Latest sightings on the benchmarking site Geekbench with the Android 9 OS include the Huawei Nova 3i, the Huawei Y6 (2018) and the Huawei Y9 (2018).
Users of these three phones should be receiving the OS upgrades on their phones in the next few days. Huawei, like most other smartphone makers, is following the pattern of first upgrading most of the models that were released in 2018 with the Android Oreo 8.1. Only very few phones which had come with the Android Nougat and later upgraded to Oreo have been included for a second OS upgrade.
In the geekbench listings, Huawei Y9 (2018) appears with the model number JKM-AL00a. This phone is also known as Enjoy 9 Plus in China. The Nova 3i has appeared with model number INE-LX2 and this phone is also known as Huawei P Smart+ in Europe. The other phone Huawei Y6 (2018) appears with the model number ATU-L22.
Huawei Y6 vs Huawei Y9 vs Huawei Nova 3i
Of the three devices, the Huawei Y6 (2018) is a device with moderate specifications; a 2 GB RAM and 16 GB onboard storage. A quad core processor is the CPU on this device and has a 5.7 inch display. The other two smartphones, the Nova 3i and the Huawei Y9 (2018) are both powered by octa core processors, and both Huawei’s Kirin chipsets, but different models. On the Huawei Nova 3i, which has the P Smart moniker also to go with it, has the Kirin 710SoC, the Huawei Y9 (2018) has a slightly lower Kirin 659 SoC.
When it comes to the display on these two phones too, the Huawei Nova 3i scores better with a 6.3 inch display while the other phone, the Huawei Y9 (2018) sports a 5.9 inch display. Huawei Y6 has a relatively smaller 5.7 inch display.
The RAM variants for the Huawei Nova 3i are 4 GB and 6 GB, while for the Y9 (2018) it is 3 GB and 4 GB. The onboard storage on these Huawei phones start from 32 GB to go with the 3 GB RAM on the Y9 model to 128 GB with 6 GB RAM on the Nova 3i. Huawei Y6 comes with just 2 GB RAM + 16 GB storage capacity.
The camera sections on both these Huawei models that steal the limelight. On the Huawei Nova 3i, you will find the rear and front camera setups featuring dual sensors; 16 MP+2 MP in the rear and 24 MP+2 MP in the front. And on the Huawei Y9 (2018), the configuration is a dual 16MP+2MP in the rear and the front selfie camera having 2 shooters, 16 MP+2 MP. Some variants have an 8 MP+2 MP combination as well. Y6 comes with a single 13 MP rear and 5MP front camera.
As mentioned, all three phones, now appearing on the Geekbench with the Android Pie OS were launched with the Android Oreo OS and the in-house OS EMUI riding over the Android as the user interface.