Huawei brand has unveiled new smartphones in the Nova series. The smartphones are the Huawei Nova 8 5G and the Nova 8 Pro 5G. Both phones are the direct successor of the Nova 7 and Nova 7 Pro that was released earlier this year.
The interesting part of this is that the Nova 8 comes with lots of upgrades that will make the Nova 7 owners want to upgrade. It packs 64 MP rear cameras, a 120Hz refresh rate display, Kirin 985 chipset, and a fast-charging battery.
Huawei Nova 8 5G Key Specs & Features
- 6.57 inches OLED Display, 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~392 ppi)
- Android 10, EMUI 11
- Octa-core Kirin 985 5G (7 nm)
- 8GB RAM
- 128GB, 256GB Built-in Storage
- 64 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP Quad Rear Cameras
- 32 MP Front Camera
- Fingerprint Scanner (under display, optical)
- 4G LTE Network
- 5G Network
- Fast Charging 66W
- Reverse Charging 5W
- Non-Removable Li-Po 3800 mAh Battery
Design and Display
The Huawei Nova 8 is more beautiful than its predecessor which is the Nova 7. It has a nice and smooth panel that features a unique camera module and the branded logo. Its entire body measures 160.1 x 74.1 x 7.6 mm and weighs 169 grams.
The Nova 8 also has a curvature screen display coupled with curved edges which makes it look like the Huawei Mate 40.
The screen size is 6.57-inch and it supports 1080 x 2340 pixel Full HD+ resolution, 90Hz refresh rate, and also 240Hz touch sampling rate.
The smartphone is also equipped with an OLED panel and it has a 10-bit color depth, DCI-P3 color gamut, and an under-display fingerprint scanner.
As far as the camera is concerned, the Nova 8 has a punch-hole display hosting the selfies camera of 32-megapixel with an f/2.0 aperture.
The main camera on the back includes a 64-megapixel with f/1.9 aperture, an 8-megapixel ultrawide lens that has a 120-degree FOV, a 2 MP macro lens with a 4cm focal length, and lastly is a 2 MP depth camera.
The cameras are paired with an LED flash and they can shoot 4K videos with gyro-EIS.
Hardware and Software
Giving the Huawei Nova 8 5G strength is a Kirin 985 5G chipset based on a 7nm process node and it has an octa-core processor with a clocking speed of 2.58GHz.
However, the inbuilt storage is not expandable. This means users only have 128 GB / 256 GB memory and they both are paired with 8GB RAM.
Battery and Network
The Huawei Nova 8 5G draws its power from a non-removable battery of 3,800mAh and the juicer support 66W SuperCharge fast charging technology.
The fast charge takes 35 minutes to fully reach 100% and 15 minutes to 60%. This is way better than the Nova 7 that comes with a 40W fast charge.
The Huawei Nova 8 5G features dual SIM, 5G, NFC, USB-C, Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.1, and GPS.
Huawei Nova 8 5G Price and Availability
The Huawei Nova 8 5G price is about $504 for the 8 GB RAM + 128 GB storage and then $565 for the bigger storage which is 8 GB RAM + 256 GB storage.
In Nigeria, the Huawei Nova 8 will sell for 195,000 Naira – 215,000 Naira. Meanwhile, in Ghana, it will cost 3,000 Ghs and 56,000 Ksh in Kenya.
The phone color availability includes Black, Blue, Green, and White.
Huawei Nova 8 5G Specs
Here are a few specs of the Huawei Nova 8 5G:
- Platform: Android 10, EMUI 11, no Google Play Services
- Processor: Kirin 985 5G (7 nm), 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)
- Memory: 8GB RAM
- Colours: Black, Blue, Green, White
- Dimension: 160.1 x 74.1 x 7.6 mm
- Weight: 169 g
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM, dual stand-by
- SIM Count: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Display: 6.57 inches OLED Display, 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~392 ppi)
- Screen Protection: Yes
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 64 MP (wide) + 8 MP (ultrawide) + 2 MP (macro) + 2 MP (depth) Quad cameras, 4K, 1080p, [email protected], gyro-EIS
- Rear Camera Features: LED flash, panorama, HDR
- Front Camera: 32 MP Camera, 4K, HDR
- Built-in Storage: 128GB, 256GB
- Memory Card Support: No
- Bundled Cloud Storage: Yes
- 2G GSM: Yes, GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
- 2G CDMA 1X: Yes, CDMA 800
- 3G WCDMA: Yes, HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
- 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes
- 4G LTE: Yes, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 18, 19, 26, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41
- 5G: Yes, 1, 3, 28, 38, 41, 77, 78, 80, 83, 84 SA/NSA
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: Yes
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: Yes
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.1, A2DP, LE
- NFC: Yes
- Infrared Blaster: No
- USB Port: USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: Yes
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: No
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: No
- SpO2: No
- Pedometer: No
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (under display, optical)
- Iris Scanner: No
- Face Unlock: Yes
- Stylus Pen: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
- Wireless Charging: No
- Built-in Mobile Payment: Yes
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: Yes
- Battery: Li-Po 3800 mAh, non-removable Battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: Fast charging 66W, 60% in 15 min, 100% in 35 min