07 January 2022
Huawei has launched Nova 8 SE 4G smartphone in China. It is a 4G LTE version of the Nova 8 SE 5G phone that debuted exactly a year ago. Since the phones have a gap of one year in between, there are a few noticeable differences. The biggest changes are that the phone has quad rear cameras, a significantly smaller battery, and a faster fast charging tech.
The Nova 8 SE 4G sports a 6.5-inch Full HD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels) OLED display with a dew-drop notch. The panel supports DCI-P3 wide color gamut and has 403PPI pixel density. Under the hood, it has the HiSilicon Kirin 710A processor coupled with 8GB of RAM. It has a single 128GB storage option with support for microSD cards up to 512GB. The latter is helpful in expanding the phone's storage if the native capacity gets full.
The square-shaped quad-camera camera setup includes a 64-megapixel primary sensor with f/1.9 aperture, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle sensor with f/2.2 aperture, a 2-megapixel macro sensor, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture. The front camera on the phone is a 16-megapixel sensor with f/2.0 aperture for taking selfies and attending video calls.
The whole package is powered by a 3,80mAh battery with support for 66W charging. The phone has an in-display fingerprint scanner and a 3.5mm headphone jack. It will boot Huawei's custom HarmonyOS 2.0 out of the box. Huawei has priced the Nova 8 SE 4G at CNY 2,099 (about $208) for the sole 4GB/128GB configuration. It is available in Dark Blue, Magic Night Black, Sakura Snow Clear Sky, and Silver Moon Star color options.