Huawei unveils Nova and Nova Plus mid-range Android smartphones


It's not the Mate 9 that's making waves at IFA 2016, but Huawei has you, Android fans, all covered with a new line-up of smartphones, the Nova.

Two smartphones have been revealed by the Chinese company recently, the Nova and it's slightly improved sibling, the Nova Plus. Hardware-wise, the Nova series definitely belongs to the mid-range category, but let's take a look at what's under the hood.

Huawei Nova sports a 5-inch full HD (1080p) display and a single 12MP rear camera with f2/2 aperture and 1.25 micron pixels. There's also an 8-megapixel selfie camera in the front that features f/2.0 aperture.

The Chinese company has decided to go with a 2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset inside the Nova, which is complemented by 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory (expandable up to 128GB via microSD cards).

It's also worth mentioning the Huawei Nova packs a fingerprint sensor on the back side, USB Type C ports, as well as hybrid dual-SIM support, which means you can either put in a SIM or a microSD card. The smartphone features LTE Cat 6 and ships with Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Emotion UI 4.1 on top. The Nova is powered by a 3,020 mAh battery, which is rated by Huawei for around two days of average use.


Unlike the Nova, the Plus model comes with a large 5.5-inch full HD (1080p) display. Also, the Nova Plus boasts an upgraded 16-megapixel camera on the back, which features OIS (optical image stabilization).

It rocks a similar Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset inside, along with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. However, the Nova Plus drains energy from a larger 3,340 mAh battery. The rest of the phone's specs are similar to Nova's.

Both mid-rangers are built from aluminum and feature 2.5D glass coating to give them that nice premium feel that everyone is looking for. Huawei will be releasing the Nova in four colors (titanium grey, mystic silver, prestige gold, and rose gold), while the Nova Plus will only be available in three color variations (titanium grey, mystic silver, and prestige gold).

Huawei announced the Nova and Nova Plus will be launched in Europe in early October for €399 and €429, respectively.

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6 Comments

1. Lenny86

Posts: 301; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

Way way way overpriced!Guys common who is pricing by Huawei and Honor?Fire them!Ridiculous....

2. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Maybe a little BUT warranty is insane. Atleast in UK you get 2-3 years of it! I was hating Huawei and nagging them untill I got my P9 for £379. Phone is a treat. On the other hand kirin 950 or SD 650 would be heart soothing for tech nerds like us.

3. Lenny86

Posts: 301; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

P9 is rolling by me too.I choose over the Honor 8 and Oneplus 3 anytime!But this new Nova for the same price,really?£250 okayish,p9 Lite still better buy i think!

5. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Huawei using the IMX386 on the Nova, that's cool.

6. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

No. What is over priced is Note 7.. $1000 for a faulty phone which has lag features too?? U kidding me?

4. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Actually true. Pro model should be tops 300 poounds in my opinion. I dont get this pricing. P9 and Light . models should cannibalise this phone.

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