Despite all the troubles, Huawei continues to bring smartphones to the market. True, it has to make a number of compromises, one of which is to avoid its branded chips in favor of alternative solutions. MediaTek processors are very much appreciated, and this can be seen in the Huawei Nova 8 SE, which premiered in China today.
This is exactly the model that borrowed one of the controversial design decisions of the iPhone 12. We are talking about the flat edges of the case, which caused discomfort while holding the device in the hand.
In technical terms, the Huawei Nova 8 SE is a typical mid-range device for today. It is equipped with a 6.53-inch OLED screen with a resolution of 2400 × 1080 pixels, a 16-megapixel front camera, a display fingerprint scanner and a 3800mAh battery with 66-watt fast charging. A full charge will take 35 minutes, and in 15 minutes the battery can be charged up to 60%.
The rear camera is represented by four sensors, where the main one is a 64-megapixel sensor with an aperture of f/1.9. It’s complemented by an 8-megapixel wide sensor, as well as a couple of 2-megapixel modules for depth analysis and macro photography. Huawei Nova 8 SE is available in two versions, differing in the SoC in use: Dimensity 720 and Dimensity 800U.
Both options received 8 GB of RAM, a 128 GB flash drive, the Android 10 operating system with the EMUI 10.1 user interface, support for Bluetooth 5.1, Wi-Fi 5 and there is a USB Type-C port. The version of Huawei Nova 8 SE with Dimensity 720 costs $390; and the variant with Dimensity 800U costs $ 405.
Huawei Mate 40 series sells out in 11 seconds
Recently, Huawei officially released the Huawei Mate 40 series in China. Although this series has four models, the Huawei Mate 40 RS Porsche Design is not on the shelf yet. This means that only the Mate 40, Mate 40 Pro, and Mate 40 Pro+ hit the market. However, they were not on the shelf for long. According to JD.com, the Huawei Mate 40 series completely sold out in 11 seconds after activating the sale. Note that JD.com is one of the largest platforms for sales of Huawei devices.
The available information from JD.com shows that the Huawei Mate 40 series is the most popular smartphone on its platform presently. The data shows that within one hour, the number of users searching for the Mate 40 series is 600% higher than the ate 30 series.
JD.com had the Mate 40 series on the first day of official sales. This platform has a lot of incentives for buyers of this phone. Some of them are
- One month worry-free refund
- One year “for no reason” replacement of the battery
- Exchange of an old device for the Mate 40 series. The subsidy rate gets as high as 3,000 yuan ($448). Of course, this will depend on the quality and current status of the old device.
When available, users of the Huawei Mate 40 RS Porsche Design will have more exclusive incentives.