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Huawei Nova 9 series debuts with Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G chipset

Huawei has officially unveiled it’s latest Nova 9 series mid-range devices in the Chinese market as the company aims to make a rebound in the highly-competitive segment of the smartphone market.

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Huawei Nova 9

The new Nova 9 series consists of a total of two models that include the likes of the vanilla Nova 9 and a higher-end Nova 9 Pro – both of which are powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G (4G) chipset instead of the company’s in-house HiSilicon Kirin chip.

Huawei Nova 9 Pro Color Options
Huawei Nova 9 Pro

Starting with the front, the Huawei Nova 9 and Nova 9 Pro duo sports an OLED panel that offers a sharp FHD+ screen resolution as well as a smooth 120Hz refresh rate. What’s different between the two devices lies in their respective display size, whereby the ”Pro” model gets a slightly larger 6.72” display while the vanilla model settles with a slightly smaller 6.57” display.

On the imaging front, the two devices share the same quad-camera system lead by a 50 megapixels RYYB main camera which will be assisted by an 8 megapixels ultra-wide lens as well as a pair of 2 megapixels cameras for macro and depth information.

As for selfies, the Nova 9 Pro relies on a pair of 32MP front-facing cameras for wide and ultra-wide shots, while the Nova 9 settles with a single 32MP camera instead. That’s in fact one of the key different between the two phones.

To keep the lights on, the Huawei Nova 9 is fitted with a 4,300mAh battery that comes with 66W fast-charging support. The Nova 9 Pro on the other hand, has a slightly smaller 4,000mAh battery which is compensated by an even faster 100W charging speed. On the software-side, both devices are shipped with the new HarmonyOS 2.0 out of the box.

For those who’re interested, the Huawei Nova 9 is priced at 2,699 Yuan (US$416) and 2,999 Yuan (US$464) respectively for it’s 8GB+128GB and 8GB+256GB variants. The Nova 9 Pro on the other hand, will set you back by 3,499 Yuan (US$542) and 3,899 Yuan (US$604) respectively for it’s 8GB+128GB and 8GB+256GB models.

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