“The Huawei Nova 3i could retail for a lower price than the Nova 3.”
Huawei, yesterday, announced its Nova 3 smartphone in China. The Kirin 910 chipset, dual-camera both on the front and back, and infamous notch display were its major highlights. Now, the Chinese OEM is prepping to launch a lighter version of the same phone, dubbed as Nova 3i, in the country.
The latest bit of information comes through an image, which has the device listed along with its specifications. As per the leak, the Nova 3i rocks the new mid-tier HiSilicon chipset and sports slightly degraded battery and camera hardware.
The Nova 3i with notch display, dual cameras and rear-mounted fingerprint sensor appears look exactly the same as its elder sibling, Nova 3. However, the phone employs a 12nm Kirin 710 chipset that has some of the AI features borrowed from high-end Kirin 970. Besides, the Nova 3i will arrive with either 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage or 6Gb RAM/ 128GB storage.
On the camera front, the Nova 3i employs the same hardware – 24MP+2MP on the front for selfies and video calling. But, its primary camera has been changed to a 16MP primary sensor and 2MP secondary sensor from the 16+24MP AI camera in the Nova 3. The battery is also expected to be smaller – 3,340 mAh, with no fast charging support.
The software on the Nova 3i is not known as of now, but it will most likely run on EMUI 8.2 on top of Android 8.1 Oreo.
Sadly, there’s no information as to when Huawei is planning to launch the Nova 3i. Meanwhile, as reported by 91mobiles, Huawei is bringing its Nova-series to India as well, and if it’s true, the Nova 3i could be part of that lineup. We will inform you as and when new information comes up, so stay tuned for more updates.