In May this year, Huawei launched the Nova 2 and Nova 2 Plus smartphones in China. Both these devices are the successors to last year’s Nova and Nova Plus. A couple of months back, the company also the Huawei Nova 2i smartphone in few south-east Asian countries. The Nova 2i is the same Honor 9i launched in the Indian market with dual front and rear cameras. Now, the company is getting ready to launch a new Nova smartphone called Nova 2s in China. Unlike the Nova 2i, the Nova 2s comes with high-end specifications.
The company has confirmed to launch this new smartphone on December 7th in China. On the same day, Xiaomi is going to unveil the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus smartphones. Talking about the Nova 2s, the device comes with glass back body. From the front, it looks similar to the recently launched Honor V10 smartphone. There is also a physical home button with an integrated fingerprint sensor on the front. Unlike the Honor V10, the Huawei Nova 2s comes with a dual camera setup on the front.
It sports a 6-inch FullView display with 18:9 aspect ratio. As seen with the other Huawei and Honor smartphones, we expect the device to offer Full HD+ (2160 x 1080 pixels) resolution. Under the hood, the device comes powered by last-gen Kirin 960 octa-core processor coupled with Mali-G71 MP8 GPU. It includes 6GB of RAM and might come in 64GB and 128GB storage variants. There should also be a MicroSD card slot for storage expansion.
It runs on the latest Android 8.0 Oreo-based EMUI 8.0 out of the box. Talking about the cameras, there is a 20MP + 16MP dual camera setup on the rear with f/1.8 aperture and LED flash. For selfies, there is also a 20MP dual camera setup on the front with a soft LED flash. While there is no information about the secondary front-facing camera, we expect it to be a 2MP sensor. Apart from the fingerprint sensor, the device also includes Face unlock feature.
The Nova 2s feature dedicated audio chip for Hi-Fi audio output and NFC chip for making mobile payments via Huawei Pay. We will get to know the complete details along with the pricing on the launch day. Stay tuned on PhoneRadar for more details!