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Huawei Releases Nova Smartphone

Huawei Releases Nova SmartphoneHuawei Releases Nova Smartphone

Buoyed by Samsung’s embarrassment with its Galaxy Note7, Huawei announced the Nova and Nova Plus will be released in China from October 16, and is bound to build on the popularity of its other high-end devices.

The Nova is a 5-inch phone with a 1080-pixel screen that shares design similarities to the Nexus 6P also made by Huawei last year. So if you call the Nova a 5” Nexus 6P, you are not entirely wrong, Gizmo China reported.

The phone weighs 146 grams and comes in at 7.1 mm thick even with an 89% metal body.

It comes in two variants: a 3GB RAM+32GB ROM version and a 4GB RAM+64GB ROM version. Both versions use Qualcomm’s eight-core snapdragon 625 processor. Unlike the Nexus, the Nova has a SD card slot for storage expansion. Huawei has put a 12MP sensor on the rear of the phone and an 8-megapixel camera up front for selfies and video calls.

Huawei says the rear camera is pretty fast, locking on to an object in 0.2 seconds.

The device has dual SIM slots that both support 4G networks. It comes with Huawei’s EMUI 4.1 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box. There is a fingerprint scanner under the hood and a 3020 mAh battery that supplies juice.

The price for the Huawei Nova starts at 2099 Yuan ($312/10 million rials) for the 3GB version and goes up to 2399 Yuan ($356/12 million rials) for the 4GB version.

The phone isn’t yet listed by the local online sales stores, but its details are listed and is likely to make it to store via third party distributors in the next month or so.


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