Huawei Nova 8 SE has been launched in China as the first phone in the Huawei Nova 8 series. It is the successor to the Huawei Nova 7 SE that launched in April this year. The Huawei Nova 8 SE comes in two editions, a standard and a ‘High Edition', and the two models come with different octa-core processors. The Huawei Nova 8 SE High Edition comes with 5G support while the standard does not. Apart from this, there are no other differences between the two editions of the phone.
The Huawei Nova 8 SE standard edition is priced at CNY 2,599 (roughly Rs. 29,100) for the lone 8GB + 128GB variant while the Huawei Nova 8 SE High Edition is priced at CNY 2,699 (roughly Rs. 30,200) for the same 8GB + 128GB configuration. The phone is offered in Deep Sea Blue, Magic Night Black, Silver Moon Stars, and Sakura Snow Clear Sky. It is currently up for pre-booking in China and will go on sale starting November 11.
Huawei has not shared any information on international availability, including India.
The Huawei Nova 8 SE runs EMUI 10.1 based on Android 10. It features a 6.53-inch full-HD+ (1,080x2,400 pixels) OLED display. The Nova 8 SE High Edition is powered by the octa-core Dimensity 800U SoC while the standard edition comes with the octa-core Dimensity 720 SoC. Both are powered by the Mali-G57 GPU and come with 8GB of RAM.
In terms of optics, the Huawei Nova 8 SE packs a quad rear camera setup that includes a 64-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.9 lens, an 8-megapixel sensor with an ultra-wide-angle f/2.4 lens, a 2-megapixel depth sensor with an f/2.4 lens, and a 2-megapixel macro sensor with an f/2.4 lens. The setup supports 10x digital zoom and 4K video recording. On the front, the phone comes with a 16-megapixel selfie shooter with f/2.0 aperture housed in the tiny notch.
The Huawei Nova 8 SE has been fitted with 128GB of onboard storage. Connectivity options include 5G (High Edition only), 4G, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS/ A-GPS, and a USB Type-C port for charging. The Nova 8 SE is backed by a 3,800mAh battery that supports 66W fast charging. Sensors on board include gravity sensor, compass, ambient light sensor, and proximity sensor. There is also an in-display fingerprint scanner on the Huawei Nova 8 SE. Lastly, the phone measures 161.6x74.8x7.46mm and weighs about 178 grams.
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