Huawei Nova 3 with 6.3-inch FHD+ display, 6GB RAM, dual front and rear cameras official [Update: Price]


Huawei Nova 3, the company’s latest smartphone in the Nova series is now official, after rumors and certification. It packs a 6.3-inch FHD+ 19:5:9 aspect ratio curved glass display with a notch, is powered by Kirin 970 SoC with support for GPU Turbo, packs 6GB of RAM and runs Android 8.1 (Oreo) with EMUI 8.2, similar to the Honor Play, but this has a 16-megapixel rear camera AI scene recognition that can detect over 500 scenes and the 24-megapixel secondary rear camera for portrait shots.

It has a 24-megapixel front camera along with a 2-megapixel secondary camera. It has face unlocking that uses infrared light to gather face information even in dark conditions. There is also 3D Qmoji, which is similar to Apple’s Animoji. It features a glass back, fingerprint sensor on the back and packs a 3750mAh battery with support for fast charging.

Huawei Nova 3 specifications

  • 6.3-inch (2340 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 19:5:9 3D curved glass display, 85%  NTSC Color Gamut
  • Octa-Core Huawei Kirin 970 (4 x 2.4 GHz A73+ 4 x 1.8 GHz A53) 10nm processor with Mali-G72 MP12 GPU,  i7 co-processor, NPU, GPU Turbo
  • 6GB RAM, 64GB / 128GB internal storage, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
  • Android 8.1 (Oreo) with EMUI 8.2
  • Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD)
  • 16MP rear camera with LED flash, f/1.8 aperture, PDAF, CAF, secondary 24MP rear camera with f/1.8 aperture
  • 24MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture, secondary 2-megapixel camera
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Dimensions:157.0×73.7×7.3mm; Weight: 166g
  • Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ac (2.4GHz/5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2 LE, GPS, USB Type-C
  • 3750mAh (typical) / 3650mAh  (minimum) battery with fast charging

The Huawei Nova 3 comes in Purple, Black, Blue and Gold colors and is available for pre-order from Vmall in China. Pricing will be announced on July 18th and the phone will go on sale from July 20th.

[Update: Huawei today announced that the Nova 3 will cost 2999 yuan (US$ 446 / Rs. 30,620 approx.) for the 6GB RAM with 128GB storage version]

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