During a virtual briefing this evening, Huawei has confirmed that the company will soon be launching the brand new Huawei Nova 8i smartphone in the South-East Asian markets including Malaysia and the Philippines.
As with any other Nova series smartphones, the upcoming Nova 8i will be targeted towards the youth, which we can easily tell from their trendy and eye-catching visuals. It continues to build upon the same philosophy, offering an extremely sleek 4D curvature chassis that’s available in three different colorways including Moonlight Silver, Starry Black, as well as Interstellar Blue.
Upfront, the Huawei Nova 8i features a pill-shape cutout on the upper-left corner of the screen which is home to a single selfie camera. It will be 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.
Around the back of the phone, the Huawei Nova 8i comes with a centrally-aligned circular camera housing that kind of resembles what we saw on the Huawei Mate 30 Pro. It brings along a quad-camera system headlined by a 64 megapixels (f/1.9 aperture) main camera which has a large 1/1.7” sensor size.
This will be accompanied by three other auxiliary cameras including an 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.
To support every day’s usage, the Huawei Nova 8i will be 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.