Earlier this year, Huawei announced the Huawei nova 7 series of smartphones such as nova 7i, nova 7 SE, nova 7, and nova 7 Pro. In October it continued with the nova 7 SE 5G Youth as the last member of the series. Then, last month, the Chinese manufacturer started the nova 8 series with the nova 8 SE in Dimensity 720v and Dimensity 800U chipset versions as the successor to the nova 7 SE. And today, the brand has launched the nova 8 and nova 8 Pro smartphones. 

Huawei nova 8 Pro launched

The two nova 8 models offer users with up to 120Hz refresh rate display, Kirin 985, 64MP quad cameras, 66W charging, and many other exciting features.

Huawei nova Pro 5G

Huawei nova 8 Pro 1

The Huawei nova  8 is equipped with a 6.72-inch OLED display. It supports 1236 x 2676 FHD+ resolution, up to 120Hz refresh rate, and 300Hz touch sampling rate. Both phones support a 10-bit color depth, DCI-P3 color gamut and they are equipped with in-screen fingerprint readers. Unlike the Nova 8 that has a single punch-hole, the nova 8 Pro has a pill-shaped cutout for dual selfie cameras. Both displays have curved edges. The curvature on the nova 8 Pro is 80-degree.

The phone ship with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB / 256 GB of internal storage. The device is preinstalled with EMUI 11 based Android 10 OS and lacks support for external storage. The nova 8 Pro draws power from the 2.58GHz Kirin 985 chipset. The same chip has been previously used on phones like nova 7, Honor V30, and Honor X10.

The unique rear camera setup of the nova series has a 64-megapixel main camera (f/1.9 aperture on vanilla and f/1.8 aperture on Pro), an 8-megapixel ultrawide lens with 120-degree FOV, a 2-megapixel macro camera with 4cm focal length, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. On the front, the nova 8 has a 32-megapixel selfie camera with an f/2.0 aperture. The Pro model is blessed with a dual selfie camera system that comprises a 32-megapixel main front lens with f/2.0 aperture and a 16-megapixel ultrawide lens.

Huawei nova 8 Pro camera

The nova 8 Pro model gets a bigger 4,000mAh battery and support 66W SuperCharge fast charging technology by Huawei. It takes around 35 minutes to fully charge the phone through rapid charging tech. 

Huawei nova 8 Pro battery and charging

While the nova 8 supports Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.1, and GPS, the nova 8 Pro comes with Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, and dual-frequency GPS support. The phone carry support for dual SIM, 5G, NFC, USB-C, and Huawei Histen sound effects

Huawei nova 8 Pro 5G Specifications

Network Properties

  • 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • CDMA 800
  • 3G bands: HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G bands: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 18, 19, 26, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41
  • 5G bands: 1, 3, 28, 38, 41, 77, 78, 80, 83, 84 SA/NSA
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G

Launch

  • Announced: 2020, December 23
  • Status: Exp. release 2021, January 08

Design

  • Dimensions: 163.3 x 74.1 x 7.9 mm (6.43 x 2.92 x 0.31 in)
  • Weight: 184 g (6.49 oz)
  • Colors: Black, Blue, Green, White
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Display

  • Type: OLED, 1B colors, HDR10, 120Hz
  • Size: 6.72 inches, 110.9 cm2 (~91.7% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 1236 x 2676 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~439 ppi density)

Operating System

  • Android 10, EMUI 11, no Google Play Services

Hardware

  • Chipset: Kirin 985 5G (7 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (1×2.58 GHz Cortex-A76 & 3×2.40 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×1.84 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • GPU: Mali-G77 (8-core)
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Internal Storage: 128GB, 256GB
  • Memory Card slot: No
  • UFS

Cameras

  • Main Camera: Quad
    • 64 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), PDAF
    • 8 MP, f/2.4, 120˚, 17mm (ultrawide)
    • 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
    • 2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
  • Features: LED flash, panorama, HDR
  • Video: 4K, 1080p, [email protected], gyro-EIS
  • Selfie Camera: 16 MP, f/2.0, (wide)
  • Features: HDR
  • Video: 4K

Multimedia

  • Radio: No
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • Audio 3.5mm jack: No

Connectivity

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/a/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.2, A2DP, LE
  • GPS: Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS, NavIC
  • NFC: Yes
  • USB: USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go

Features

  • Sensors: Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Battery

  • Battery Type and Capacity: Li-Po 4000 mAh, non-removable
  • Charging: Fast charging 66W, 60% in 15 min, 100% in 35 min
  • Reverse charging 5W

Models: BRQ-AN00

Huawei nova 8 Pro 5G Price and Availability

Huawei nova 8 Pro in colors

The Huawei nova 8 pro is available in four colors – Black, Blue, Green, White and it’s priced at;

  • 8 GB RAM + 128 GB storage – 3,999 Yuan (~$612)
  • 8 Gb RAM + 256 GB storage – 4,399 Yuan (~$673)

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