I’m sure many would have expected the Mate 9 to finally birth at the IFA, but I guess Huawei is indeed “saving the best for later” and rather has whet our appetite with 2 new midrange phones under a new Nova series.
Cutting similar build designs and quality, the new Nova midrange phones still give off the looks of a premium flagship with the brushed aluminium body and 2.5D glass screen that slightly curves around all sides of the phones. What sets them apart are their sizes, battery capacity, cameras and prices.
The Nova is a 5incher featuring a 1080p IPS LCD screen, running on a set of Octacore Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 CPU with maximum speed clocking at 2GHz. This is supported by 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory expandable via microSD cards up to 128GB.
An 8MP selfie camera sits pretty at the top end in front of the Nova, while a single 12MP camera makes it out back, supported by dual LED flash and a fingerprint scanner below.
While supporting dual SIMs, a USB Type-C port is also present. Android’s OS 6.0 comes ready-to-go out of the box, with a 3020mAh non-removable battery keeping the phone running.
It sports the same CPU, memory capacity and selfie camera resolution of the Nova above. The differences that set it apart from the Nova are it’s 5.5inch 1080p IPS LCD screen, single 16MP main camera and a 3340mAh battery.
Both phones would start shipping internationally from October and are expected to cost €399 & €429 respectively.