Huawei Nova 3i Announced: Packs four cameras, Kirin 710 SoC, and notched display

by Habeeb Onawole 0

Huawei had a launch event today where it announced a bunch of new products such as the Kirin 710, the Talkband 5, and the Nova 3. It also announced a second phone, the Nova 3i. The Nova 3i comes with lots of interesting features but the most important one is its processor which is the just announced Kirin 710.

Huawei Nova 3i all colors

Nova 3i Design

The Nova 3i doesn’t have a look we haven’t seen before from Huawei or Honor. There is a notch, dual rear cameras in the same iPhone X style a lot of its phones use, and glass on both sides.

Nova 3i Specs

The phone has a 6.3-inch 19.5:9 FHD+ display. Paired with the Kirin 710 is 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage or 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. That is no mistake. The 6GB model does have less storage. However, the official site says there is a 6GB + 128GB model too. All models have support for storage expansion (256GB max.)

The Nova 3i comes with four cameras – two on each side. The notch is home to a 24MP sensor and a 2MP secondary sensor. Huawei says it can identify 8 different scenes and has an “HDR Pro backlight mode”. The phone also comes with Qmoji, Huawei’s take on the iPhone X’ Animoji.

Nova 3i cameras

The rear cameras, on the other hand, are a 16MP sensor and a 2MP sensor. The cameras can identify up to 22 different scenes and have a bunch of professional shooting modes. It can also record slow-motion videos at 480fps.

Even with the new chipset, the Nova 3i still comes with Bluetooth 4.2. There is also aptX and aptX HD audio for high-quality audio streaming. The phone has a 3340mAh battery, dual SIM support (nano only) and runs EMUI 8.2 based on Android 8.1 Oreo.

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Nova 3i Price and Availability

The Nova 3i comes in Bright Black, Pearl White, and Blue-Purple. The 4GB model will sell for ¥1999 (~$297) and the 6GB + 64GB model will sell for ¥2199 (~$327). There is no info on the price of the 6GB RAM + 128GB model and when the phone will be available for purchase.