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Huawei Y8s Due for Release in May 2020

  • The Huawei Y8s has been speculated for some time now but was confirmed today when the company listed the handset on their website in Jordan.
Huawei Y8s
Huawei Y8s
This means that it will soon go on sale around the world and is expected to release in the UK at some point during May 2020. 

Huawei seems to be bouncing back well from the difficulties they had last year and are releasing handsets thick and fast at all levels across the board. The new Y8s is a mid-range offering but initial specifications look really promising. At this stage there has been no confirmation of price, but they do tend to offer a lot of technology for the money asked. 

Huawei Y8s Camera Technology

The battle over camera technology certainly hasn't reached its peak yet, and it is always of interest when a new phone comes to market. We can confirm that this handset features a dual lens traffic light stack arrangement on the back and two selfie cameras on the front. 

The rear setup features a 48 megapixel main, wide lens with a 2 megapixel depth sensor. On the front you have an 8 megapixel wide lens and a 2 megapixel depth sensor. Both sets of cameras are HDR, while those on the rear are supported by an LED flash and offer panorama. You can record front or back in 1080p@30fps. 

Huawei Y8s Design

The handset is good looking, it appears to be a plastic back offering and we can see the fingerprint scanner in the middle of the back panel which features their new favoured patterned colour on the Emerald Green offering. Alternatively there is a plain Midnight Black handset. It is a 6.5-inch screen and features an edge to edge but not Infinity display, With a fairly substantial bezel along the bottom and a wide notch at the top to house both lenses.  

The screen is an IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen boasting 16 million colours, it has 1080x2340 pixels, an aspect ratio of 19.5:9 and a ppi density of 396, So you can be confident that your images and videos will be clear, crisp and true to life.

Huawei Y8s Specification

As usual we can tell that this is a mid-range offering because Huawei have used their mid-range favoured chipset of Kirin 710, and the handset is running Android 9.0 Pie rather than Android 10 and has their EMUI 9.1 over the top which also has a new version EMUI 10.1). 

It is also worth noting that there are no Google Play services on this handset. There are two size offerings, either the 64GB with 4GB RAM or the 128GB with 4GB RAM, both of these offer a good level of storage but that is an additional microSDXC card slot should you need to expand further. The battery is 4000mAh which is a good size, and it offers 10W charging which is quick.

Overall, this looks like another good mid-range Huawei offering and is set to be popular when it finally launches in the next few weeks.