Huawei launched the new Nova smartphone along with its Plus variant and the MediaPad M3 at the IFA 2016 show floor. Now the company has launched a new variant of the smartphone with 4GB of RAM. Yes, so we are looking at pretty much the same exact device, but the only noticeable difference being the RAM bump. The previously launched smartphone comes with 3GB of RAM and the new one as mentioned earlier, comes with 4GB of RAM.
When you talk about other differences other than the RAM bump, the new variant which carries the model number CAZ-AL10 also offers support for the LTE-A carrier aggregation. This change will be noticeable on with the supported carriers which will allow users to get a download speed of upto 300Mbps. And as far as the pricing and availability go, we don’t have much info to reports, but there are reports stating that this particular variant is already up for sale in China. Stay tuned for more info on this.
Earlier – As teased earlier, Huawei launched two smartphones Huawei Nova and Nova Plus under the new Nova series. Huawei also unveiled its new latest tablet MediaPad M3 with high-end specifications in LTE and Wi-Fi only variants. Yesterday, the company also launched its mobile payment service Huawei Pay in China. Till date, the company used to sell the high-end smartphones under Mate and P series.
But the latest Nova smartphones fall under the mid-range category. This isn’t the first time we are seeing both these devices; earlier we had exclusively covered about the TENAA certification of Nexus 6P like device which is now launched as the Huawei Nova while the Huawei G9 Plus is internationally launched as Huawei Nova Plus. Both the devices come with Aluminum build bodies and includes a fingerprint sensor on the rear.
Looking from the back, the Huawei Nova looks similar to last year’s Nexus 6P, though there is no big Nexus branding on the rear. It comes with a 5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) display and is powered by Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor clocked at 2.0GHz. It comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage along with a MicroSD card slot. On the camera front, there is a 12MP rear camera and an 8MP selfie camera on the front. It is backed by a 3,020mAh non-removable battery. The Huawei Nova runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow based EMUI 4.1 which lacks the app drawer as seen stock Android.
Huawei Nova Plus
The Huawei Nova Plus sports a 2.5D 5.5-inch in-cell display with Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution. It is powered by the same Snapdragon 625 processor includes same RAM and storage as on Huawei Nova. While in China, the company also launched a 4GB RAM variant with 64GB storage. It features a 16MP rear camera with OIS and PDAF that can also record videos at 4K resolution. In comparison, the flagship Huawei P9 and P9 Plus are only limited to FullHD video recording. Coming to the selfies, there is an 8MP front camera with fixed focus. Just like Huawei Nova, the Nova Plus also runs on customised EMUI based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. It is backed by a 3,340mAh non-removable battery that can last more than a day of usage.
Huawei MediaPad M3
The MediaPad M3 is the third product launched by Huawei at IFA 2016. It sports an 8.4-inch display with 2560 x 1600 pixels resolution. Under the hood, the MediaPad M3 is powered by Kirin 950 octa-core SoC that also powers the Huawei P9 and P9 Plus. It includes 4GB of RAM and comes in 32GB and 64GB storage variants. There is also a MicroSD card slot for storage expansion. The tablet packs two Harman Kardon certified 1W stereo speakers placed on the top and bottom edges respectively. It includes 8MP cameras on front and back of the tablet. The MediaPad M3 is backed by a 5,100mAh battery and features fingerprint sensor on the front.
Pricing & Availability:
Huawei Nova & Nova Plus are priced at €399 and €429 respectively. Both the devices will be available first in the Europe from next month. On the other hand, the Huawei MediaPad M3 will be available from September 26th. Below is the pricing for the different variants of MediaPad M3 tablet.
- Wi-Fi + 32GB Storage – €349
- Wi-Fi + 64GB Storage – €399
- LTE + 32GB Storage – €399
- LTE + 64GB Storage – €449