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Huawei Nova 8 series goes official with a head-turning design

Huawei has officially announced the all-new Nova 8 series smartphones in the Chinese market which will be succeeding the Nova 7 lineup which was introduced back in April this year.

Huawei Nova 8 Pro Render -1
Huawei Nova 8 Pro

A total of two devices from the Nova 8 series including the vanilla Nova 8 and a higher-end Nova 8 Pro were announced during today’s launch event. In terms of specs, there ain’t any considerable upgrades or changes to their internals, but the design is what really sets them apart from their predecessors.

Starting with the front, the vanilla Huawei Nova 8 arrives with a 6.57-inches FHD+ OLED curved display that brings along a smooth 90Hz screen refresh rate and support for 10-bits color depth. The higher-end Nova 8 Pro on the other hand, settles for a 6.72-inches OLED display but has a bumped up 120Hz refresh rate and a similar support for 10-bits color depth.

Under the hood, both the Huawei Nova 8 and Nova 8 Pro will be powered by the same Kirin 985 chipset which was also found in the Nova 7 series devices. Since its a 5G-ready chip, the pair will also be able to support 5G connectivity for both standalone (SA) and non-standalone (NSA) modes. On top of that, there will also be up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB onboard storage in the memory department.

For photography, both devices will sport a similar quad-camera system which include a 64 megapixels primary shooter, 8 megapixels selfie camera, 2 megapixels macro camera, as well as a 2 megapixels depth sensor. Coming to selfies, the vanilla Nova 8 will be equipped with a single 32 megapixels front-facing camera, while the Nova 8 Pro has a slightly more powerful dual front-facing cameras comprising of a 32 megapixels main snapper and a 16 megapixels portrait camera.

To keep the lights on, the Nova 8 is fitted with a 3,800mAh battery, while the Nova 8 Pro is equipped with a slightly larger 4,000mAh battery. Both will however, carry support for the latest 66W Huawei SuperCharge fast-charging solution which was also found in the flagship Huawei Mate40 Pro (Review). On the software-side, they will boot on the latest EMUI 11 based on Android 10 (AOSP version).

In terms of pricing, the Huawei Nova 8 is priced at 3,299 Yuan (US$505) and 3,699 Yuan (US$566) respectively for it’s 8GB+128GB and 8GB+256GB models. The Huawei Nova 8 Pro on the other hand, is priced at 3,999 Yuan (US$612) and 4,399 Yuan (US$673) respectively for it’s 8GB+128GB and 8GB+256GB variants.

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