Huawei Nova 5i Pro is the latest Nova series smartphone to go official in China. It has arrived as an advanced version of the Nova 5i smartphone that was announced along with the Nova 5 and Nova 5 Pro in June. Like the Nova 5i, the newly announced Pro variant comes with a punch-hole display and it is fueled by the latest 7nm Kirin 810 chipset. It also features quad cameras on its rear.
Huawei Nova 5i Pro Specifications and Features
The Nova 5i Pro comes with a 6.26-inch LCD panel that has a small cut-out at its top-left corner for the front-facing camera. The punch-hole screen offers full HD+ resolution of 2,340 x 1,080 pixels and it delivers a tall aspect ratio of 19.5:9. The TUV Rheinland certified display filters the harmful blue rays emitted by the screen. It also carries support for the DCI-P3 color gamut.
The Kirin 810 chipset of the Nova 5i Pro assisted by up 8GB of RAM. For storage, the maximum capacity offered by the smartphone is 256GB. There is a hybrid SIM slot on the device for additional storage. Android 9 Pie handles the software on the device, overlaid with the company’s own EMUI 9.1.
Placed on the front of the smartphone is a 32-megapixel selfie snapper with f/2.0 aperture. The front shooter is equipped with features like HDR, portrait mode, 4-in-1 pixel binning and night scene optimisation. The rear shell of the phone features a square camera module that includes a 48-megapixel main lens with f/1.8 aperture, a wide-angle lens of 8-megapixels, a 2-megapixel macro camera and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The photography features available for the rear cameras include HDR, portrait mode, AI scene recognition and super night mode.
Below the quad camera setup of the Huawei Nova 5i Pro is a traditional fingerprint reader. The smartphone is backed by a 4,000mAh battery that is equipped with support for 22.5W rapid charging. Its dimensions are 156.1 x 73.9 x 8.3mm and it weighs 178 grams.
Huawei Nova 5i Pro Price and Release Date
The Nova 5i Pro comes in 6GB RAM + 128GB storage, 8GB RAM + 128GB storage, 8GB RAM + 256GB storage variants. They are priced at 2,199 Yuan (~Rs 23,100), 2,499 Yuan (~Rs 25,100) and 2,799 Yuan (~Rs. 28,100) respectively. The first sale of the smartphone will take place on August 2nd. It can be bought in colours like Midnight Black, Aurora and Emerald Green.
There is no word yet on whether the Nova 5i Pro and other Nova 5 series of smartphones will be heading to India. Some global markets are expected to receive the Nova 5i Pro under Mate 30 Lite branding.