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Huawei officially announces the Nova 3 and Nova 3i

New flagship and midrange phones from Huawei

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Huawei has announced their latest phones: the Nova 3 and Nova 3i. In a grand launch in China, the company made the two phones official after the long wait. The looks of the Nova 3 phones are based on the P20 series, but they offer a lot more value for the money.

Nova 3

The Nova 3 is Huawei’s newest flagship-level offering which sits below the P20 series. Despite having a different name, the Nova 3 borrows a number of design cues and specs from the P20. The Nova 3 is also powered by the Kirin 970 processor along with a built-in NPU chip for AI capabilities. The GPU Turbo feature, which will soon arrive on existing Huawei phones, comes out of the box and promises better gaming performance.


The phone sports a 6.3-inch Full HD+ display encased in a full-glass body. Just like with the P20, Huawei will offer the Nova 3 in exciting colors: Primrose Gold, Light Blue, Blue Purple, and Bright Black.

Huawei Nova 3 in Primrose Gold, Iris Purple, and Light Blue

Huawei phones have been known to have great cameras, and the Nova 3 will be no different because there are four cameras on board the device. At the back, there’s a 16-megapixel color sensor and a 24-megapixel monochrome sensor. In front, there’s another 24-megapixel shooter accompanied by a 2-megapixel depth sensor for sharper portrait shots.

All of these features are run by Android 8.1 Oreo skinned with EMUI 8.2. A large 3750mAh battery keeps the phone on and charges quickly with Huawei SuperCharge through USB-C.

The Nova 3 is priced at CNY 2,999 (US$ 445) in China for the variant with 6GB of memory and 128GB of storage.

Nova 3i

Then there’s the Nova 3i which is basically a more affordable, toned-down version of the Nova 3. It still has a 6.3-inch Full HD+ display and runs Android 8.1 Oreo with EMUI 8.2.

To make the Nova 3i cheaper, the specs have to be adjusted. Instead of the Kirin 970, it’s got a midrange-class Kirin 710 processor but still with up to 6GB of memory and 128GB of expandable storage.

Four cameras are still on board the Nova 3i, but the rear shooters have a different combo. Gone is the rear monochrome sensor which has been replaced by a 2-megapixel depth sensor to help the main 16-megapixel shooter. Don’t worry, the selfie cameras of the Nova 3i are kept similar to the Nova 3’s.

Huawei Nova 3i in Iris Purple

Battery capacity is also different on the Nova 3i. A slightly smaller 3340mAh gives juice to the phone and it charges through a micro-USB port.

The Nova 3i has a launch price of CNY 1,999 (US$ 300) for the 4GB/128GB variant while the 6GB/64GB variant is priced at CNY 2,199 (US$ 330).

We already have a hands-on of the Nova 3i which you can read here.

SEE ALSO: Huawei Nova 3i is a beautiful phone with quad-camera goodness

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Moto E6s launches with interchangeable back covers

It was first announced at IFA 2019

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Moto E6 Plus was announced at IFA 2019 and the company has rebranded it as Moto E6s for the Indian market. Launched today in the country, it’s meant to be an entry-level offering.

This segment is already pretty crowded with tonnes of options from local as well as global brands. The brand also announced the phone will be made completely in India at the company’s Chennai factory.


It has a 6.1-inch HD+ display with a waterdrop notch and 80 percent screen-to-body ratio. Powering the phone is an octa-core MediaTek Helio P22 processor clocked at 2.0GHz, paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage.

The rear has a 13-megapixel primary sensor with an f/2.0 aperture and is assisted by a 2-megapixel depth sensor. On the front is an 8-megapixel selfie shooter. The phone has a selective bokeh photo mode that lets you adjust the background blur. The company stressed it has tuned its algorithms to click better HDR as well as low-light shots.

A fingerprint scanner is embedded on the back and also houses the Moto branding. Backing these internals is a 3000mAh battery that supports 10W fast charging. It runs on pure Android out of the box, so we expect updates to trickle down faster.

Unlike other brands that have multiple memory configurations to choose from, Moto E6s is available in only one grouping. Priced at INR 7,999, color options include Rich Cranberry and Polished Graphite. Sales start from September 23 via Flipkart.

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Detailed renders of Huawei Mate 30 series leak

We’re tempted to get one soon

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Huawei is all set to launch the Mate 30 series on September 19 and every technology enthusiast is looking forward to the phone. The lineup is popular for its top-notch camera setup combined with ultra-fast performance and cutting edge features.

This particular phone series is even more important because it’ll be the first major Huawei-built phone to officially skip Google Play services due to the ongoing US-China Trade War. It’ll be interesting to see how the brand is able to find an alternative and push sales.


Coming to the point, detailed renders of the Mate 30 series have been leaked by the infamous @evleaks. He has posted pictures of the Mate 30 and Mate 30 Lite, revealing all design elements before launch.

The renders of Mate 30 Pro confirms that the phone will feature a circular rear camera setup. The Mate 20 Pro featured a square camera module and the company seems to be switching to circular layout this year. Though, the Mate 30 Lite will continue to enjoy the square shape.

On the front of the Mate 30 Pro is a small notch that houses the front camera and infrared array for facial recognition. The display is slightly curved on the sides and the chin has been cut down significantly.

The Mate 30 Lite, on the other hand, has a tiny front camera cut-out on the display and a fingerprint scanner is located on the rear.

Lastly, Huawei will also announce a Mate 30 Porsche Design model, much like it did with the Mate 20 last year. The Porsche edition will come with special Porsche-inspired leather finish on the back in red and black colour options.

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Here’s what we know about the Pixel 4 so far

More specs leaked!

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Image source: The Verge

Google doesn’t care much about secrecy. In the months leading up to its official launch, the Google Pixel 4 has leaked photos and specs everywhere. In March, we got our first hint of the much-awaited smartphone. Unfortunately, the rumors were bare-bone at best. The early leak brought only rumored specs and features.

Three months later, the rumor mill blew up once again. This time, Google themselves released a preview photo of the Pixel 4. The official preview depicted a square rear camera setup. As expected, the smartphone will house two rear cameras.


Despite Google’s preemptive move against leaks, the rumor mill still churned out leak after leak. Days later, 9to5Google spotted the Pixel 4 out in the wild. For the first time, the leaks have turned into reality. Sadly, the leak didn’t reveal much that we didn’t already know. Once again, the square camera setup is in full display. Since then, the mill got relatively quiet, outing only scant details for months.

September changed everything. Prior to this month, everyone still speculated on the smartphone’s odd camera. September introduced an entire army of features into the discussion. At the start of the month, ProAndroid leaked a supposedly official promotional video. The video confirms gesture controls and an improved night camera that apparently shoots amazing astrophotography.

A week later, The Verge received leaked photos of the smartphone. The 21-photo set is the clearest shot we’ve seen of the Pixel 4 yet. Besides a clear view of the hardware, the set also leaks the phone’s specifications.

Based on the photos, the Pixel 4 will sport the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset, the Adreno 640 GPU, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage. More notably, the display will have the new 90Hz refresh rate. The controversial camera will have a 12-megapixel sensor. The device’s wallpaper heavily hints at the gesture controls from the promotional video. Finally, the smartphone will have a 3700mAh battery.

Among all the leaks so far, this leak gives us the best information about the forthcoming smartphone. Based on previous launches, the Pixel 4 should launch soon. We can’t wait!

SEE ALSO: Control the Google Pixel 4 by just waving your hand

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