19 July 2018
Surprisingly Huawei unveiled the Nova 3 today ahead of its official announcement on July 18th. The device goes up for pre-orders on VMall. As per listing the device is powered up by the company's latest Kirin 970 SoC with 6GB RAM. As expected the device has a notch at the top of the display.
Thanks to so far leaks most of the details regarding the Nova 3 are already out. The Kirin 970 is an Octa-core chipset, the first quad of Cortex-A53 cores are clocking at 1.8Ghz whereas the second quad of cortex-A73 is powering the device at 2.4Ghz. The Octa-core SoC is accompanied with 6GB RAM and built-in native storage is 128GB. A 3,750mAh battery cell is on board to keep its lights on, it also supports the Huawei Super charge tech for fast charging.
In terms of looks the Nova 3 looks a lot similar to the P20 Lite, however, it has a larger display and dual cameras on rear and front. The Nova 3 features a 6.3-inches LCD display with Full HD+ screen resolution. The device measurements are 157 x 73.7 x 7.3 mm and weigh 166g. The fingerprint scanner is on the rear side in the center below the cameras.
The rear cameras are exactly similar to the Honor 10. The primary rear RGB sensor is 16MP with f/1.8 aperture whereas the secondary camera is 24MP. Up front, it has dual cameras of 24MP+2MP. Both the front and rear cameras can capture portrait mode shots. As OS the device is pre-installed with Android Oreo 8.1 based EMUI 8.2. It features Turbo GPU which enhances the graphics performance by up to 60%. To compete against the Samsung's AR Emoji and Apple Animoji, the Nova 3 comes with the company's own 3D Qmoji which maps your face to turn it into live Emoji.
Unfortunately, the VMall listing didn't confirm the price tag but reveals the device will be available in Black, Nebula Purple, Aqua Blue and Primrose Gold colors. The pre-orders will be live until July 19th with a release from July 20th.
|Specs||Huawei Nova 3|
|Screen resolution||1080 x 2340 pixels|
|Storage||64/128GB Expandable via MicroSD card|
|Dimensions||157 x 73.7 x 7.3mm|