Huawei Nova 3, Nova 3i Unveiled with 4 Cameras, 6.3-inch Notched Screens and AI Features

Earlier this year, Huawei had launched the Huawei P20 Pro and P20 Lite smartphones in India. Today, the Chinese manufacturer had held a launch event in New Delhi to announce the arrival of the Huawei Nova 3 series which includes Nova 3 and Nova 3i smartphones. Both the smartphones are equipped with notched screens, quad cameras and numerous AI features. These phones are also equipped Huawei’s GPU Turbo technology that accelerates the graphics performance on its smartphones by 60 percent and reduces SoC power consumption by 30 percent.

Huawei Nova 3 and Nova 3i

Huawei Nova 3 and Nova 3i Specifications and Features

The Huawei Nova 3 and Nova 3i smartphones are fitted with notched 6.3-inch IPS LCD screens that carry support for Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels along with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. The display and the backside feature 2.5D curved glass. The Nova 3 measures 157 x 73.7 x 7.3mm and weighs 166 grams. On the other side, the dimensions of Nova 3i are 157 x 75.2 x 7.6mm and it weighs 169 grams. The Nova 3 offers a screen-to-body of around 84 percent whereas the Nova 3i produces a screen space of 82.2 percent.

Huawei’s homegrown 10nm Kirin 970 flagship chipset that tags along AI unit powers the Nova 3 smartphone. The handset receives power from 3,750mAh battery that is enabled with support for 9V/2A charging. The Huawei Nova 3 is fitted with 24-megapixel + f/2.0 aperture 2-megapixel AI dual selfie camera setup. It features f/1.8 aperture 16-megapixel + f/1.8 aperture 24-megapixel dual camera module on its rear.


The Nova 3i is an upper mid-range phone that features the newly unveiled 12nm Kirin 710 SoC that has inherited AI capabilities from Kirin 970. It is packed with a smaller 3,340mAh battery. The Nova 3i also features the same 24-megapixel + f/2.0 aperture 2-megapixel AI dual front-facing camera like its flagship sibling. It is equipped with 16-megapixel + 2-megapixel dual camera system on its rear shell.

The Huawei Nova 3 duo are equipped with various scene modes for photography. The rear cameras on both phones support AI scene recognition for 500+ scenarios in 22 categories. The HDR Pro feature accompanied by AI allow Nova 3 series to capture better images in dim light conditions.

The Huawei Nova 3 and 3i are preinstalled with EMUI 8.2 based Android 8.1 Oreo OS. The AI Sorting and AI Searching available on the AI Smart Gallery on Nova 3 duo provides a convenient way to search for old images. The AI-based 3D Qmoji are 3D animated characters like Animoji.

There is an AI Shopping feature that makes it possible to search for desired product simply by snapping a photo of a product and searching it on Amazon India. The Nova 3 series are equipped with 4D gaming experience such real-time image, sound recognition and intelligent games vibration. To be precise, the Nova 3 series offer 10 different vibrations for 30 different scenarios. Also, GPU Turbo enables games to un at optimum FPS on these phones.

The other features of the Huawei Nova 3 and Nova 3i smartphones include dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, USB-C and 3.5mm audio jack. The Nova 3i includes dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, microUSB 2.0 and 3.5mm audio jack. The other common features on Huawei Nova 3 and 3i are rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, infrared enabled AI facial recognition and microSD slot.


Huawei Nova 3 and Nova 3i Variants, Pricing and Availability

The Huawei Nova 3 and Nova 3i will be exclusively available in India through Amazon. The Nova 3 comes with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. It carries a pricing of Rs. 34,999. The handset will be available for buying through Amazon India from 23rd August.

On the other side, the Nova 3i is equipped is 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. It will be available through Amazon India starting from 7th August with a price tag of Rs. 20,990. The Nova 3 and 3i has landed in India in colors like black and color gradient bluish purple.

The retailer giant already started the pre-booking of these smartphones. Customers who pre-book the Nova 3 or Nova 3i can avail a cashback of Rs. 1,000. Other launch offers available for buyers of these phones include no cost EMI, Rs. 2,000 discount on exchange and Rs. 1,000 cashback through Reliance Jio along with 100 GB data and Rs. 3,300 partners voucher.

Anvinraj Valiyathara

Anvin is a self-proclaimed geek who has been writing about smartphones for nearly 10 years. After using phones like the Samsung Galaxy Note, Sony Xperia Mini, Lumia 730, Lumia 950, Honor 7, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and Honor 8 Pro to name a few, he is now a happy user of the POCO F1. In his free time, he participates in church activities and likes to travel.