Huawei has brought its design chops to Google’s Nexus 6P, its Mate series of phablets, and, more recently, the P9 and P9 Plus. Now the company is at it again with yet another pair of premium mobiles, only this time, their price tags are low enough to dip under the flagship radar.
Meet the Nova and Nova Plus, two new form factors that borrow much of their industrial designs from Huawei’s previous and most celebrated works.
The smaller Nova resembles a mini version of the Nexus 6P, but with curved sides that give the illusion of a leaner frame and ensure a more secure grip; the Nova Plus, on the other hand, is a Frankenstein’s creation made from Huawei’s latest offerings.
The latter stands taller with its 5.5-inch diagonal, while the Nova offers 5 inches of screen space in full resolution.
The phones come with a fingerprint ID system on the back, as well as the latest reversible Type-C connector (regrettably, Huawei hasn’t said anything about quick-charging support). Huawei is claiming you’ll be able to get two days of “common usage” out of the devices.
Both run a custom, Android Marshmallow-based interface on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 system-on-a-chip with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable storage as standard. These specs are comparable to those of the ASUS ZenFone 3 and Huawei’s own G9 Plus.
A software update to Nougat is coming soon, but the phone maker isn’t committing to a release date at this point.
The ability to produce quality images is a key distinction for Huawei’s past devices, and the same rings true today. The Nova and Nova Plus share the same 8-megapixel front-facer with an f/2.0 aperture lens, whereas their rear cameras offer a bit of variety in terms of megapixel count and technology.
The former packs a 12-megapixel shooter with large pixels; the Plus version boasts a sharper, 16-megapixel camera with image stabilization.
The Huawei Nova and Nova Plus will cost €399 and €429 in Europe, respectively. Pricing in other markets has yet to be decided. You can look forward to their arrival in October.
[irp posts=”11235" name=”24 Hours in Barcelona with the Huawei P10"]
Acer Swift 7 first look
There are lots of laptops that are considered razor-thin, but there’s one that’s a little more specific: The Acer Swift 7 is considered to be smartphone-thin, having a profile that’s just below a centimeter at 9.98mm. Leanest notebook ever? Definitely.
Lenovo Yoga Book hands-on review
ASUS VivoBook X412F Review: A great midrange option for work and school
For those who need a fresh start
Nokia 8.1 review: What took you so long?
Solid but feels dated
Traveling with the Moment Lens
Is the Moment lens a worthy travel buddy?
NVIDIA GeForce Now will bring PC games to Android devices
Xiaomi launches Android One powered Mi A3
YouTube Original Series to feature TWICE
Trade war: How the US played its trump card wrong
Spider-Man could be out of the MCU, #SaveSpiderMan trends
Best Budget Smartphones in the Philippines below P10,000
Best Midrange Smartphones in the Philippines from P10,000 to P20,000
Best Midrange Smartphones from $200 to $400
Authorized Xiaomi Store Philippines Price List
Best Upper-Midrange Smartphones in the Philippines from P20,000 to P30,000
Philippines1 week ago
Best Premium Smartphones in the Philippines above P30,000
Philippines2 weeks ago
Vivo Philippines Smartphone Price List
Philippines2 weeks ago
Samsung Philippines Smartphone Price List
Apps2 weeks ago
How to watch porn on Facebook
Galaxy Note 102 weeks ago
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 price in the Philippines
Deals2 weeks ago
Globe vs Smart: Samsung Galaxy Note 10 postpaid plans
News1 week ago
Samsung launches world’s first 108MP mobile camera
India1 week ago
HTC launches Wildfire X, an affordable offering