Huawei is adding three new devices the Nova 5, Nova 5 Pro, and Nova 5i, alongside a brand new 7nm Kirin 810 chipset, according to a report. The products come as the company continues to face issues with the US regarding the security, and Google suspending its Android license last month. It is not clear how these devices are going to receive Android updates.
Also, it is not confirmed that for how long these products will have access to Google play store when they released outside of China. The Nova 5 and 5 Pro features tear-drop notches at the center of their 6.39-inch OLED displays, each of them offering four rear cameras. The camera ratio divide in a 48-megapixel main lens, 16-megapixel ultrawide, 2-megapixel macro and a 2-megapixel depth sensor and a 32-megapixel front camera.
In addition, each model offers an in-display optical fingerprint sensor fast charging over USB-C and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The new Kirin 810 chipset will found in Nova 5 whereas the more expensive Nova 5 Pro has the flagship Kirin 980 processor found in Huawei’s P30 Pro and Mate 20. Moreover, the new Kirin 810 chipset has eight cores like the Kirin 980, but two of the 980’s high-performance cores have been replaced with energy-efficient small cores.
It is not cleared yet if this would be Huawei’s last ARM chips as the chip designers also cut ties with Huawei. The amount of storage and RAM are different between the two phones. The Nova 5 has 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, while the Nova 5 Pro has 8GB of RAM and can be configured with up to 256GB of storage.
Moving on, the Nova 5 and Nova 5 Pro both have 3,500 mAh batteries, plus both the headsets come with microSD card readers despite uncertainty around Huawei’s membership of the SD Association. On the lower side of the line comes the Nova 5i, it features a hole-punch design the 5i has a 6.4-inch LCD display, runs on Huawei’s Kirin 710 processor and will be offered in either 6GB or 8GB of RAM with 128GB of storage which is expandable via microSD card.
Just like its sibling models, it also has four rear cameras 24-megapixel main, 8-megapixel ultrawide, 2-megapixel macro and 2-megapixel depth and a 24-megapixel sensor front lens. A fingerprint sensor is present on the back side of the phone, like the Nova 5 there is no NFC support. All three are running Huawei’s EMUI 9.1 atop Android 9 Pie.
These three new devices are available for pre-order starting at 2799 yuan (roughly $407) and shipping start July 20. The Nova 5 Pro and 5i are available to preorder now. While 5 Pro starts at 2999 yuan approx $436 and the 5i at 2199 yuan approximately $320, with shipping starts on June 28.