Huawei is entering the much sought after mid-range mobile market with a bang. The Chinese company is officially introducing the brand new Nova series that will cater directly to this market.
The two phones leading the series are the Huawei Nova and the Huawei Nova Plus. These new mid-range mobile phones offer a lot of bang for the buck in a package that is elegant and easy-to-use experience (especially at the price point).
Both phones feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset that boasts the Cortex-A54 2.0 GHz octa-core Processor alongside the Adreno 506 graphics chips. This ensures that both mid-range phones are able to produce high-fidelity gaming and process tasks without major hitches. The phones also have full High Definition 1080 x 1920 resolution screens. However, the smaller 5-inch Nova has a slightly more packed density at 441 pixels-per-inch, versus the Nova Plus’ 401.
In terms of memory, both phones have 3GB of dedicated RAM installed; as well as 32 GB of internal storage space that can be expanded using a MicroSD card. They also have Hybrid SIM trays, which are quite unique in that it can either hold a MicroSD card and a SIM, or two SIMs at once.
Where the phones finally seem to differentiate between each other is on the outside. The bigger, 5.5-inch Huawei Nova Plus boasts a 2.5D-glass screen with a full aluminium unibody. The Nova, by contrast, features a little plastic enclosing for the camera similar to the Huawei P9.
The Cameras are also quite different, with their own set of features. The Huawei Nova has a 12MP camera with phase detection autofocus. It can shoot 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) video at 30 frames per second.
The Nova Plus, on the other hand, packs a meaty 16MP camera that has Optical Image Stabilisation as well as phase detection autofocus; it also has a dual-tone flash that works via a dual-LED. Just like the Nova, it can take 4K UHD video at 30 frames per second. Both phones have 8MP front-facing cameras.
As one might think, the bigger phone holds a bigger battery at 3340mAh. It can last up to 2 days thanks to the efficiency of the Cortex chip. The smaller Nova only has a 3020mAh battery. The batteries are non-removable.
The Nova phones also come equipped with finger-print sensors, a luxury that is normally only available on high-end and top tier phones. This is a great addition to these mid-range models.
Both the Huawei Nova and Nova Plus will come preloaded with Android 6.0 Marshmallow. It will be skinned with Huawei’s Emotion UI theme that puts Huawei’s own spin on things.
The Huawei Nova and Nova Plus will be available from early October, and will cost 400 Euro and 450 EUR respectively.