Huawei participated at the IFA event by launching two new Android China mobiles. The Huawei Nova and Huawei Nova Plus phones. These two new mid-range smartphones sport an outstanding design and are focused on expanding the battery life not with larger batteries but with tech that allows the device to slower battery consume.
Huawei Nova Plus
The Huawei Nova Plus sports a metallic unibody design with round edges and a ceramic coating on the back made through sandblasting processes. Its 5.5-inch 2.5D IPS display features a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Nova plus comes powered by the Snapdragon 625 processor with eight Cortex-A53 clocked at 2.0GHz, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable flash storage by 128GB via microSD, and comes upgraded to Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Emotion UI 4.1 skin on top.
This time, Huawei hasn’t brought the same dual-lens camera of the Huawei P9 made with Leica engineering but used a 16MP camera instead. The main 16MP autofocus camera features Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and LED flash. Nova Plus’s main camera can record 4K videos, while the front-facing 8MP fixed-focus camera allows full-HD video chat and outstanding selfies, the phone comes with pre-installed Beauty Skin 3.0 and Beauty Make-up 2.0 software for highlighting your selfies.
In the terms of connectivity, Nova Plus has got you covered with the top-notch services. You have the dual SIM support, 4G LTE network, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, USB Type-C, and a Fingerprint sensor to lock and unlock your new Huawei phone. The fingerprint can also be used to snap pictures. Nova Plus gets powered by a 3,340 mAh battery and according to Huawei, it can power-up the device for up to two days in normal use.
Huawei Nova is not a downgraded version of the Nova Plus, is just a smaller version for those that find 5.5-inch phones too large. It sports the same material and design with the Nova Plus, and its full HD display has a larger pixel density because of having the same resolution in a tinier panel, you get more pixels in the standard Nova phone.
The standard Huawei Nova shares the same DNA with its larger sibling, the same processor with same storage, same Operating System, and UI, and the same connectivity features. Where these phones differ is the main camera and battery.
Huawei Nova’s main camera is not a 16MP OIS unit but a 12MP autofocus camera that also shoots 4K videos, but expect Nova Plus’s superior camera to be a little better at it. The selfie snapper is the same 8MP unit. Another important difference between both phones is the battery, on the Nova is featured a 3,020 mAh unit with the same lifespan of the larger unit featured on the larger Nova Plus (because the size of Huawei Nova is smaller).
Huawei will start selling the Nova and Nova Plus smartphones starting by early October in Grey, Silver, and Gold colors. While the pricing will start at $445 for the Nova and $480 for the Nova Plus.