Huawei’s sub-brand Honor took the wraps off its flagship series early today. An interesting detail about this launch is that is also revealed Huawei’s newest chipset Kirin 985. Its performance is miles beyond the Kirin 820 and slightly below the Kirin 990 and it also includes support for 5G thanks to the Balong 5000 modem integration. Today we got a confirmation that this particular will also be present in the upcoming Huawei Nova 7.
An ad poster surfaced today confirming that the Nova 7 will pack Kirin 985 SoC. The teaser also reveals a rectangular camera island comprising four camera modules. The fourth hole houses a periscope lens set offering up to 50x digital zoom. The optical zoom will be limited to 5x which still is adequate. We should take in mind that the Nova 7 will come as a mid-range phone costing around CNY 3,000 ($425/€390). The poster also shows a curved display and a pill-shaped dual punch hole on the front. The device resembles Huawei’s P40 Pro with some small changes in the design.
The handset also comes with a physical volume rocker and power key. The fingerprint scanner is nowhere to be found, so we believe that the company will adopt an under-glass technology. Unfortunately, there’s still no confirmation regarding the launch date. However, rumors have it that the Nova 7, Nova 7 SE and Nova 7 Pro will come on April 23. If those rumors are accurate, we’ll soon find out.