25 February 2020
Huawei has launched the Nova 7i mid-range smartphone as the rebranded version of the Nova 6 SE in Malaysia. It offers exact same specifications, features, and product design. The Nova 6 SE was unveiled in China last year and focused on the camera performance and battery life. This remains unchanged for the rebranded version as well.
The Huawei Nova 7i sports a 6.4-inch Full HD+ (2310 x 1080 pixels) LCD punch-hole display. Under the hood, it has the Kirin 810 processor coupled with 8GB of RAM. It comes with 128GB of onboard storage with microSD card expansion support. It is the only configuration option that is available with the smartphone.
The quad-camera setup on the back panel features a 48-megapixel wide-angle sensor with f/1.8 aperture, an 8-megapixel ultra wide-angle sensor, a 2-megapixel bokeh sensor, and 2-megapixel macro sensor. The front camera is a 16-megapixel sensor with f/2.0 aperture and is housed within the punch-hole.
The whole package is powered by a 4,200mAh battery with 40W SuperCharge fast charging technology support. It runs EMUI 10 based on Android 10 out of the box. Other features include USB Type-C port, 3.5mm headphone jack, and Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity option. The available color options include Sakura Pink, Midnight Black, and Crush Green.
The Huawei Nova 7i has been priced at MYR 1,099 which is about $265. It is already up for pre-orders but sales will kick off starting February 22nd. Even though the Malaysia release suggests that the phone may arrive in more markets, we will have to wait for official confirmation about the same.