Yesterday you hopefully saw our coverage of the Huawei launch at IFA. There’s two phones – the Huawei nova above and Huawei nova plus, below..
Huawei continues to impress us here at Coolsmartphone and these new nova handsets look rather lovely in their aluminum unibody design. The nova, and yes – we’re told that everything is lower-case here – is a 5″ handset with a Full HD (1080×1920) screen. It’s powered by a Snapdragon 625 octa-core 2.0 GHz CPU and has 3GB of RAM with 32GB of storage. There’s also a 12 megapixel camera around the back and a 3020mAh battery which Huawei reckon should keep you going for longer than normal when combined with the 1080p IPS screen and CPU, plus all the usual Huawei battery / CPU management software on board. The handset also features a fingerprint reader on the back along with WiFi, GPS. Bluetooth, microSD and all the usual tech, although we need to find out if NFC is in there. It will cost €399 in Europe when it’s released globally in October.
The nova plus, which has a larger 5.5″ screen, has a slightly higher 16 megapixel camera, which although it’s a higher resolution, has smaller pixels than the nova. The same CPU, storage, memory, screen resolution etc as the nova are here. The handset will cost €429 and again will launch in October. Both run Android OS, v6.0.1.
More details below.
Huawei nova Series Defies Expectations
BERLIN, September 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ —
Huawei launches two new handsets offering a dynamic combination of beautiful design, powerful performance and fantastic camera
Huawei nova: uniquely beautiful, compact, multi-curved design and dynamic front camera experience
Huawei nova plus: power to capture beautiful moments with 16MP smartphone rear camera
Huawei Consumer Business Group has today announced the launch of the new Huawei nova series comprising of two stunning smartphones: nova and nova plus. Born to reflect an aspirational generation that seeks to get the most out of life, the nova series flawlessly combines style and functionality like no other.
The Huawei nova family combines brilliant usability with stunning looks and powerful performance. Inspired by the bold curves we see in contemporary architecture, the exquisite designs feature graceful contoured surfaces that join together seamlessly to deliver a tactile and visual experience that fits perfectly in users’ hands. Completing the design, nova and nova plus are available in three subtle yet impactful colours: Prestige Gold, Mystic Silver and Titanium Grey.
Huawei nova offers an outstanding photography experience with incredible speed, depth and clarity and the 12MP rear camera delivers fantastic photography even in low-light. Meanwhile, the nova plus includes an incredible, segment-leading 16MP rear camera with image stabilisation giving photography enthusiasts the tools to capture the perfect moment to share with family and friends. Both devices boast a category-leading 8MP front camera to capture better selfies and document the world in any lighting condition. Immersive, full HD screens, with the biggest screen to body ratio in the segment, allow users to appreciate a perfect view on their world.
The Huawei nova series meets the demands of even the most power-hungry user. Featuring a best-in-category battery lifespan of up to two days, nova and nova plus balance longer standby times and powerful performance, giving you all the power you need to blaze away night and day.
Huawei’s leading 3D fingerprint sensor supports faster and more accurate unlocking for improved security and convenience. The fingerprint sensor can be further personalised to control many of the phone’s functions, including photography, so taking the perfect selfie is literally at your fingertips.
Richard Yu, CEO, Huawei Consumer Business Group, commented: “Our designers have created beautiful devices that meet the needs of our increasingly demanding lifestyles. nova and nova plus deliver much more than customers might expect, but exactly what they deserve. These handsets will allow users to burn more brightly, to get the most out of each day and to enhance their lives with the best specifications and functionalities in the segment.”
IFA 2016, Berlin, also saw a number of other exciting product announcements from Huawei Consumer Business Group. With an impressive 8.4″ screen view, MediaPad M3 boasts the biggest screen to body ratio in the segment. The flagship Huawei P9 is now catwalk ready with stunning new Red and Blue colorways adding to the device’s much-lauded high performance camera, co-engineered with Leica, and other market-leading features.
Huawei also premiered a specially-commissioned short film directed by Dennie Gordon, entitled “Dream it Possible”. The video’s story of young aspiring young classical concert pianist, Anna, conveys Huawei’s brand value that everything is possible.