Huawei’s new smartphone segment, the Nova 5-series earlier had leaked online more than once. But now, the Huawei Nova 5-series smartphones are official as the Chinese tech giant unveiled the new series of smartphones at a press event in China. The Nova 5-series includes three smartphones – the Huawei Nova 5, Huawei Nova 5 Pro and the Huawei Nova 5i. Also, the company unveiled its new HiSilicon Kirin 810 SoC chipset at the event. The new Kirin 810 SoC packs two Cortex-A76 cores clocked at 2.27Ghz and six Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 1.88Ghz. It also comes paired with Mali-G52 GPU.
Huawei Nova 5, Huawei Nova 5 Pro and Huawei Nova 5i price and availability
The Huawei Nova 5 Pro is the high-end smartphone of the new series launched by the company. It costs CNY 2,999 (approximately Rs 30,100) for the base 8GB RAM/128GB storage variant. While the 8GB RAM/256GB storage variant costs CNY 3,399 (approximately Rs 34,100). There is also a limited-edition variant of the Huawei Nova 5 Pro with 8GB RAM/256GB internal storage and it costs CNY 3,799 (approximately Rs 38,100). The smartphone will be available in various colour options – Bright Black, Midsummer Purple, Coral Orange, and Forest Green.
On the other hand, Huawei Nova 5 is the mid-range smartphone in the new series. But it comes in only one variant with 8GB RAM/128GB storage and is available at a price of CNY 2,799 (approximately Rs 28,100). The Huawei Nova 5 comes in multiple colour variants as well – Bright Black, Midsummer Purple and Forest Green.
The lowest price holding smartphone of the newly launched series is the Huawei Nova 5i and its base variant with 6GB RAM/128GB storage costs CNY 1,999 (approximately Rs 20,100). While the 8GB RAM/ 128GB storage variant costs 2,199 (approximately Rs 22,100). It will come in the following colour options – Magic Night Black, Honey Red, and Blue.
All the newly launched smartphones in the Huawei Nova 5-series (excluding Huawei Nova 5) will go on their first sale on June 28, 2019 in China itself. While Huawei Nova 5 will go on sale from July 20 onwards. Other than China, the availability of the Huawei Nova 5-series smartphones in other countries is currently unknown.
Huawei Nova 5 and Huawei Nova 5 Pro specifications and features
It should be noted that both the Huawei Nova 5 and the Huawei Nova 5 Pro come with similar specifications and features. The only difference between them is the CPU and the storage capacity. They both sport a 6.39-inch Full-HD+ (1,080 x 2,340 pixels) OLED display panel with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. They run Android 9 Pie skinned with EMUI 9.1.1 and support dual-SIM (Nano).
The smartphones come with in-display fingerprint scanner along with DC dimming support as well. The Huawei Nova 5 is powered by the new octa-core Kirin 810 SoC while the Huawei Nova 5 Pro is powered by the Kirin 980 SoC. Both the smartphones come with 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of internal storage with Huawei’s EROFS filesystem with support of microSD card of up to 256GB. Both these newly launched smartphones pack 3,500mAh battery with 40W fast charging support.
On the imaging front, both the smartphones feature a quad-camera setup at the back, which comprises of a 48MP main camera with an f/1.8 aperture paired with a 16MP ultra-wide-angle lens with an f/2.2 aperture. There is also a 2MP 4cm macro lens with an f/2.4 aperture along with a 2MP depth sensor with an f/2.4 aperture. While on the front, both the Huawei Nova 5 and the Huawei Nova 5 Pro comes with a 32MP selfie camera with an f/2.0 aperture and AI HDR+ support.
Other features of the Nova 5 and the Nova 5 Pro include Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C and 4G LTE.
Huawei Nova 5i specifications and features
The Huawei Nova 5i on the other hand sports a 6.4-inch Full-HD+ (1,080 x 2,310 pixels) display and supports dual-SIMs (Nano). The smartphone is powered by an octa-core Kirin 710F SoC paired with up to 8GB of RAM. The Huawei Nova 5i runs Android 9 Pie skinned with EMUI 9.1. The smartphone packs a large 4,000mAh battery and has 128GB of internal storage with support of microSD card of up to 512GB.
On the imaging front, the Huawei Nova 5i features a quad-camera setup, which comprises of a 24MP main camera with an f/1.8 aperture paired with an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens. There is also a 2MP 4cm macro lens along with a 2MP depth sensor. While at the front, there is a 24MP selfie camera with an f/2.0 aperture.
Other features of the Huawei Nova 5i include Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, USB Type-C, 4G LTE and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.
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