Huawei made another subtle smartphone release. This time, the company outed the Huawei Y8s by listing it in the company’s official website in Jordan.

In an attempt to stand out from the crowd, the Huawei Y8s comes with a dual-camera setup on the front. Albeit, it would have been better to see a secondary ultra-wide lens instead of a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The primary selfie camera uses an 8-megapixel sensor.


On the back, we have the dual cameras sitting in a glass that has a similar look to the Nova 7 SE. It holds a 48-megapixel main shooter and another 2-megapixel depth sensor for portrait shots.

The rest of the hardware is pretty selfsame with other budget Huawei devices. The Huawei Y8s is powered by a Kirin 710 octa-core processor, with 4GB of RAM, and an option between 64GB and 128GB of expandable storage.


See also: Huawei Y6p and Y5p entry-level phones now official

There’s a 4,000mAh battery to juice it up. But probably its main highlight is the retained support for Google Mobile Services — a feature that’s now missing in other Huawei smartphones. Albeit, it had to run on an outdated Android 9 Pie-based EMUI 9.1 interface to have this privilege.

Huawei Y8s

  • Android 9 Pie, EMUI 9.1
  • Google Mobile Services
  • 6.5-inch FHD+ IPS display, 2340 x 1080 pixel resolution, ~396ppi
  • 2.2GHz Kirin 710 octa-core processor
  • 4GB RAM
  • Mali G51-MP4
  • 64GB/128GB internal storage, expandable via microSD up to 512GB
  • 8-megapixel (f/1.8) + 2-megapixel (depth sensor) dual front cameras
  • 48-megapixel (f/1.8) + 2-megapixel (depth sensor) dual rear cameras, LED flash
  • Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner
  • Headphone jack
  • 4G LTE
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, 2.4GHz
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • microUSB
  • Dimensions: 162.4 x 77.1 x 8.13mm
  • Weight: 180g
  • Colors: Midnight Black, Emerald Green
  • 4,000mAh non-removable battery, 10W charger

Both the pricing and availability for the Huawei Y8s is yet to be announced, so stay tuned for that.

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