At the IFA 2016, Huawei introduced the all new Nova series by launching the Nova and Nova Plus smartphones. Now the company is all set to launch the Nova smartphone in China on October 6th. While Leonel Messi is their global brand ambassador, the company will also announce new ambassador for the Nova series on that same day. There will be no Nova Plus in China because it is the same Huawei G9 Plus that was launched earlier this year in China.
Just like the Nova Plus, the Nova also comes with a metal body and from the rear, it looks similar to the Nexus 6P. It has glossy camera strip on the top edge of the device. The device comes with high-end specifications and runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow based EMUI 4.1. It comes with a 2.5D 5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) display and includes Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor clocked at 2.0GHz.
The device also packs 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage along with a MicroSD card slot. Coming to the cameras, there is a 12MP rear camera with f/2.2 aperture and PDAF that can record videos in 4K resolution. For selfies, there is an 8MP camera on the front. It is backed by a 3,020mAh non-removable battery that is mentioned to give two days of battery life. It is a dual SIM device dual standby device with VoLTE support.
Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPA, A-GPS, and USB Type-C port. The Huawei Nova measures 141.2 x 69.1 x 7.1 mm and weighs 146 grams. While the device is priced at EUR 399 (approx Rs. 30,000), we don’t expect the company to go with similar pricing in China. The company is also rumored to launch the flagship Huawei Mate 9 in November with the dual rear cameras and Kirin 960 SoC. One variant of the Mate 9 is also said to feature 6GB of RAM. Stay tuned for more updates!