The Korean tech giant has introduced the Huawei Nova 8 SE 5G smartphone in the Chinese market. It comes as a successor to the Nova 7 SE smartphone, launched in early April 2020. The device comes in two variants with different MediaTek chipsets.
Huawei Nova 8 SE — Design
The Nova 8 SE features a 6.53-inches FHD+ display with rounded corners. It’s an OLED dewdrop notch display that features DCI-P3 wide colour gamut.
The Nova 8 SE comes in four colour variants — Sakura Snow Clear Sky, Silver Moon Starlight, Deep Sea Blue, and Magic Night Black. On the whole, the Nova SE stimulates the recent iPhone 12 design, when it comes to those rounded corners and flat edges.
Huawei Nova 8 SE — MediaTek Dimensity Chipsets
As stated earlier, the Nova 8SE comes in two variants namely — the Nova 8 SE High edition and the Nova 8 SE Standard edition. The latter comes with MediaTek Dimensity 720 chipset. While the former comes with MediaTek DImesnity 800U chipset. Both the chipsets make both the phones 5G capable.
Both chipsets from MediaTek (MT) are octa-core processors, the MT Dimensity 800U clocks at 2.4GHz. And, the MT Dimensity 720 clocks at 2GHz. When it comes to GPU, both the phones feature Mali-G57 GPU.
The Huawei Nova 8 SE features 8GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage. The devices ship with EMUI 10.1 OS, which is based on Android 10.
Huawei Nova 8 SE — Camera
There are quadruple cameras on the rear for the Nova 8 SE smartphone. The 64MP f/1.9 aperture camera acts as the primary sensor. There’s an 8MP f/2.4 camera, which is capable of shooting ultra-wide-angle with 120-degree field of view. Also, there are two other cameras — 2MP depth sensor and a 2MP depth camera. On the front, there is a 16MP selfie shooter with f/2.0 aperture. For video recording, the rear cameras support shooting up to 4K at 30fps.
Huawei Nova 8 SE — Battery
There’s a decent 3800mAh battery that powers the Nova 8 SE smartphone. It supports Huawei’s 66W Super Fast Charge technology. It claims to top up the device up to 60% in 15 minutes and up to 100% in 35 minutes.
The other highlights of the Nova 8 SE include an in-screen fingerprint sensor for authentication. The connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth 5.1, USB Type-C for charging and data transfers.
Huawei Nova 8 SE — Pricing
The standard Nova 8 SE edition comes at CNY 2,599 (Rs 29,200 approx.) and, the Nova 8 SE High edition costs CNY 2,699 (Rs 30,300 approx.). The devices go on sale from November 11 in China. The other regions availability is still unclear at this point.