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Huawei Nova 12 Lite with Snapdragon 778G SoC, 66W fast charging launched

Huawei recently announced its latest premium smartphone lineup, the Nova 12 series, at a launch event. The lineup includes four devices: Huawei Nova 12Nova 12 Pro, Nova 12 Ultra, and Nova 12 Lite, also known as the Vitality Edition.

In this article, we will be taking a look at the specs, features, and pricing of the Nove 12 Lite.

Huawei Nova 12 Lite launched

In terms of design, the Nova 12 Lite shares similarities with the other models in the Nova 12 series. It sports a pill-shaped camera island on the rear, accommodating three sensors. The edges are flat, with a gentle curve at both ends for enhanced grip and comfort. Notably, the smartphone boasts a sleek profile with a thickness of 6.88mm and a weight of 168 grams.

On the front, the device has a flat 6.7-inch FHD+ (2412 x 1084 pixels) OLED display. It has a 120Hz refresh rate with 1440Hz PWM dimming, along with the complete coverage of the P3 color gamut. For security, it has an in-display fingerprint sensor.

Under the hood, the smartphone rocks a Snapdragon 778G 4G SoC, along with two storage options: 256GB and 512GB. It operates on HarmonyOS 4 (Hongmeng OS 4.0). The device has a 4500mAh battery paired with 66W fast charging. The device reaches 60% battery with just 15 minutes of charge, and a complete charge takes just 31 minutes.

Huawei Nova 12 Lite specs

For photography, the device has a 50-megapixel primary sensor (F1.9 aperture), paired with an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens (F2.2 aperture) and a macro camera. On the front, the device features a 60-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera (F2.4 aperture). The primary camera system supports 4K (3840 x 2160) video recording, with AIS anti-shake, and supports 720p@960fps super slow-motion video. The primary camera also supports 10x digital zoom.

The device boasts extensive connectivity features, supporting both 2.4GHz and 5GHz WLAN frequencies, and facilitates hotspot creation and direct WLAN connections. Bluetooth 5.2 is incorporated, supporting BLE, SBC, AAC, and LDAC for high-definition audio.

Huawei Nova 12 Lite

Huawei Nova 12 Lite Specifications

Network Properties

  • 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual sim model only)
  • CDMA 800
  • 3G bands: HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • CDMA2000 1x
  • 4G bands: LTE
  • Speed: HSPA, LTE-A

Launch

  • Announced: 2023, December 26
  • Status: Exp. release 2024, January 05

Design

  • Dimensions: 161.3 x 75 x 6.9 mm (6.35 x 2.95 x 0.27 in)
  • Weight: 168 g (5.93 oz)
  • Colors: Black, Blue, White
  • SIM: Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Display

  • Type: OLED, 1B colors, HDR, 120Hz
  • Size: 6.7 inches, 108.3 cm2 (~89.5% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 1084 x 2412 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~395 ppi density)

Operating System

  • HarmonyOS 4.0

Hardware

  • Chipset: Qualcomm SM7325 Snapdragon 778G 4G (6 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (4×2.4 GHz Kryo 670 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 670)
  • GPU: Adreno 642L
  • Memory Card slot: No
  • Internal: 256GB, 512GB

Cameras

  • Main Camera: Dual
    • 50 MP, f/1.9, (wide), PDAF, Laser AF
    • 8 MP, f/2.2, 112˚ (ultrawide), AF
  • Features: LED flash, panorama, HDR
  • Video: 4K, 1080p, 720p@960fps
  • Selfie Camera: Single – 60 MP, f/2.4, 17mm, 100˚ (ultrawide)
  • Features: HDR, panorama
  • Video: 4K@30fps, 1080p@30fps

Multimedia

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

Connectivity

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Bluetooth: 5.2, A2DP, LE
  • Positioning: GPS (L1+L5), GLONASS, BDS (B1I+B1c+B2a), GALILEO (E1+E5a), QZSS (L1+L5), NavIC
  • NFC: Yes; NFC-SIM, HCE
  • USB: USB Type-C 2.0, OTG

Features

  • Sensors: Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, compass, color spectrum
  • Virtual proximity sensing

Battery

  • Battery Type and Capacity: 4500 mAh, non-removable
  • Charging: 66W wired, 3-60% in 31 min (advertised)
  • 5W reverse wired

Huawei Nova 12 Lite Price and Availability

Huawei Nova 12 Lite in colors

The Huawei Nova 12 Lite has a starting price of 2499 yuan, while the 512GB variant costs 2,799 yuan. It is available in three color options: Blue, Black, and White.

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