Huawei unveils its latest Nova 8 series with Kirin 985 chipset, EMUI 11

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Huawei has launched its Nova 8 series in China. Earlier this year, the company had introduced the Nova 7 series, and now towards the end, we finally have the Nova 8 series. Currently, it consists of two devices – Nova 8 and Nova 8 Pro. Both the devices run on the Kirin 985 chipset and feature a quad-camera setup on the back. Let’s find out more about the specifications, features, and the expected price in Nepal of the Huawei Nova 8 and Nova 8 Pro.

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Nova 8 Overview:

First of all, let’s talk about vanilla Nova 8. It has a 6.57-inch OLED screen with an FHD+ resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. Furthermore, the display has a 90Hz refresh rate and 240Hz touch sampling rate. The screen also has a punch-hole cutout on top for the 32MP selfie shooter.

Huawei Nova 8

Around the back, there’s an elliptical-shaped camera module. The quad-cam setup consists of a 64MP primary sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide lens, a 2MP macro lens, and a d 2MP depth sensor.

As mentioned above, the device runs on the Kirin 985 chipset. It is the same chipset that was first seen on the Honor 30 and subsequently made its way into devices such as Nova 8. The processor is complemented by 8GB RAM and either 128GB or 256GB storage. The battery on this device is a 3800mAh unit that supports 66W wired fast charging.

Nova 8 Specifications:

  • Body: 6.30 x 2.92 x 0.30 inches; 169 gm
  • Display: 6.57-inches OLED panel; 392 PPI; 89.3% screen-to-body ratio; 90Hz refresh rate
  • Resolution: FHD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels); 19.5:9 aspect ratio
  • Chipset: HiSIlicon Kirin 985 5G
  • GPU: Mali-G77
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128GB, 256GB UFS 3.0
  • Software & UI: Android 10.0; EMUI 11 with HMS
  • Rear Camera: Quad-camera;
    – 64MP, f/1.9 primary wide lens
    – 8MP, f/2.4 ultra-wide sensor
    – 2MP, f/2.4 depth sensor
    – 2MP, f/2.4 macro lens
  • Front Camera: 32MP, f/2.0 sensor
  • Security: Optical in-display fingerprint scanner
  • Connectivity: Nano-SIM slot, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (dual-band), Bluetooth 5.1, GPS / AGPS / GLONASS / BDS / Galileo / QZSS, USB Type-C
  • Battery: 3800mAh; 66W wired fast charging, 5W reverse charging
  • Colors: Black, Blue, Green, White

Also Read: HDC 2020 – Harmony OS 2.0, EMUI 11 announced

Nova 8 Pro Overview:

The Pro version comes with a larger 6.72-inch OLED panel with FHD+ resolution. The refresh rate on this one is bumped up to 120Hz. And the touch sampling rate here is of 300Hz. Similar to the vanilla Nova 8, its display is also a curved one. However, this device has a pill-shaped cutout for the selfie camera. It’s a dual-cam setup with a primary 16MP shooter and a 32MP ultra-wide lens.

Nova 8 Pro

The back camera is similar to that of the Nova 8 as well. Here too you’ll find an elliptical module for the quad-camera setup with the same 64MP primary shooter.

Battery-wise, there’s a slight upgrade as it has a 4000mAh unit. However, it supports the same 66W wired fast charging. The processor and the memory/storage variants for both devices are the same. On the software front, it runs on EMUI 11 on top of Android 10. And that’s true for the vanilla Nova 8 too.

Nova 8 Pro Specifications:

  • Body: 6.43 x 2.92 x 0.31 inches; 184 gm
  • Display: 6.72-inches OLED panel; 439 PPI; 91.7% screen-to-body ratio; 120Hz refresh rate
  • Resolution: FHD+ (2676 x 1236 pixels); 19.5:9 aspect ratio
  • Chipset: HiSIlicon Kirin 985 5G
  • GPU: Mali-G77
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128GB, 256GB
  • Software & UI: Android 10.0; EMUI 11 with HMS
  • Rear Camera: Quad-camera;
    – 64MP, f/1.8 primary wide lens
    – 8MP, f/2.4 ultra-wide sensor
    – 2MP, f/2.4 depth sensor
    – 2MP, f/2.4 macro lens
  • Front Camera: 16MP, f/2.0 (primary); 32MP, f/2.4 (ultra-wide)
  • Security: Optical in-display fingerprint scanner
  • Connectivity: Nano-SIM slot, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/a/6 (dual-band), Bluetooth 5.2, GPS / AGPS / GLONASS  /BDS / Galileo / QZSS, USB Type-C
  • Battery: 4000mAh; 66W wired fast charging, 5W reverse charging
  • Colors: Black, Blue, Green, White

Huawei Nova 8 and 8 Pro Price & Availability 

Huawei Nova 8 and Nova 8 Pro will go on sale from December 30 in China, where their price starts at CNY 3,299 (~$505) and CNY 3,999 (~$610) respectively. There is no word about the international availability of these devices yet. 

Smartphone Model Price in China
Huawei Nova 8 CNY 3,299 (8/128GB)
CNY 3,699 (8/256GB)
Huawei Nova 8 Pro CNY 3,999 (8/128GB)
CNY 4,399 (8/256GB)
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