We have been seeing leaks about the Nova 5 and Nova 5i smartphones from the last couple of months. In China, the company is rumored to launch the Nova 5 and Nova 5 Pro smartphones. While the company is yet to announce the official launch date, the latest leaks suggest the launch event to happen by the end of this month. The Nova 5 smartphones have already received the 3C certification. We also expect them to soon get listed on TENAA which reveals the first look and complete specifications of the devices.
As per the leaks, the Nova 5 will be coming with the 12nm Kirin 710 octa-core processor. On the other, the Nova 5 Pro packs the flagship 7nm Kirin 980 chipset. The Pro variant will be coming with a 6.39-inch punch-hole and sports quad camera setup on the rear. The 3C listing also hinted the device to support 40W Huawei SuperCharge technology. While the Huawei P30 Pro came with 40W fast charging support, the Huawei P30 is limited to 22.5W charging input.
The Huawei Nova 5 Pro will be backed by a 4,200mAh non-removable battery. On the front, the device might also come with an in-display fingerprint scanner. The Huawei Nova 4 launched in December 2018 also came with a punch-hole display but it used the cheaper LCD panel. Now, the upcoming Nova 5 Pro might use an AMOLED panel as it also comes with an in-display fingerprint scanner. Both the Nova 5 smartphones will be running on Android 9.0 Pie based EMUI 9 out of the box.
Interestingly, the company is also retaining the 3.5mm audio on these devices. Even the recently Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro smartphones with the complete bezel-less displays also included the 3.5mm audio jack. While it’s a long gone feature on the premium flagships, the company are at least trying to offer with the higher mid-range devices. Earlier this week, Huawei launched the Maiming 8 smartphone with Kirin 710 SoC and 24MP triple rear cameras for CNY 1,899 in China. Stay tuned on Phone Radar for more details!