An Indian publication had reported yesterday that Huawei may debut Nova 3 series in India on July 26. The Nova 3 series is expected to include handsets like Nova 3 and Nova 3i. Around a month ago, a report had revealed that Huawei is prepping up a new SoC called Kirin 710 to rival with the newly introduced Snapdragon 710. A Chinese leakster that has shared an image which compares the specs of Nova 3 and 3i reveals that the latter is powering by the upcoming Kirin 710 SoC.
There are five differences between the Nova 3 and 3i. The Nova 3 features a 3D glass gradient body and it will be arriving in five colors including Aurora, Acacia Red, Bright Black, Light Blue, and Gold. On the other side the Nova 3i will have a 2.5D glass gradient body and it will be available in four colors including Aurora, Acacia Red, Bright Black, Pearl White.
The Huawei Nova 3 will be a flagship phone as it features Kirin 970 SoC. It will also include 6 GB of RAM and an internal storage of 128 GB. A 3,750mAh battery is enabled with support for 9V/2A will be powering the Nova 3.
The Nova 3i will be a mid-range phone with the all new Kirin 710 SoC present inside it. Its variants are 4 GB RAM + 128 GB storage and 6 GB RAM + 64 GB storage. It will be receiving power to perform from a 3,340mAh battery that will support 5V/2A charging.
The rear side of the Nova 3 will feature 24-megapixel + 16-megapixel dual camera. It will be equipped with dual selfie snapper featuring a 24-megapixel sensor and a 2-megapixel sensor.
Like the Nova 3, the mid-range Nova 3i will be also equipped with four cameras. The rear panel of the Nova 3i will have 16-megapixel + 2-megapixel dual camera setup and its front will be sporting 24-megapixel + 2-megapixel dual camera unit. The Nova 3 and 3i smartphones will carry support for GPU Turbo technology and 3D Qmoji.
The leakster has claimed that the Nova 3i could be priced between 1,999 Yuan (~$299) and 2,199 Yuan (~$329). As far the Kirin 710 is concerned, it is speculated to be a 12nm SoC that will be arriving as a successor for the Kirin 659 SoC. Compared to the predecessor, the Kirin 710 offers twofold better CPU performance and its GPU performance has been improved by 2.26 times. On AnTuTu, the Kirin 710 has score more than 130,000 points. Also, SoC is pegged to include AI capabilities.
Apart from India, Philippines is the other country that is expected to receive the Nova 3i smartphone later this month.