Huawei Y8s unveiled – and it has two selfie cameras!

Huawei Y8s unveiled – and it has two selfie cameras!
(Image credit: Huawei)

The Huawei Y8s has been quietly announced today, having been listed on the Huawei website in the country of Jordan. While pricing and availability haven't yet been announced, luckily there is a juicy list of specs that we can pore over instead. 

The most interesting aspect of the Huawei Y8s is the double selfie camera feature, where there are two front-facing cameras positioned in the small notch in the top centre of the screen, either side of the earpiece. These cameras consist of a main 8MP f/2 camera and a 2MP f/2.4 depth sensor camera. It seems that these two shooters will work together to provide a more advanced shallow depth-of-field effect when using the front-facing camera.

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As reported by GSMArena, the Huawei Y8s also features two rear cameras, a 48MP f/1.8 main camera and a second 2MP f/2.4 shooter as well. These cameras are also accompanied by an LED flash and are housed together in a vertical black rectangle setup. 

(Image credit: Huawei)

In terms of what's under the hood, the Huawei Y8s comes with a Kirin 710 chipset and 4GB of RAM. If you don't tend to take many photos or videos on your phone, the 64GB memory option might be perfect for you. Alternatively, if you're a seasoned snapper, then you might want to upgrade to the 128GB version. However, it's worth noting that both memory options both have support for microSD up to 512GB, so you can always extend your memory capacity later if you want to. 

The Huawei Y8s has a 4,000mAh battery that is charged through a microUSB port. It also has an Android Pie OS with EMUI 9.1 on top.

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Louise Carey

With over a decade of photographic experience, Louise arms Digital Camera World with a wealth of knowledge on photographic technique and know-how – something at which she is so adept that she's delivered workshops for the likes of ITV and Sue Ryder. Louise also brings years of experience as both a web and print journalist, having served as features editor for Practical Photography magazine and contributing photography tutorials and camera analysis to titles including Digital Camera Magazine and  Digital Photographer. Louise currently shoots with the Fujifilm X-T200 and the Nikon D800, capturing self-portraits and still life images, and is DCW's ecommerce editor, meaning that she knows good camera, lens and laptop deals when she sees them.