Huawei Nova 8 Goes Global With Kirin 820E: Specs and Price

The Huawei nova 8 was introduced back in December 2020, and now, the phone moved out of China hitting its first international market.

Huawei Nova 8 global edition launched in Russia

While the Chinese model runs on the Kirin 985 chipset with a 2.58 GHz CPU, the nova 8 launched in Russia comes with Kirin 820E – a 7nm mid-range chipset.

The Huawei nova 8’s CPU has six cores – 3x Cortex-A76 at 2.22 GHz and 3x Cortex-A55 at 1.84 GHz. The GPU is Mali-G57, and the rest of the specs remain the same as the Chinese variant. Russian customers will get the 8/128 GB memory variant, but there is no card slot.

The handset features a 6.57” OLED with 1B colors, Full HD+ resolution and an UD fingerprint scanner. It has a single punch hole in the middle for the 32MP snapper, while the camera setup on the back has 64MP main and 8MP ultrawide units along with a couple of 2MP sensors for depth and macro.

Huawei Nova 8 global edition specs and features

One of the best features of the nova 8 is its charging capabilities – the 3,800 mAh battery comes with 66W fast charging which would bring 60% charge in just 15 minutes, while the whole cell can be filled in just 35 minutes.

Huawei Nova 8 global edition

Huawei Nova 8 Global Edition Specifications

Chipset: Hisilicon Kirin 820E

CPU: 2.22GHz Hexacore

GPU: Mali-G57

Display: 6.57 inch FHD + 2340 × 1080, 19.5:9, OLED, 90Hz


Storage: 128GB

Main camera: Quad

  • Main – 64 MP, f/1.9
  • Ultrawide angle – 8 MP, f/2.4
  • Depth – 2 MP, f/2.4
  • Macro – 2 MP, f/2.4

Front camera: Single – 32 MP, f/2.0

OS: Android (EMUI 12)

Dimension: 160.12 × 75.1 × 7.64 mm

Weight: 169g

Battery: 3800mAh (Fast charge 11V / 6A 66W)

Colors: Pink

Wi-Fi: 2.4G / 5GHz, 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac

Bluetooth: v5.0


Audio 3.5mm jack: No

Fingerprint sensor: Yes (inside the screen)

Face ID: Yes

SIM: Dual SIM (NanoSIM)

Others: VoLTE, OTG, NFC


  • 2G bands: GSM B2 / B3 / B5 / B8 (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
  • 3G bands: WCDMA B1 / B2 / B4 / B5 / B6 / B8 / B19
  • 4G bands:
    • FDD LTE B1 / B2 / B3 / B4 / B5 / B6 / B7 / B8 / B9 / B18 / B19 / B26 / B28
    • TDD LTE B34 / B38 / B39 / B40 / B41

Huawei Nova 8 Price and Availability (International Model)

The Nova 8 global edition comes in a single 8 GB RAM + 128 GB storage variant. It has arrived with a pricing of RUB 39,999 (~$547) in Russia and is available in Powdery Pink color only. It is unclear which other markets will be receiving the Nova 8’s global variant.

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