Huawei can’t be stopped. The Chinese tech giant just released a new near-borderless phone for their home market which also has dual rear cameras.
The Huawei Nova 2s joins the 18:9 ratio club with its 6-inch FullView display. Like the Mate 10, Huawei crams in the fingerprint scanner within the phone’s chin, but it has a Face Unlock feature as an alternative.
While we think of the Nova series as a midrange line, the Nova 2s has near-flagship qualities like a Kirin 960 processor, up to 6GB of memory, and up to a whopping 128GB of internal storage.
Its cameras are no slouch either. Similar to its Nova 2i cousin, it’s also a quad-cam phone. For the rear, it’s got a 16-megapixel color and 20-megapixel monochrome combo sensor, but without the Leica branding from the company’s flagship series. The rear cameras have a wide f/1.8 aperture making them suited for low-light photography, as well. For selfies, it has a 20-megapixel primary shooter coupled with a 2-megapixel depth sensor and a dedicated LED flash.
The 3340mAh battery is compatible with Huawei’s proprietary SuperCharge fast-charging tech to fill it up to 50 percent in just 30 minutes. Like any modern phone, a USB-C port is housed in the chassis.
To top everything off, Android Oreo with EMUI 8.0 runs out of the box.
The Nova 2s comes in multiple colors such as black, gray, red, blue, and rose gold. Pricing starts at CNY 2,699 (US$ 410) for the 4GB/64GB version, CNY 2,999 (US$ 455) for the 6GB/64GB option, and CNY 3,499 (US$ 530) for the highest 6GB/128GB variant.