Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei has announced that it will unveil a new device – Huawei nova 7i – on February 14 in Malaysia. This smartphone is not really “new”, as it is a rebrand of the nova 6 SE which was unveiled in China early in December of 2019.

The Huawei nova 7i will be powered by a Kirin 810 SoC accompanied by 8GB RAM and 128GB of onboard storage. It is expected to run Android 10-based EMUI 10 but will have no Google services owing to the US sanctions imposed on Huawei.

Huawei nova 7i

The nova 7i is also set to feature a 6.4” FHD+LCD display with a 16MP selfie camera in the upper left hand corner. Its main camera setup is a quad camera made up of a 48-megapixel main camera, 8-megapixel ultrawide with 2-megapixel macro and depth sensor units.

The nova 7i will also come with a side-mounted fingerprint reader, and a battery pack rating of 4200mAh. The device also has fast charging support which is able to take the battery from 0% to 70% in a space of just 30 minutes.

Huawei nova 7i Specifications

Network Properties

  • 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • 3G bands: HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 2100
  • 4G bands: LTE
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) Cat13 400/75 Mbps


  • Announced: 2020, January
  • Status: Exp. release 2020, February


  • Dimensions: 159.2 x 76.3 x 8.7 mm (6.27 x 3.00 x 0.34 in)
  • Weight: 183 g (6.46 oz)
  • Build: Glass front, plastic back, plastic frame
  • Colours: Black, Emerald Green, Light Pink/Blue
  • SIM: Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
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  • Type: LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size: 6.4 inches, 101.4 cm2 (~83.5% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2310 pixels (~398 ppi density)
Huawei nova 7i in Colours
Huawei nova 7i in Colours

Operating System

  • Android 10.0; EMUI 10


  • Chipset: HiSilicon Kirin 810 (7 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (2×2.27 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×1.88 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • GPU: Mali-G52 MP6
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Internal Storage: 128 GB
  • Memory Card slot: NM (Nano Memory), up to 256GB (uses shared SIM slot)
  • UFS 2.1


  • Main Camera: Quad
    • 48 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/2.0″, 0.8µm, PDAF
    • 8 MP, f/2.4, (ultrawide)
    • 2 MP, f/2.4, 27mm (wide), dedicated macro camera
    • 2 MP, f/2.4, 1/5.0″, 1.75µm, depth sensor
  • Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama
  • Video: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps
  • Selfie Camera: Single – 16 MP, f/2.0, (wide), 1/3.1″, 1.0µm
  • Features: HDR
  • Video: 1080p@30fps


  • Radio:
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • Audio 3.5mm jack: Yes


  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • USB: 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go


  • Sensors: Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass


  • Battery Type & Capacity: Non-removable Li-Po 4200 mAh battery
  • Charging: Fast battery charging 40W

Huawei nova 7i Pricing and Availability

As at the time of writing this article, the price of this new smartphone from Huawei was yet to be revealed by the manufacturers. But the nova 6 SE is sold for around $320/€290 in China which is about 2,199 Chinese Yuan.

With the release date about two weeks away, it remains to be seen how much this smartphone will cost, as a number of Huawei users will be eagerly anticipating the release of this new device.

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