Huawei today presented new hardware for the German market, including the two mid-range smartphones nova 9 and nova 8i. Both smartphones come with Android 12 – and not with Harmony OS. The camera and display and price of nova 9 should be particularly exciting for the price range.
- Huawei nova 9 offers Android 12, 50-megapixel camera, 120Hz display, and Snapdragon 778G
- The market launch is at the beginning of November for 499 euros, there is an interesting pre-order offer
- The smaller nova 8i makes compromises in terms of SoC, display, and camera, but costs 150 euros less
In addition to the Mate series and the P series, the nova smartphones are Huawei’s third important series of mobile phones. The nova devices are primarily aimed at a young target group. The obvious first: Yes, Huawei’s smartphones are still suffering from political squabbles.
Huawei nova 9 Specifications
Android 12 with the well-known EMUI interface runs on the nova 9 and nova 8i – but without the Google Play services. Means: There is no Play Store, and some apps are still missing from Huawei’s own AppGallery. After all: According to Huawei, over 90 percent of the top 400 apps from the Play Store are now also available in their own app store.
A second, albeit smaller, effect of the embargo: Huawei is not allowed to buy 5G chips, and for example, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G, which offers a maximum of 4G, is in the nova 9. At least as of today, however, this should still be bearable in Germany. At least in terms of performance, the Snapdragon SoC should be sufficient for most purposes.
Huawei designed the camera for the nova 9 around a new, larger 50-megapixel sensor. There is also an ultra-wide-angle camera and the two embarrassment chips for portrait and macro, which primarily prettify the datasheet. The battery has a capacity of 4300 mAh and should be fully charged in 38 minutes thanks to 66-watt quick charging. Finally, the 6.57-inch display resolves Full HD + and offers a refresh rate of 120 Hertz.
Huawei nova 9 Price
The Huawei nova 9 can be pre-ordered now and will go on sale on November 2nd. With 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage, Huawei nova 9 Price is 499 euros according to RRP, and those who pre-order receive the Freebuds Pro worth 179 euros free of charge. We will definitely test the nova 9 extensively – the big question mark here is of course the software. Because of building hardware, Huawei has always been good at that.
The little sister, the nova 8i, went on sale a few days ago. The display (only 60 Hz), the camera (smaller sensor), and the SoC (Snapdragon 662) is particularly compromised. But the version with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage costs “only” 349 euros according to the RRP.