30 July 2021
Huawei has added one more member to its already pretty extended Nova 8 family. The new phone Nova 8i is a mid-range addition and it has been made available in Malaysia.
The Nova 8i features a Full HD+ LCD display with almost no bezels around and Huawei likes to call it an “Edgeless Display,” though there is a thin strip of bezel surrounds the bottom edge. There is a pill-shaped cut-out on the top left corner of the display that houses a single 16MP camera.
On the rear, the Huawei Nova 8i gets four cameras, all housed inside a circular-shaped module in a 2x2 matrix format. The dual-LED flash stays outside this module. The configuration of this camera setup consists of a 64MP primary sensor, 8MP ultrawide lens, 2MP macro, and 2MP depth sensor. Huawei touts the back cover has a 4D curvature which that offers rounded edges for an ultra-smooth touch. It has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.
Under the hood, the Huawei Nova 8i is powered by Snapdragon 662 processor with 6GB/8GB RAM and 128GB storage. It runs Android 10 with EMUI 11 on top. It packs a 4,300mAh battery that can charge a device from 0 to 60% in 17 minutes and fully charge in 38 minutes when bundled with a 66W charger.
- 6.67-inch full HD+ LCD Edgeless Display
- Snapdragon 662 processor
- 6GB/8GB RAM
- 128GB storage
- Android 10 with EMUI 11 on top
- 64MP+ 8MP + 2MP macro+ 2MP depth sensor
- 16MP selfie camera
- 4,300mAh battery with 66W fast-charger
- Bluetooth v5, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4 GHz/5 GHz, USB Type-C port, 3.5mm audio jack, Wi-Fi Direct support
The price of the Huawei Nova 8i is MYR 1,299 (below $100) and it is available for purchase through the company’s online store. It comes in Moonlight Silver, Interstellar Blue, and Starry Black color options.