Huawei has unveiled three new smartphones under its Nova series in China. The lineup comprises of the Nova 5, Nova 5 Pro, and Nova 5i. The three phones are identical in most aspects. Huawei is also the first smartphone brand with two 7nm mobile chipsets. Let’s take a look below at the newly launched devices:
Display & Design:
The Huawei Nova 5 series sports a 6.39-inch OLED display bearing FHD+ resolution. The Pro and standard variants come with a waterdrop notch on the top while the Nova 5i features a display cutout for the front camera on the top left corner. The former two also come with an in-display fingerprint scanner while the 5i has a rear-mounted scanner. The phones also flaunt a glass back panel and are available in four colour options – Dilemma forest, Midsummer purple, Coral orange and Bright black.
In the optics department, the Nova 5 series is equipped with a quad camera setup. It comprises of a 48MP main camera, 16MP wide-angle lens, a 2MP depth sensor, and another 2MP macro camera. The regular Nova 5i comes with a 24MP main shooter, an 8MP wide-angle lens and 2MP depth and macro sensors. On the front, the Nova 5 regular and Pro editions are fitted with a 32MP selfie shooter and the Nova 5i features a 24MP snapper. The cameras are backed by AI-based features.
Hardware, OS, Battery:
On the hardware front, the Nova 5 Pro houses the flagship Kirin 980 processor while the standard edition is powered by a new Kirin 810 chip, both based on 7nm architecture. The Nova 5i is equipped with a Kirin 710 processor that is used in current Huawei mid-range devices. The devices are offered in up to 8GB RAM and 256GB storage configurations. There is a microSD card slot for expanding the storage for additional needs. The phones come with GPU Turbo technology for faster gaming performance. Software-wise, the Nova 5 series runs on EMUI 9 based on Android 9 Pie. The standard and Pro editions are backed by a 3,500mAh battery while the Nova 5i draws its power from a larger 4,000mAh unit. The first two also come with support for 40W fast charging and the latter supports standard 10W charging. The company claims that the 40W charging technology is capable of topping up 85 percent of battery in half an hour.
Pricing & Availability:
The Huawei Nova 5 Pro edition is offered in 8GB + 128GB and 8GB + 256GB RAM and storage variants, priced at at 2,999 Yuan (~Rs 30,366) and 3,399 Yuan (~Rs 34,414) respectively. The higher variant has also been launched in a Xingyao limited edition gift box retailing at 3,799 Yuan (~Rs 38,480). The 8GB + 128GB variant of the regular Nova 5 is priced at 2,799 Yuan (~Rs 28,355). The Nova 5i is available in 6GB + 128GB and 8GB + 128GB editions costing 1,999 Yuan (~Rs 20,241) and 2,199 Yuan (~Rs 22,262) respectively.
The Nova 5 Pro and Nova 5i have been launched in China and are up for pre-order from today with sales commencing from June 28th. The regular Nova 5 will be up for pre-order from July 13th with the first sale on July 20th.