At the Huawei Nova 3 launch conference held in mid-July, Huawei also brought a new phone in face of the Huawei Nova 3i. The biggest highlight of the latter was the launch of the Kirin 710 processor, which is said to compete with the pseudo-flagship Snapdragon 710. Today, the Huawei Nova 3i officially opened the pre-sale. It will go on sale at 10:08 am on August 10. The 6+64GB version is priced at 2,199 yuan ($323), and the 4+128GB version is priced at 1999 yuan ($294).
The Nova series smartphones have always been made for young customers. Therefore, the appearance is one of the biggest selling points. The Huawei Nova 3i has the same appearance as the original Nova 3. Thus, it adopts a double-sided glass + metal middle frame design and the much popular notch screen. The fingerprint recognition module is located at the back of the fuselage. There are a few color options, including blue, purple and bright black.
In terms of configuration, the Huawei Nova 3i sports a 6.3-inch screen, a rear 16MP + 2MP dual-camera, supporting 22 kinds of smart scene recognition, a front 24MP + 2MP dual-camera, supporting 8 kinds of smart scene recognition and HDR Pro backlight shooting function, a built-in 3340mAh capacity battery, and runs on EMUI 8.2 operating system based on Android 8.1. Of course, it supports GPU Turbo scary technology.
As we said, the Kirin 710 debuted with the Huawei Nova 3i. This is the company’s first 12nm process chip and the first Kirin 7XX series chip. It comes with an octa-core design comprising of four Cortex-A73 clocking 2.2 GHz and four more Cortex-A53 at 1.7 GHz. It supports LTE Cat.12/13, dual-card, dual 4G, dual VoLTE, and Skyway mode. In addition, the Kirin 710 also has an independent DSP digital signal processor + ISP image signal processor, which can enhance the phone camera capability in a low light environment. It also supports intelligent scene recognition as well as a secure face unlocking. In comparison with the Kirin 659 chip, the Kirin 710’s single-core performance is improved by 75%, the multi-core performance gained by 68%, and the overall performance is further improved.