Huawei Y8S Specs and Price

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Written By Larious

Larious is the Executive Editor of LowkeyTech. He is a tech enthusiast and a content writer. 





Last Updated on May 26, 2020 by Larious

The Huawei Y8S is a mid-range smartphone that comes with a dual front-facing camera which was one of its major highlights. The device has enough inbuilt storage, a large battery, and a fingerprint scanner.

Huawei Y8S Key Specs & Features

  • 6.5 inches IPS LCD Display, 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~396 ppi)
  • Android 9.0 (Pie), EMUI 9.1, Google Play Services
  • Octa-core Kirin 710 (12 nm)
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB / 128GB Built-in Storage up to 256GB Memory Card
  • 48 MP + 2 MP Dual Rear Cameras
  • 8 MP + 2 MP Dual Front Cameras
  • 4G LTE Network
  • Fingerprint (Rear-mounted)
  • Charging 10W
  • 4000 mAh Non-Removable Li-Po Battery

Huawei Y8S

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Design and Display

There is no doubt about it that the Huawei Y8S body is built with plastic. The device is well crafted that many will mistake it to a premium phone. The smooth panel is home to the cameras, an LED flash, logo, and also the fingerprint scanner.

The whole body measures 162.4 x 77.1 x 8.1 mm in dimensions and weight 180 grams.
It has a screen size of a 6.5-inch IPS LCD that produces a full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels.

It packs a tall aspect ratio of 19.5:9. To accommodate the two front-facing cameras. The wide notch is just perfect for this arrangement.


As for the camera, the Huawei Y8S has a combo camera system. The main camera is 48-megapixel with f/1.8 aperture. This is accompanied by a 2-megapixel depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture.

The phone camera support Super Night Shot mode for better photography in low-light conditions. Other features include HDR, panorama and it can record 2K videos. There is also a dual front-facing camera that includes 8 MP wide with 2 MP for depth effect.

Hardware and Software

Rocking the Huawei Y8S is a Kirin 710 chipset which is a perfect match for the 12nm process technology. The SOC has an octa-core processor clocking at a speed of 2.2 GHz with Mali-G51 MP4 for graphics.

The memory includes a 4GB RAM based variant with a 64GB inbuilt storage, while the higher variant comes with a 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of built-in storage. You can still expand the storage if you wan up to 256GB using a micro SD card.

Battery and Network

The battery on the device is 4,000mAh but lacks support for fast charging. It runs on Android 9 Pie OS coupled with EMUI 9.1 UI on top. However, the phone comes with Google Play Services which is a good thing.

The phone has dual SIMs with 4G LTE Network and other connectivity options such as Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, micro USB and 3.5mm audio jack.

Huawei Y8S Price and Availability

The Huawei Y8S is expected to sell for $165 which is about 68,000 Naira in Nigeria. In Ghana, the phone will cost about 1,000 Ghs and 19,000 Ksh in Kenya.

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You can order it an amazing color like Emerald Green and Midnight Black color editions.

Huawei Y8S Specs

Here are a few specs of the Huawei Y8S:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 9.0 (Pie), EMUI 9.1, Google Play Services
  • Processor: Kirin 710 (12 nm), Octa-core (4×2.2 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • GPU: Mali-G51 MP4
  • Memory: 4GB RAM
  • Colours: Emerald Green, Midnight Black
  • Dimension: 162.4 x 77.1 x 8.1 mm
  • Weight: 180 g
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM, dual stand-by
  • SIM Count: Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)


  • Display: 6.5 inches IPS LCD Display, 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~396 ppi)
  • Screen Protection: Yes
  • Foldable Display: No



  • Built-in Storage: 64GB
  • Memory Card Support: microSDXC
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: Yes

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes, GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • 2G CDMA 1X: Yes
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes, HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 66
  • 5G: No

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes
  • CDMA EVDO: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • 5G: No
  • WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.1, A2DP, LE
  • NFC: No
  • Infra Blaster: No
  • USB Port: Yes, microUSB 2.0


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: Yes


  • Music Player: Yes
  • Video Player: Yes
  • FM Radio: No
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor:
  • Barometer: No
  • SpO2: No
  • Pedometer: No
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, ((rear-mounted)
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Face Unlock:
  • Stylus Pen: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: No
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant: No
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes


  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery
  • Talktime:
  • Standby Time:
  • Fast Charging: Charging 10W
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