After the launch of Honor 9N in India a couple of days back, it’s parent company Huawei has today launched two upper mid-range smartphones in India — Huawei Nova 3, and Nova 3i. Both the smartphones were launched in China last week.
The Huawei Nova 3 features a large 6.3-inch Full HD+ display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio and 2340 x 1080 pixels screen resolution. Under the hood, it is powered by the company’s own flagship chipset Kirin 970 AI, which is coupled with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage.
There’s a microSD card slot that enables to expand the phone’s storage capacity to up to 256GB. The device also comes with the company’s recently launched GPU Turbo technology that promises a 60% increase in performance and 30% battery saving.
Coming to the photography, the smartphone comes with a 16-megapixel primary sensor and a 24-megapixel secondary camera sensor on the back, with one being a color sensor and other being monochrome. It has f/1.8 aperture lens, PDAF, contrast AF, AI scene recognition, short video effects via AI and even HDR Pro at the hardware level.
On the front side, there’s a 24-megapixel primary sensor with f/2.0 sensor and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor that supports AI features as well as an enhanced beauty mode. The phone also supports IR face unlock and 3D face recognition payments.
Connectivity options on the device include Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ac (2.4GHz/5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2 LE, GPS, and USB Type-C. The smartphone features 3D Emoji AR support and runs on Android 8.1 Oreo operating system based EMUI 8.2 user interface. It is fueled by a 3,750mAh battery that supports fast charging.
On the other hand, the Nova 3i features a 6.3-inch Full HD+ with 2340 x 1080 pixels, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, and 2.5D curved display. Under the hood, it is powered by Kirin 710 octa-core processor along with 4GB RAM and 128GB internal storage with microSD card support up to 256GB.
There’s a dual camera setup at back with 16-megapixel primary sensor and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor. On the front side, there’s a 24-megapixel primary sensor and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor. Connectivity options on the device include Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz / 5GHz) 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, and GPS + GLONASS.
Just like Nova 3, this one also comes with GPU Turbo feature. It also has a fingerprint sensor on the back for added security. The phone runs on Android Oreo operating system with the company’s own custom interface EMUI 8.2 on top. The device is powered by a 3,340mAh battery.
Both the smartphones will be exclusively available for purchase in India through Amazon India. The Nova 3 will go on sale from 23rd August and the Nova 3i will go on sale from 7th August. Pre-bookings for both devices have already started. While the Nova 3 is priced at Rs. 34,999 ($509), the Nova 3i will be available in Black, White and Blue colors for Rs. 20,990 (approximately $306).