According to GizmoChina, Huawei has announced three new devices, named Nova 5, Nova 5 Pro, and Nova 5i, targeting mid-range market.
The launch also includes the new 7nm chipset, Kirin 810. Event through the hardship of recent partnership problems, Spyer Tech strongly believes these smartphones will live to see the daylight.
Albeit Google suspending its Android license last month, things seem to go back to normal in the near future with the friendly statements from Google itself. It is, however, uncertain of the exact period these three will be released and if they could access to Google Play Store from outside China.
Put the matters aside, the new Kirin 810 chipset will be the new addition to Huawei’s Kirin family. Kirin 810 can be found in Nova 5, while the Nova 5 Pro uses the current flagship CPU – Kirin 980 – which is the core of Huawei’s P30 Pro and Mate 20.
The new Kirin 810 chipset will have 8 cores just like the Kirin 980, but the bus speed is slower and for that, is energy efficient. The Kirin 810’s cores are also smaller than the ones found in Kirin 980.
With the current information, it is not clear if Huawei will use ARM architecture for its newly designed chipset. The smartphones will have different amount of RAM and storage. While Nova 5 has 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, its bigger brother Nova 5 Pro will have 8GB of RAM and 2 storage configurations: 128GB and 256GB.
The other basic specifications for Nova 5 and Nova 5 Pro are quite similar. Both have 6.39 inch OLED display with a small waterdrop notch like the P30 Pro, a quad-camera setup on the rear with a 48-megapixel primary sensor, 16-megapixel ultrawide sensor, 2 megapixel depth sensor, and a 2-megapixel macro sensor. Nova 5 and Nova 5 Pro will be power on 3,500 mAh batteries, and of course USB-C charging ports. The fingerprint scanners will be position inside the display. They will also feature 3.5mm headphone jacks. Surprisingly, there will be microSD card readers, even though the SD Association had revoked Huawei’s membership not so long ago.
Finally, there will be the little one, Nova 5i. Its specifications are rather usual for the mid-range smartphones: Kirin 710, probably 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. It also has a quad-camera setup like its bigger brothers, but the main sensor is ripped down to 24 megapixel, and the same for its ultrawide sensor – 8 megapixel. Instead of an OLED display, Nova 5i has a LCD.
The three brother phones will be launched in China at the end of the month. The price for the three are very promising and somewhat aggressive toward the mid-range market. Nova 5i, Nova 5 and Nova 5 Pro will respectively be sold (in China) at 320$, 407$ and 436$. The pricing for them outside of China is unknow at the moment.