Huawei Launches 3 New Phones, Downplaying Ongoing Woes

Posted: Jun 21 2019, 9:06am CDT | by , Updated: Jun 22 2019, 5:55am CDT , in Technology News

Huawei launches 3 new phones, downplaying ongoing woes
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Pre-sales of the two new models kicked off today.

Huawei Technologies does not appear to be shaken by the impending ban that the U.S. is set to impose on the company, in addition to the dozens of troubles that the company is facing outside its home market of China.

The company launched an event in China to unveil its three new phones: the Nova 5, Nova 5 Pro and Nova 5i, Gizmochina reports.

The Nova 5, Huawei’s new flagship phone, has a 6.39-inch OLED display with a water drop notch. The phone supports full 1080 x 2340 pixels HD+ resolution. It also features optical in-screen fingerprint scanners, a new trend in the market today. The Nova 5 is powered by 7nm Kirin 980 chipset, and has 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of built-in storage plus a microSD card slot, which you may no longer need to use because 128 GB is already a lot. Additionally the Nova 5 will run on the Android 9 Pie OS.

The Huawei Nova 5 Pro, meanwhile, has almost the same specs as the Nova 5, except for its 7nm Kirin 810 chipset. Their similarities include the display, the in-scree fingerprint scanners, the Android OS version, ase well as the camera specs. Both the Nova 5 and the Nova 5 Pro are fitted with f/2.0 aperture 32-megapixel front-facing cameras, allowing for bright selfies in darker conditions. The two phones both have quad cameras, including a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 primary sensor, a 16-megapixel superwide lens, a 2-megapixel sensor for adding depth effects and a 2-megapixel macro lens.

In addition, the Nova 5 and Nova 5 Pro support 40W fast charging, allowing a user to charge their phones to up to 85% in just 30 minutes. The two devices have 3,500mAh batteries. On the other hand, the Nova 5 Pro has a bigger RAM than the Nova 5 at 8 GB, with native storage of up to 256 GB.

Meanwhile, the Huawei Nova 5i is a Chinese version of the P20 Lite, which recently launched in Europe, Gizmochina said. However, the Nova 5i has a more modified rear camera system. The phone has a 6.4-inch LCD display with a punch hole at the top left corner for the 24-megapixel selfie camera.

Just like the Nova 5 and Nova 5 Pro, the Nova 5i also has four rear cameras that include a 24-megapixel primary sensor, a 16-megapixel ultrawide lens, a 2-megapixel depth sensor and a ToF sensor. The Nova 5i is powered by the Kirin 710. The phone has 128 GB of native storage and a microSD card slot, plus a 4,000mAh battery. It also runs on EMUI 9 based Android 9 Pie OS.

All three phones support GPU Turbo technology for smoother gaming experience.

The entry level Nova 5 Pro with a 128 GB storage costs 2,999 Chinese yuan, or about $436. Its 256 GB storage counterpart is worth 3,399 yuan, or approximately $494. Huawei is also offering a special limited edition version of the Nova 5 Pro at 3,799 yuan, or about $552. The special version comes with free Bluetooth earphones. You can choose from four colors: Dilemma Forest, Midsummer Purple, Coral Orange and Bright Black.

The Nova 5 retails at 2,799 yuan, or about $407. It comes in the same colors as the Nova 5 Pro, except for the Orange variant.

Finally, the Nova 5i is the cheapest version, with the entry level, starting at 1,999 yuan, or about $291 for the 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage. The 8 GB RAM and 128 GB storage costs 2,199 yuan, or $319. You can choose between Crush Blue, Crush Red and Midnight Black.

Huawei kicked off pre-sales of the Nova 5i today and will commence first sales on June 28. The Nova 5 will start pre-selling on July 13 before opening sales on July 20. First sales of the Nova 5 Pro will begin June 28 as pre-sales start today.

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