After releasing two high-quality smartphones, the big-screened Mate 8 and the flagship P9, Huawei decided to focus on some more affordable offerings. This is why the company, while taking advantage of the IFA 2016, announced two new mid-tier phones, Nova and Nova Plus. Although neither of the unveiled devices can boast about sporting any innovative feature, both phones are solid and stylish tools of communication and entertainment.
Huawei expands its lineup by two more mid-tier phones. The Nova and Nova Plus are expected to debut in October, packing stylish design and solid specs.
To begin from the HTC Nova, the phone is a 5-incher hiding a 1080p display and a Snapdragon 625 processor clocked at 2GHz that comes paired with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. The storage space may be expanded up to 128GB by microSD cards. In the optics department the phone offers a 12MP primary camera with f/2.2 supported by an 8P selfie-friendly snapper on the front. Furthermore, a quite generous 3,020 mAh battery should deliver two full days of consistent usage. As for connectivity options, the Nova packs 4G LTE Cat. 6, Wi-Fi and USB Type-C takes care of quick charging and data transfer. In addition, this dual-SIM handset works on EMUI 4.1 built on the top of Android 6.0 Marshmallow and incorporates a fingerprint scanner.
When it comes to the Nova Plus, in terms of specs the phone is quite the same device as the standard Nova. However, it features several differences. First of all, as you all probably already guessed, the device is a bigger offering of the two, targeting at phablet fans. But even though it houses a 5.5-inch screen, its resolution stayed unhanded and is represented by 1080 p. Except for a larger size-factor, the device also received a 16MP rear camera with OIS and even more powerful 3,340 mAh battery which will keep the phablet alive for 2.2 days.
Speaking of the Novas’ design, both phones seem to be real good lookers. In fact, their appearance may be considered even more attractive that the one featured by the company’s recent flagship – the P9. Both phones have softer, more rounded corners, well-polished body and a circular fingerprint sensor, what clearly implies that their designers derived inspirations from the Nexus 6P rather than P9, whose sharp and square shape is found unattractive by many users.
Dressed in gold, silver and pink color options the Nova and Nova Plus are scheduled to hit the global market in October priced at something round $445 and $478, respectively. When it comes to the US availability, we have really scarce chances to see them porting to the US shore.