This handset is packed with a 4,300mAh battery that supports 40W SuperCharge fast charging technology. Fingerprint sensor is on the side, over the power button. Connectivity features include dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.1, USB-C port, and a 3.5mm audio jack.

Pricing and Availability

The Huawei Nova Y9a comes in a single 8GB RAM + 128GB storage model priced at ZAR 6,499 (about Rs. 31,300) in South Africa. There are three colour options- Midnight Black, Sakura Pink, and Space Silver. It will also be available in the markets of the Middle East and Middle Asia as well but Huawei has not shared any timeline for launch in other markets. 

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