Huawei launches the Nova 12 series with four new smartphones!

Huawei Nova 12 Series Price in Nepal
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Huawei, the Chinese tech giant, has announced four new smartphones under the Nova 12 series. The Nova 12 Lite and the vanilla Nova 12 come as the affordable option in the series. While Huawei is offering the Nova 12 Pro and Nova 12 Ultra for power users. Here we will discuss the entire Huawei Nova 12 series, its specifications, expected price in Nepal, and so on!

Huawei Nova 12 Series Overview

Design and Display

The entirety of the Huawei Nova 12 has a similar design language with a pill-shaped camera island and one large camera cutout on the back. They are also available in the same three colour options: Color No. 12 (Blue), Black, and White. However, the Pro variant is available in an extra Pink colour option. All these variants don a leather finish with icy patterns on the back, while the black variant comes in a glossy finish. The Ultra variant takes a significantly different design approach as all of them come in leather finish with “nova” engraved all over the back.

On the front, the Huawei Nova 12 and Nova 12 Lite come with a 6.7-inch OLED panel with FHD+ resolution spanning 2,412 x 1,084 pixels. It also supports a refresh rate of 120Hz, a touch sampling rate of 300Hz, and a P3 wide colour gamut. On the other hand, the Pro and Ultra variants enjoy about a 10% larger screen size at 6.76 inches. It is also an OLED panel that supports up to 120Hz LTPO adaptive refresh rate, 2160Hz high-frequency PWM dimming, and a touch sampling rate of 300Hz.


Under the hood, we are getting the Snapdragon 778G 4G chipset in the Huawei Nova 12 Lite. The Chinese OEM has not clarified what chipset the other members of the Huawei Nova 12 series are running on. However, we assume that it is running on Huawei’s homegrown Kirin chipsets.

Other than that, the memory capacity of these phones is also a mystery. In terms of storage, the Huawei Nova 12, the Nova 12 Lite, as well as the Nova 12 Pro variants come in 256GB and 512GB trim. Meanwhile, the Ultra variant offers 512GB or 1TB of storage. On the software front, all these devices run on Hongmeng 4.0 (HarmonyOS).

Camera and the rest

In the optics department, we are getting the 50MP primary coupled with an 8MP ultrawide angle macro camera across the board on the back. Similarly, all the variants boast a 60MP camera on the front. Nonetheless, the Pro and Ultra variants get an extra 8MP shooter for a close-up portrait on the front as well.

The Huawei Nova 11 Lite packs a 4,500 mAh battery together with 66W charging capability. In the meantime, other variants come with a 4,600 mAh battery and 100W of wired fast charging. Other than that, all these devices come with dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth v5.2, multi-satellite navigation and NFC support.

Huawei Nova 12 Series Specifications

  • Design: Glossy or leather finish with icy patterns, leather finish with “nova” engravings in the Ultra variant
  • Dimensions:
    • Nova 12 Lite: 161.29 mm x 74.96 mm x 6.88 mm
    • Nova 12: 161.54 mm x 75.36 mm x 6.98 mm
    • Nova 12 Pro / Ultra: 163.14 mm x 74.96 mm x 7.68 mm
  • Weight:
    • Nova 12 Lite: 168 grams
    • Nova 12: 191 grams
    • Nova 12 Pro: 201 grams
    • Nova 12 Ultra: 198 grams
  • Display:
    • Nova 12 / 12 Lite: 6.7” OLED panel, 120Hz refresh rate, 300Hz touch sampling rate, P3 wide colour gamut
    • Nova 12 Pro / Ultra: 6.76” OLED Panel, 1–120Hz LTPO adaptive refresh rate, 2160Hz high-frequency PWM dimming, 300Hz touch sampling rate, P3 wide colour gamut
  • Resolution:
    • Nova 12 / 12 Lite: FHD+ (2,412 x 1,084 pixels)
    • Nova 12 Pro / Ultra: FHD+ (2,776 x 1,224 pixels)
  • Chipset:
    • Nova 12 Lite: Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G (6nm)
    • Nova 12 / Pro / Ultra: Unspecified Kirin Chipset*
  • Storage:
    • Nova 12 / 12 Lite / Pro: 256GB or 512GB
    • Nova 12 Ultra: 512GB or 1TB
  • OS & UI: Hongmeng 4.0
  • Rear Camera: Dual Camera (50MP Primary + 8MP Ultrawide angel macro)
  • Front Camera:
    • Nova 12 / 12 Lite: 60MP camera (Centre-aligned hole-punch cutout)
    • Nova 12 Pro / Ultra: 60MP primary + 8MP portrait close-up camera (Centre-aligned pill-shaped cutout)
  • Battery:
    • Nova 12 Lite: 4,500 mAh with 66W fast charging
    • Nova 12 / Pro / Ultra: 4,600 mAh with 100W fast charging
  • Colour Options:
    • Nova 12 / Lite / Ultra: Color No.12 (Blue), Black, White
    • Nova 12 Pro: Color No.12 (Blue), Black, White, Cherry Pink

Huawei Nova 12 Series Price in Nepal and Availability

The Huawei Nova 12 series has gone live in China and starts from CNY 2,499. In the meantime, the prices go all the way up to CNY 5,499 for the highest trim of the Huawei Nova 12 Ultra. These smartphones will more than likely be limited to China only. However, if they make their way here, we expect the Huawei Nova 12 series to start from NPR 55,999.

Huawei Nova 12 Smartphone Price in China (Official) Price in Nepal (Expected)
Nova 12 Lite (256GB) CNY 2,499 NPR 55,999
Nova 12 Lite (512GB) CNY 2,799 NPR 62,649
Nova 12 (256GB) CNY 2,999 NPR 67,199
Nova 12 (512GB) CNY 3,399 NPR 76,099
Nova 12 Pro (256GB) CNY 3,999 NPR 89,499
Nova 12 Pro (512GB) CNY 4,399 NPR 98,499
Nova 12 Ultra (512GB) CNY 4,699 NPR 105,199
Nova 12 Ultra (1TB) CNY 5,499 NPR 123,099

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