Huawei seems to be on a roll with the mother brand along with its subsidiary launching smartphones in India one after the other. Recently, Honour 9N launched in India and now it is the turn of Huawei Nova 3 and Nova 3i. The smartphones were rumoured to come to in India in July and finally they are here in their full spectacle. So let’s see what these phones boast.
Huawei Nova 3 technical specifications
Let’s start with the Huawei Nova 3, which comes with a 6.3-inch Full HD+ touchscreen (2340×1080 pixels resolution) and boasts a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. Yes, this smartphone also sports a notch and is almost an edge to edge screen mobile. While most smartphones these days run the Qualcomm or MediaTek chipsets, the Huawei Nova 3 has runs HiSilicon Kirin 970 SoC inside. This is paired with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. The storage can be further expanded with the help of a microSD card up to 256GB. Android 8.1 Oreo is the OS on this smartphone which runs EMUI 8.2 skin on top of it.
For graphical duties the Huawei Nova 3 has a Mali G72 graphics processor inside. Moving to the cameras, this smartphone has 4 cameras on board. 2 at the back and two on the front. The rear setup is built of 24MP camera with f/1.8 aperture along with the primary 16MP sensor that has PDAF, AI scene recognition and also a f/1.8 aperture. The front cameras consist of a primary 24MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture and the next one with 2MP sensor. Connectivity-wise the Huawei Nova 3 supports 4G VoTLE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/c, GPS/A-GPS, USB type C charging (for 3,750 mAh battery inside) and 3.5mm headphone port. The smartphone is 7.3mm thick.
Huawei Nova 3i technical specifications
Moving on the other smartphone launched the Huawei Nova 3i, which also spots a 6.3-inch FHD+ touch display with 2,340×1,080 pixels’ resolution and 409ppi pixel density. The aspect ratio here too lies at 19.5:9. The major difference in this smartphone over Huawei Nova 3 comes on the inside. The Huawei Nova 3i features a HiSilicon Kirin 710 chipset. This is paired with 4GB RAM and 128GB on board storage. The storage is expandable using a microSD card by up to 256GB. The OS is powered by Android 8.1 with Huawei’s EMUI 8.2 layer on top.
The Huawei Nova 3i comes with a 16MP primary photography sensor at the back with a 2MP secondary camera right underneath it. The front features a notch on which 2 cameras play house. These are powered by a 24MP plus 2MP sensors for depth photography. Other features of the smartphone include Gyroscope, digital compass, proximity sensor, 4GLTE support, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/c, Bluetooth V4.2, GPS and a ambient light sensor. The Huawei Nova 3i with its 3,340 mAh battery weighs 169 grams and is 7.6mm thick.
Commenting on the launch of HUAWEI nova series in India, Mr. Allen Wang, Director, Product Centre, HUAWEI India Consumer Business Group, said, “Having operated in India successfully for 18+ years and with a key focus on enhancing our R&D capabilities, we are uniquely positioned to enrich the lives of our customers in India. Globally, Huawei is a leader in cutting edge technology and continues to work towards the best in class AI technologies as the next step in the smartphone evolution”
Price and availability
The Huawei Nova 3 is priced at Rs 34,999, while the Huawei Nova 3i is priced at Rs 20,990. The colour options for both include Black and Iris Blue. Pre-booking of the devices has already started and sales will start on the 23rd of August for Huawei Nova 3 and 7th august for Huawei Nova 3i. Pre-booking offer of Rs 1,000 cashback is available on both the smartphone and there is an additional Rs 2,000 exchange discount running, too. JIO is giving 100GB of additional data to its customers along with Rs 1,200 cashback on the purchase of these smartphones.
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