Huawei announced the new Nova series by launching the Nova and Nova Plus smartphones at the IFA 2016 event back in September last year. Both the devices came with metal built unibody design along with a 2.5D curved glass on the front. The devices pack decent mid-range specifications and are made available in the European markets along with China and selected Middle east countries. Though they lack the dual camera setup, the company marketed them as the camera-centric devices. Now in 2017, the company is getting ready to unveil the second generation device under the Nova series.
Unlike earlier, the company will be launching these new devices first in china, and the launch event is scheduled for May 26th. While the company has mentioned only about the Nova 2, we also expect to see the Nova 2 Plus. As of now, there is no other official information about these new devices, but the Huawei Nova 2 is spotted on the Chinese certification website, TENAA. The design of this new device looks similar to its predecessor but features a dual camera setup. From the below images, we can see the curved Antenna bands placed across the bottom and top edges.
While the recently launched Huawei and Honor smartphones with dual cameras lack any camera bump, the camera setup on this new Nova 2 slightly protrudes out. However, there is no large camera strip as seen on the Nova. We can see the Huawei logo on the front and back of the devices. The power button and the volume rocker are placed on the right edge of the device. As seen on the first-gen Nova smartphones, the upcoming Nova 2 also comes with a 2.5D curved glass laid on top. There is also a circular fingerprint placed on the rear of the device. We expect the device to run on the latest Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box with the EMUI 5.0 on top.
The Nova and Nova Plus came with power efficient Snapdragon 625 SoC, and the new Nova 2 might come with the recently launched Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 660 SoC that uses custom Kryo cores. Since the company makes its own Kirin SoC, there is also a chance to see the in-house processor inside the upcoming Nova devices. Since the official launch event is just two weeks, we can expect more leaks to follow soon.