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.