Huawei Nova 4 With Punch-Hole Display and 48MP Camera Announced

Earlier this month, Huawei’s sub-brand Honor announced the industry-first View20 with an in-display hole for the front-facing camera. Shortly after, South Korean giant Samsung joined the in-display camera bandwagon by unveiling the Galaxy A8s. Now, Huawei has launched the Nova 4 with an in-display cutout for its front camera. Let’s take a look at the technical specifications of the device below:

Display & Design:

The Huawei Nova 4 flaunts a 6.4-inch notch-less display bearing FHD+ resolution. It delivers a full-screen experience with an impressive 91.8 percent screen-to-body ratio. Design-wise, on the front the Nova 4 looks identical to the View20. The back of the phone houses a vertically aligned triple camera setup at the top left corner. The device also features a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. The Nova 4 ships in four gradient colour options – Red, Black, Blue, and White.


The Nova 4 is available in two camera configurations. The high-end variant is equipped with a 48MP main sensor with f/1.8 aperture, a 16MP camera with f/2.2 aperture, and a 2MP depth of field sensor. The camera setup on the standard model consists of a 20MP primary, 16MP super-wide, and a 2MP depth of field sensor. The cameras on both the variants make use of Sony IMX586 sensors. Upfront, the in-screen cut-out houses a 25MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture. The camera on the device is backed by AI features for enhancing images. The rear camera supports 4K video recording.

Hardware, OS, & Battery:

The Nova 4 is equipped with a Kirin 970 SoC. It is coupled with 8GB of RAM and the device offers 128GB internal memory which is non-expandable. On the software front, both the variants run on the latest Android 9.0 Pie with custom EMUI 9.0.1 layered on the top. The Nova 4 draws its power from a 3,750mAh battery unit with support for 18W fast charging. It features a USB Type-C port and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Pricing & Availability:

The 48MP camera model of Nova 4 has been priced at 3,399 Yuan (~Rs.35,000) while the standard model has a price tag of 3,099 Yuan (~Rs. 32,000). The phone will likely make its way to India after its launch in the home country.

Viraj Gawde

Viraj loves being in the creative field. Being a tech guy and resident tech advisor for his friends and family, his interest lies in smartphones, laptops and cameras. Passionate about creating art, his forte lies in photography. In his downtime, he loves gaming on his self-built rig and supporting FC Barcelona.