Huawei Nova 3, Nova 3i Expected to Launch in India on July 26, Will Be Amazon Exclusives

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Huawei Nova 3, Nova 3i Expected to Launch in India on July 26, Will Be Amazon Exclusives
Highlights
  • The Huawei Nova series India launch is scheduled for July 26
  • Nova 3 has already been announced in China
  • Pricing and availability details are not known yet

Huawei has teased the launch of its new Nova series smartphones in India, just days after a report claimed the company plans to launch the Nova 3 and Nova 3i in the country. As per a teaser on its official Twitter handle on Sunday, Huawei India said, "Get ready to fourfold your creativity in more ways than one. The new Nova is #Coming4You!" The emphasis on the number 4 reveals that a smartphone with four cameras is coming to India, which could point towards the Nova 3 and the unannounced Nova 3i. The teaser also mentions July 26, 2018 as the date of the reveal. The smartphones will be exclusive to Amazon in India as the e-commerce player has created a dedicated web page for the launch.

While the Nova 3 has already been announced in China, the Nova 3i hasn't been revealed yet. However, it might see an announcement on July 18 alongside the price reveal of the Huawei Nova 3 in China. Both smartphones are expected to be powered by the company's latest graphics processing acceleration technology called GPU Turbo. The Chinese phone maker claims this technology will help accelerate mobile gaming experience.

Huawei Nova 3 specifications

The dual-SIM (Nano) Huawei Nova 3 runs EMUI 8.2 based on top of Android 8.1 Oreo, and sports a 6.3-inch full-HD+ (1080x2340 pixels) panel with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. At its core, the Huawei Nova 3 is powered by an octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 970 SoC, paired with 6GB of RAM and 64GB/ 128GB inbuilt storage. Storage on the phone is expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB).

In terms of optics, the Nova 3 bears a dual rear camera setup, with a 16-megapixel primary sensor and a 2-megapixel sensor, with f/1.8 aperture and PDAF. On the front is yet another dual camera setup with a 24-megapixel main sensor and a secondary 2-megapixel sensor, both with f/2.0 aperture. Front camera of the smartphone also comes with 3D Qmoji, similar to Apple's Animoji. There is a 3750mAh battery under the hood.

Connectivity options on the Huawei Nova 3 include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. There is a fingerprint sensor locared on the back of the handset, and the front camera offers Face Unlock capabilities. The Nova 3 measures 157x73.7x7.3mm.


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  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Excellent build quality
  • Feature-rich camera app
  • Crisp display
  • Good battery life
  • Bad
  • No OIS, average low-light performance
  • Heats up easily
  • No NFC
  • Display lacks scratch protection
Display6.30-inch
ProcessorHuawei HiSilicon Kirin 970
Front Camera24-megapixel
Rear Camera16-megapixel
RAM6GB
Storage128GB
Battery Capacity3750mAh
OSAndroid 8.1
Resolution1080x2340 pixels
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