Huawei Unveils Mid-Range Nova Series with Premium Features

September 5, 2016, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Huawei is at it again, bringing out their best in the mid-range segment to woo the global audience. The Chinese manufacturer has now unveiled their new Nova series of devices ahead of IFA, that packs an array of premium features despite it being shot at the mid-range segment.

Two new smartphones have been introduced by the company under the new brand, which is the smaller Nova smartphone that comes with a 5-inch display, and a bigger Nova Plus, which comes with a 5.5-inch screen like all the other Plus branded smartphones in the industry.

Except for a few contrasts, Huawei has made both the devices bonded firmly with their spec linings. Both the devices pack Full HD resolution despite the variation in screen sizes. A Snapdragon 625 handles the processing tasks in both the smartphones, and this is accompanied by a RAM of 3GB and internal storage of 32GB. The front-cam is of 8MP in both the devices.

The variation starts with the rear-camera, with the bigger Nova packing a 16MP camera, while the smaller Nova carrying a 12MP sensor, but with better pixels. The 3020mAh battery of Nova is also slightly lower than that of Nova Plus, which houses a 3340mAh battery inside.

The biggest difference is with the design, which becomes clearly visible with the rear design of the two Nova devices. Both Nova and Nova Plus sports an aluminium unibody design, something which Huawei has been keen on. The Nova Plus packs its rear camera somewhat to the centre of the device, while the Nova smartphone places its camera on the top left corner of the rear face. It also sports a black bar around the camera and flashes on top, which makes the device bear a heavy resemblance with Huawei’s Nexus 6P device. The fingerprint is situated below the camera on both Nova smartphones.

The only disappointing fact is that the Nova series, despite being loaded with top-notch features, will only be coming out with the Android Marshmallow OS on-board, and not the Nougat version of Android. We need to wait to see if users will get an update to Nougat while the time they have the device unpacked, as Nova and Nova Plus is expected to hit the market only by late September, or during October. Finally, as with the pricing of the device, the Nova will come out with a price tag of 399 euro (~ $445), while its bigger sibling will arrive at 429 euro ($479).

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