“The Nova 2s is a high-end offering with a 20MP selfie camera, 6GB of RAM and Android Oreo”
The Huawei Nova 2s has grabbed quite a few headlines and been the subject of lots of rumours lately. Today, the company has finally unveiled the smartphone officially in its home market of China. The phone comes as a high-end offering running Android Oreo out of the box, dual camera setup at both the rear and front, and an 18:9 nearly bezel-less display. The phone comes with a dedicated selfie flash for the front camera, facial recognition functionality and a premium shiny glass back.
The Huawei Nova 2s flaunts a 6-inch full HD+ LTPS display bearing an aspect ratio of 18:9 and a 2.5D curved glass on top. The phone features a fingerprint sensor on the bottom bezel at the front. The device is powered by an octa-core Huawei Kirin 960 processor, mated to an i6 co-processor and a Mali G71 octa-core GPU. The device comes in various RAM and storage configurations – 4GB + 64GB, 6GB + 64GB and 6GB + 128GB.
Coming to the camera department, the Huawei Nova 2s features a 16-megapixel RGB sensor at the rear, accompanied by a 20-megapixel monochrome sensor. The dual rear camera setup gets f/1.8 aperture, an LED flash, phase detection autofocus and 4K video recording support. For selfies, the phone is fitted with a 20-megapixel shooter with an aperture of f/2.0 and an LED flash, coupled with a 2-megapixel secondary sensor.
In terms of connectivity, the Huawei Nova 2s offers dual hybrid SIM slots, 4G LTE, VoLTE (voice over LTE), dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS with GLONASS, NFC and USB Type-C. The phone boots Android 8.0 Oreo with the brand’s EMUI 8.0 skin. A 3,340mAh battery supplies the juice.
As for the pricing, the Huawei Nova 2s 4GB / 64GB channel has been priced at RMB 2,699 (~Rs 26,500). The 6GB / 64GB variant will be available for RMB 2,999 (~Rs 29,000), while the 6GB / 128GB model will set you back by RMB 3,399 (~Rs 33,000). The phone comes in multiple colour options – black, grey, red, rose gold and blue. The device will go on sale in China in the coming days.