Huawei’s much-anticipated successor of last year’s Nova 2i is here. The new Huawei Nova 3i comes with a much-needed improvement in the processor department and better design choices that almost makes its predecessor look outdated.
The smartphone comes packed with the HiSilicon Kirin 710, that should give the Snapdragon 710 a run for its money. It comes paired with 4GB of RAM and an ample 128GB of internal storage. Yes, it supports expandable storage but since it’s a hybrid setup, the huge storage should satisfy most.
Just like the Nova 3 (a high-end variant of the Nova 3i), this one also comes with a 6.3″ 1080×2340 resolution minimum bezel IPS display with a notch. The 3340mAh battery should deliver acceptable charging intervals and it comes with fast charging as well.
The four cameras on the Huawei Nova 3i totals to a whopping 44MP, not that it has anything to do with anything. The back comes with a 16MP f/2.2 lens aided by a secondary 2MP depth sensor. It’s video capabilities max out at 1080p@30fps. For selfies, it has a 24MP + 2MP camera setup, with the later used again for depth.
As it’s a mid-range smartphone, it comes equipped with the basics. The headphone jack is present at the bottom alongside the fingerprint sensor at the back. 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, Gyro sensor, and a bunch of other necessary sensors also come packed inside the 7.6mm glass back body.
The phone runs on the Android 8.1 Oreo with EMUI 8.2 on top. Since we are talking about the software, the AI features of the interface are all here joined by the much awaited GPU Turbo mode out of the box. There are three color options that include the Black, White, and Iris Purple.
Huawei Nova 3i price and availability
The Nova 3i is priced at around $300 in the international market. But with the new TAX policy in Nepal, the price of Nova 3i in slightly higher at Rs. 38,900. It is available for prebooking from July 28 to August 12. Prebooking is available from daraz.com.np and Huawei authorized resellers.