Huawei, for some reason, didn’t come up with a Nova 4i. After its huge success of the Nova 3i, we kinda expected it. But it was a no show. However, the company did launch a Nova 5i, and now, there’s even a Huawei Nova 5i Pro! There were all kinds of rumors about it, and the full specs already leaked some time ago, and now, the launch is official.
It’s just like the rumors and leaks said. There’s actually no or very less difference. The Nova 5i Pro starts out with a Mate 20 look-alike body and a quad-camera setup at the back. And below that, is a physical fingerprint scanner. The display is a 6.26″ IPS LCD Full HD+ display with a punch-hole on the left. The punch hole sports a 32 MP selfie camera, as previously leaked.
Also, the Quad camera comprises of a 48 MP primary camera – a Sony IMX586 lens – found on the OnePlus 7 Pro and Redmi Note 7 Pro. Other cameras are an 8 MP ultra-wide-angle lens, a 2 MP Super Macro lens and another 2 MP depth sensor. With this many cameras, we’d have preferred a telephoto lens but the company made a strange choice it seems.
In addition, the Huawei Nova 5i Pro runs on the Huawei’s new Kirin 810 chipset. And we know about how this processor beat the Snapdragon 730 in terms of benchmark scores. So, this phone is a direct competitor to the Redmi K20.
Furthermore, the phone packs a large 4000 mAh battery inside, with a 20-Watt Fast Charging that charges the phone to 50% in 30 minutes! It has two RAM configurations – 6 GB and 8 GB and two storage configurations – 128 GB and 256 GB.
Huawei Nova 5i Pro Specifications:
- Display: 6.26″ IPS LCD display with Full HD+ resolution (1080 x 2640)
- Rear Camera: Quad-camera setup, 48MP Sony IMX 586sensor with f/1.8 aperture + 8MP Ultra Wide Angle lens + 2MP f/1.75 aperture for Super Macro + 2MP depth sensor
- Front Camera: 32MP with f/2.0 aperture
- Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 810
- CPU: 7nm, Octa-core (2×2.27GHz Cortex-A76 + 6×1.88GHz Cortex-A55)
- GPU: ARM Mali-G52 MP6 GPU
- RAM: 6GB / 8 GB RAM
- Storage: 128 GB / 256 GB, expandable via MicroSD
- OS: Android 9.0
- Battery: 4,000mAh battery with 20-Watt Fast Charging
- Features: Hybrid Dual SIM(nano+nano/microSD), rear-mounted fingerprint sensor
- Colors: Midnight Black, Emerald Green, and Aurora
Huawei Nova 5i Pro Price and Availability
The Huawei Nova 5i Pro has only launched in China currently. It’s going on Flash sales right now. The base model (6 + 128 GB) costs CNY 2,199 (~$320), the middle one (8 + 128 GB) costs about CNY 2499 (~$365) and the top one (8+256 GB) costs CNY 2799 (~$407).
And when it does go for sale on international waters, this device might just be known as the Huawei Mate 30 Lite. And that makes sense because it’s the Mate 30 series that will launch soon.