Huawei Nova 3i

The Nova 3 just got a new junior with an “i’ label in China few days after its official unveiling in China. The new Huawei Nova 3i is a tuned down model of the original Nova 3, packing a lesser (but newer) Kirin processor, a downgraded rear camera, and a smaller battery— these are the key areas where they differs.

The phone features a 6.3-inch 19:9 Full HD+ display with a notch at the top, and is powered by the new octa-core Kirin 710 12nm chipset running at a speed of 2.2GHz. It comes in 4GB/6GB RAM version and 64GB/128GB storage version with MicroSD card support.

At the back of the Nova 3i resides 16MP+2MP dual camera tuned by AI (the Nova 3 has 16MP+23MP rear camera), while it also sports 24MP+2MP dual front-facing camera. It runs on Android 8.1 Oreo, sports a fingerprint sensor at the back, and is fuelled by a 3340mAh battery.

Huawei Nova 3i Specifications

  • 6.3-inch LCD 2.5D curved glass display with Full HD+ (2340×1080) resolution, 19.5:9 aspect ratio
  • 64-bit 2.2GHz octa-core Kirin 710 processor, GPU Turbo
  • 4GB / 6GB RAM
  • 64GB / 128GB built-in storage (expandable up to 256GB via MicroSD card)
  • 16-megapixel rear camera, LED flash; secondary 2-megapixel rear camera
  • 24-megapixel front-facing camera, f/2.0 aperture; secondary 2-megapixel front camera
  • OS: Android 8.1 Oreo, EMUI 8.2
  • Fingerprint sensor, face unlock
  • Hybrid dual SIM
  • Connectivity: WiFi 802.11ac (dual band + 2×2 MIMO), Bluetooth 4.2 LE, 4G VoLTE, 3G, GPS/A-GPS + GLONASS
  • Battery: 3340mAh / 3240mAh (typical/minimum), fast charging
  • Dimensions: 157.6×75.2×7.6mm
  • Weight: 169 grams

The basic version with 4GB RAM+128GB storage is priced at CNY 1999 ($300), while the high-end version with 6GB RAM+64GB storage costs CNY 2199 ($330). Pre-order begins on August 1st and sales on August 8th.

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