Earlier this week, we reported that Huawei will soon be launching a new mid-ranger phone dubbed as the Huawei Nova 8i in the South East Asian markets. Now, the company has confirmed that the Nova 8i will be officially launched in Malaysia on July 7th next week.
Apart from that, the company has also released the official renders of the Huawei Nova 8i which showcase the front and rear design of the phone in three different colorways including Moonlight Silver, Interstellar Blue, as well as Starry Blue. These renders kind of reminds us of the Huawei Mate 30 Pro – especially with it’s centrally-aligned circular camera module.
Speaking of this, it’s circular camera island at the back houses a total of four cameras that include a 64 megapixels (f/1.9 aperture) main camera with a large 1/1.7” sensor size, 8 megapixels (f/2.4 aperture) ultra-wide lens with 120 degrees Field-of-View, 2 megapixels (f/2.4 aperture) macro camera, as well as a 2 megapixels (f/2.4 aperture) depth sensor.
Coming to the front-side, the Huawei Nova 8i features a LCD display that measures 6.67” diagonally, offering a FHD+ screen resolution, DCI-P3 color gamut coverage, as well as second-generation’s hardware-enhanced blue light protection.
More impressively, the phone also features an ultra-immersive 94.7% screen-to-body ratio that offers a near full-screen experience for it’s users. The pill-shape cutout on the upper-left corner of the screen is also home to a 16 megapixels selfie camera.
Under the hood, the Huawei Nova 8i is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 mobile platform alongside a respectable 4,300mAh battery that carries support for 66W Huawei SuperCharge. According to Huawei, a full charge from 0 to 100% will take merely 38 minutes.
On the software-side, the Huawei Nova 8i will be shipped with EMUI 11 (base on Android 10) out of the box. However, it’s likely to be upgradable to Huawei’s proprietary HarmonyOS in the near future.