Huawei’s upcoming Y9 (2018) budget smartphone has made an appearance at the FCC. Despite a number of recent setbacks in the US which have included a failed partnership with AT&T, the Chinese brand is still pushing to release its devices in the market, which it is seemingly ready to do with this particular phone as one of those devices.
Looking at the photos, Huawei’s upcoming smartphone appears to follow the recent trend of smaller bezels, with what appears to be a tall, 18:9 display. Aside from this, the front panel remains relatively simplistic, with the Huawei name being featured on the bottom bezel, while the top one is home to what appears to be dual front-facing cameras, as well as the typical proximity sensor and in-ear speaker. Moving on to the rear, the aluminum construction of the device can be fully appreciated. Following in the steps of Huawei’s other smartphones, both the company logo and brand name are placed towards the bottom of the rear panel. Further up the body, slightly above the center, a rear-facing fingerprint scanner can also be seen sporting a shiny metal contrast around it. In addition, in the top left a corner of the device, Huawei has placed two rear-facing cameras that don’t boast Leica branding. These are likely the same sensors that Huawei has featured on its other midrange smartphones, meaning a main 13-megapixel lens and a secondary 2-megapixel camera that will enhance blurred backgrounds can be expected. In either case, the two sensors are coupled with a single LED flash.
Aside from all of this, looking at the frame of the upcoming smartphone, Huawei has placed a volume rocker and a power button on the right side of the device, while the left side has been kept clear of any buttons. Moving to the top of the device, only one small microphone is featured, while on the bottom, a 3.5mm headphone jack is present alongside a micro-USB connector, instead of the newer USB Type-C port. Also included are a bottom-firing speaker and yet another microphone hole. Regarding specs and its release, relatively little is known about the device but considering its visit to the FCC, a release shouldn’t be too far away.