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Huawei's New Bets, The Nova and Nova Plus: Specs And Design Review

By Adie Pie , Sep 07, 2016 04:11 AM EDT
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There were plenty of announcements made at the recently-held 2016 IFA in Berlin. One particularly exciting one came from Huawei. The company unveiled an entirely new line of smartphones by announcing the first two - the Nova and the Nova Plus. Both devices are considered mid-range handhelds, although they also each sport some of the best specifications.

Similarities

According to  First Post, both the Huawei Nova and Huawei Nova Plus come out of the box with Android 6.0. Both handhelds, first seen at 2016 IFA are powered by a 2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, with next generation 3D fingerprint sensors at the rear. Furthermore, both units start off with 32GB of internal memory space run on 3GB of RAM, which is expandable via the microSD card slot.

Both units sport metal bodies that are available in three color variants - Prestige Gold, Mystic Blue and Titanium Grey. Furthermore, both devices can run with two sim cards inserted, through the second slot is for a hybrid sim.

Differences

The Huawei Nova sports a 5 inch IPS LCD screen, which Gizmo Times notes has a 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution. The rear camera of the unit is 12 megapixels with F/2.2 aperture, while the front camera is 8 megapixels with F/2.0 aperture.

It also has LTE support and a USB Type C port. The Huawei Nova comes with a suitable 3020 mAh battery.

Meanwhile, the larger Huawei Nova Plus has a 5.5 inch IPS display with the same 1080p resolution. The camera is also slightly better, as the rear cameras is 16 megapixels. Furthermore, it sports a 4000 mAh battery.   

Prices

Starting October, the Huawei Nova and Huawei Nova Plus will be available in at least 50 different markets. The smaller option is priced at EUR 399 or about USD 450. Meanwhile, the larger device is priced at EUR 429 or about USD 485. 

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