The new era of tall 18:9 aspect ratio display is taking over the smartphone arena. Previously only seen on flagships like the Samsung S8’s and Note 8, this feature is quickly shifting towards midrange devices. Huawei Nova 2i is the only mid-range phone apart from the Oppo F5 in Nepal to sport this aspect ratio. Not only that, it is also the first phone in Nepal to sport 4 cameras.
Huawei Nova 2i comes with a 5.9-inch Full HD+ display with the new 18:9 aspect ratio and a staggering 83% body to screen ratio. With almost borderless design, Huawei calls it the FullView display. The tall form factor is the new standard in mobile displays and we’ll see it in newer devices to come. It will help to incorporate more contents on the display and with near bezel-less design, will create an immersive experience. Right now, there aren’t videos, apps and other contents that will fit well into this panel but in the coming days, most of them will adapt to it.
For performance, the Huawei Nova 2i is rocking the in-house Kirin 659 octa-core chipset clocked at a maximum frequency of 2.36Ghz with adaptive AI technology. With adaptive AI, the device will be able to track your usage patterns for optimizing those processes and also aids in intelligently boosting the performance of the device.
The Nova 2i comes coupled with 4GB of RAM. It has a single variant with 64GB memory onboard which can be expandable up to 256GB trading off the 2nd SIM. With no space up front, the fingerprint sensor is placed on the back. Huawei Nova 2i is running on Android 7.0 with EMUI 5.1 on top. The phone fails to incorporate the USB Type C port. The phone also lacks fast charging capability for its 3340mAh battery.
The feature highlight of the phone is its quad camera, two on the front and the rest on the back. The back houses dual cameras in a pair of 16+2MP sensors. On the front, it holds a pair of 13+2MP sensors. The dual cameras on both sides help to produce the bokeh effect with a blurred background which we all happen to love so much. It comes with 2-level brightness flash with 120degree lighting angle up front. Along with it, you get stickers and beauty mode if you’re in for it.
During the launch event, Mr. Joyas, Director of Huawei Technologies Nepal Co. Pvt. Ltd. said,
“We know what’s essential to today’s consumers, and we created a new device that packs powerful features to keep up. We’ve come up with Nepal’s first 4 camera smartphone, designed to help you engage with everyone, where there are in the world, the Huawei nova 2i sets a new standard in innovation with its incredible performance, stylish design, and advanced camera features.”
Mr. Pulkit Bhimsaria, director of Call Mobility (Huawei’s sole distributor for Nepal) said,
I have a strong believe this revolutionary 4 camera smartphone at this very best price should be number 1 in the market. For Huawei, quality always comes first, from the time it started in Nepal it never compromised on quality. Our records of after sales service center is a proof that we have the least failure rate in the global market. Nova phone will speak for itself, its a new beginning of Huawei revolution in Nepal.
Huawei Nova 2i Specifications in a Nutshell:
- Display: 5.9-inch Full HD+ IPS (1080*2160), 18:9, 407ppi
- SIM: Hybrid Dual Nano (SIM+SIM or SIM +microSD)
- OS: EMUI 5.1 on top of Android 7.0 Nougat
- Fingerprint Sensor: Rear Mounted
- Chipset: HiSilicon Kirin 659
- CPU: Octa-core (4×2.36 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)
- GPU: Mali-T830 MP2
- RAM: 4GB
- Storage: 64GB, Expandable with microSD up to 256GB
- Rear Camera: 16MP + 2MP Dual Camera, Phase Detection Autofocus, Bokeh mode, Motion Photos, 1080p @30fps
- Front Camera: 13MP + 2MP Dual Camera, f/2.0 aperture, Bokeh Mode, Stickers, Beauty Mode, 1080p @30fps
- Connectivity: Dual Hybrid SIM (4G) Bluetooth 4.2, Micro USB 2.0
- Battery: 3340mAh
- Weight: 164grams
- Height: 156.2mm; Width: 75.2; Depth: 7.5mm
Huawei Nova 2i Price in Nepal: Rs. 33,900