The Huawei Nova 3 was in the leaks since a past few days and has now been made official through a listing on V-mall, an e-commerce portal in China. The pricing, however, hasn’t been mentioned yet, as the official launch is slated to take place on July 18.
According to the listing for pre-orders, the Huawei Nova 3 packs a 6.3-inch Full HD+ display with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9, thanks to the notch at the top of the display. The overall design including the back of the phone resembles a lot with Huawei’s own P20 lineup of smartphones. Under the hood, there’s Huawei’s homegrown Kirin 970 SoC with the Mail-G72 MP12 GPU with support for GPU turbo technology that was unveiled with the Honor Play a few days back. There’s 6GB of RAM with 64 or 128GB storage option.
The Nova 3 comes with a quad camera setup, meaning dual cameras to the rear as well as the front of the device. The rear cameras are a 16MP+24MP combo where the primary 16MP camera supports AI scene detection functionality which can detect up to 500 scenes while the secondary lens is used for portrait shots. On the front, there is a 24MP+2MP camera setup. Additional features include support for micro SD as well as face unlock using an infrared light sensor, similar to the Vivo X21. There is also a fingerprint scanner for unlocking the device if you don’t wish to use the face unlock feature. The handset is backed by a 3750mAh battery with support for fast charging and will run Android 8.1 Oreo on top with Huawei’s EMUI 8.2 skin on top.
As stated earlier, the official launch is going to be held on July 18, where the official pricing would be revealed. As far as availability outside of China goes, we would know that only once the device is officially announced, but doesn’t seem like Huawei would be too keen to launch the Nova 3 outside of the Chinese market. We will be updating this post with the official pricing soon, so keep an eye.