A couple of weeks ago, Chinese manufacturer, Huawei, announced its new smartphone in the Nova series, Huawei Nova 3i. This device was popular for being the first Huawei phone to sport its new Kirin 710 chipset which is expected to do battle with the new Snapdragon 710 SoC. Now, this smartphone has been listed on Amazon India for pre-order and it comes with a INR 20,990 ($306) price tag. Although this smartphone is visible on Amazon India when you search for it, the link appears to be broken when you actually try to make the pre-order. The exact reason for this is not known as of now.
As a reminder, 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.