This Thursday, September 21 in Paris, Huawei presented us with its new flagship, the Nova 9, with which it intends to conquer young Europeans. And he has the potential, on paper …
With its design worked to appeal to “young”, the new Huawei flagship is intended to coexist alongside the two flagship series of the Chinese manufacturer: the Mate and the P.
Huawei Nova 9: beautiful photos and maximum battery life
Huawei is therefore launching its new range, Nova, whose logo represents two people. The Chinese manufacturer is building its image around openness and inclusiveness. And, to appeal to its new target, “young people”, it relies on two important points: maximum autonomy and particular care given to photos and videos. On the design side, we are not disappointed with this thin smartphone with curved edges and a coating that is very pleasant to the touch.
Huawei Nova 9 specs
Its 6.57-inch screen displays a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels, HDR10 compatible, with a dynamic refresh rate, between 60 and 120 Hz. It runs on EMUI 12 and is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G SoC. Autonomy as such has only been approached from the point of view of recharging. Thus, the Nova 9 is compatible with the manufacturer’s SuperCharge 66 Watt, for a full charge in 38 minutes.
The rear of the Nova 9 has a photo module made up of 4 sensors:
- A 50 Mpx (f / 1.9) main sensor with Huawei RYYB technology that captures 40% more light;
- An ultra-wide angle of 8 Mpx (f / 2.2);
- A macro sensor (f / 2.4) to capture objects close to 4 centimeters;
- A depth sensor (f / 2.4) for a nice bokeh effect.
On the front, the 32-megapixel selfie camera allows you to shoot photos and videos in 4K quality.
Enhance photos with AI
The Nova 9 embeds a package of artificial intelligence to sublimate the images taken by its sensors. First of all, it is possible to take several photos of the same set, under different exposures. The AI will take care of combining them to offer a unique shot, rich in colors and contrasts. Among the other onboard artificial intelligence, one is responsible for correcting the distortions present in the shots taken with the ultra-wide-angle, while another ensures stabilization of the video capture in motion.
Small disappointment to note on the hardware side, after this presentation: it is a 4G chip that equips the Nova 9, therefore incompatible with the 5G network being deployed.
The flagship is available from this October 21 for pre-order, at a price of 499 euros and in two colors: blue (Starry Blue with Nebula Craftsmanship) or black. Huawei Nova 9 release date is November 2, 2021. And you will soon be able to find our test of the Huawei Nova 9 on Clubic.
Source: Huawei press release