Huawei Nova 5T with Kirin 980 and quad rear cameras announced

On: August 27, 2019

Huawei has launched the Nova 5T at an event in Kuala Lumpur today. Before its launch, the device was widely rumoured to be a rebranded Honor 20. Despite the lack of any official confirmation on that topic, both devices are nearly identical. The Nova 5T will be available for pre-order later this week in Malaysia. It comes with a punch-hole display, Kirin 980 flagship processor, quad rear cameras and an impressive 32-megapixel selfie camera.

Huawei Nova 5T Specifications and Features


The Nova 5T features a 6.26-inch LCD display, with full HD+ resolution of 2,340 x 1,080 pixels and a tall aspect ratio of 19.5:9. The device is powered by the flagship Kirin 980 SoC with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of native storage. The highlight of the Nova 5T is the Leica-engineered quad camera setup at the rear.

The primary camera is a 48-megapixel unit with an aperture of f/1.8. The camera is mated to a 16-megapixel wide angle sensor, a 2-megapixel lens for 4cm macro shots, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The front camera is a 32-megapixel unit. 

The Nova 5T draws power from a 3,750 mAh battery with 22.5W SuperCharge fast charging support. This lets users recharge the battery up to 50 percent in under 30 minutes. The smartphone runs the Android 9.0 Piebased EMUI 9.1 and features GPU Turbo 3.0. The device comes with a side-mounted fingerprint scanner and a gradient 3D rear glass panel. Connectivity options include dual 4G VoLTE support, Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS and USB Type-C. The device lacks a dedicated 3.5mm audio jack. Apart from the higher RAM, the Nova 5T is in every way a rebranded Honor 20.

Huawei Nova 5T Price and Availability

The Nova 5T is available in three colour options – Black, Mid-summer Purple and Crush Blue, and is priced at RM 1,599 (~Rs. 27,200). The device will be available for pre-order in Malaysia between August 29th and September 5th, and will go on sale in the country from September 7th.

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.