Huawei Nova 3 Launches with Dual Front Camera, Kirin 970 Chipset and Oreo

Huawei Nova 3

Huawei has finally launched its Nova 3 smartphone after tons of leaks and decades of rumors. The company today made the device official, revealing its authentic specifications and availability.

Specwise, the Nova 3 features a tall 6.3-inch LCD touch sensitive screen with a notch, Full HD+ (2340x1080) resolution, and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by the company's in-house Kirin 970 10nm chipset, coupled with 6GB of RAM. The phone comes in 64GB and 128GB storage models, both expandable via MicroSD card.

At the back of the smartphone is 16MP+24MP dual AI camera with f/1.8 aperture, while 24MP+2MP dual camera are also equipped at the front. Android 8.1 Oreo governs the software and there is hybrid SIM card slot onboard that can accommodate two SIM cards at a time or a SIM card and a MicroSD card.

Security is handled by a fingerprint reader placed at the back of the phone and face unlock implemented into the front camera. Huawei claimed the face unlock works even in the dark, thanks to its dedicated IR camera. It is fuelled by a 3750mAh battery.

Huawei Nova 3 Specifications

  • 6.3-inch LCD 3D curved glass display with Full HD+ (2340x1080) resolution, 19.5:9 aspect ratio
  • 64-bit 2.43GHz octa-core Kirin 970 processor, Mali G72 MP12 GPU, NPU, i7 co-processor, GPU Turbo
  • 6GB RAM
  • 64GB / 128GB built-in storage (expandable up to 256GB via MicroSD card)
  • 16-megapixel rear camera, f/1.8 aperture, Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF), Contrast Auto Focus (CAF), twin-tone LED flash; secondary 24-megapixel camera with f/1.8 aperture
  • 24-megapixel front-facing camera, f/2.0 aperture; secondary 2-megapixel front camera
  • OS: Android 8.1 Oreo, EMUI 8.2
  • Fingerprint sensor, face unlock
  • Hybrid dual SIM
  • Connectivity: WiFi 802.11ac (dual band), Bluetooth 4.2 LE, Dual 4G VoLTE, 3G, GPS/A-GPS, USB Type-C
  • Battery: 3750mAh / 3650mAh (typical/minimum), fast charging
  • Dimensions: 157.0 × 73.7 × 7.3mm
  • Weight: 166 grams

Huawei have not revealed the pricing of its new smartphone but it is already available for pre-order on Chinese eStore Vmall. The Nova 3 pricing will be announced before it go on sale on July 20th.

Update (18th, July 2018)

The pricing details of the Nova 3 has been announced as promised, but only for the 6GB RAM+128GB storage version. According to Huawei, the phone will be available for CNY 2999 ($450) on the scheduled sale date, which is July 20th.
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