Huawei Nova Hands On and Photo Gallery

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Huawei today announced the Nova smartphone at the ongoing IFA 2016 in Berlin. We are live at the event and got our hands on the phone, so let’s take a detailed look at the hardware and specifications of the phone.

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Huawei Nova sports a 5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD 2.5D curved glass display, 1500:1 contrast ratio, 450 nits brightness. It is powered by an octa-Core Snapdragon 625 processor (4 xA53 at 2.0 GHz + 4 x A53 at 2.0 GHz) with Adreno 506 GPU and comes with 3GB LPDDR3 RAM, 32GB internal memory, expandable memory with microSD. The phone runs Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) with EMUI 4.1 on top.

There is a 8MP front-facing camera at the top with f/2.0 aperture along with earpiece and usual set of proximity  and ambient light sensors.

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There is a Huawei branding on the bezel which is curved around the edges. The phone has three on screen touch buttons.

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The power/lock button and volume rockers are present on the right side.

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The left size houses a hybrid Dual SIM slot (nano+nano/microSD). The phone measures 141.2×69.1×7.1mm and weighs 146g.

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At the bottom, the phone has the loudspeaker grill on the right side and a USB Type C port.

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A 3.5mm audio jack and a microphone are present on the top along with the secondary microphone.

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Similar to the Nexus 6P, the Huawei Nova has a glass black strip that houses 12MP rear camera with LED flash, PFAF, 1.25-micron pixel size. Also present at the back is the fingerprint sensor.

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The phone has a unibody metal design. Connectivity options on the phone include 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1 LE while there is a 3,020mAh battery.

The Huawei Nova come in Prestige Gold, Mystic Silver and Titanium Grey colors and is priced at 399 Euros (US$ 444 / Rs. 29760 approx.). It will roll out from October.

Sneha contributed to this post

Author: Sandeep Sarma

Sandeep Sarma is a blogger and a freelance photographer. Apart from gadgets and phones, he also has a passion for movies and cars. He currently uses the S7 Edge as his main phone. Catch him on twitter at @sandeep9sarma