The biggest mystery regarding the upcoming Huawei Nova 8 flagships is what kind of SoCs will be used in them: MediaTek or Kirin? Various rumors circulated about this, but now we can confidently talk about the use of Kirin SoC in devices. More specifically, the nova 8 runs the Kirin 985, the same SoC used in the nova 7. Considering the huge shortage of the new Huawei SoCs, this decision is not surprising.
We will have two memory configurations (8/128 and 8/256 GB in both cases) and support for 66 W charging. The nova 8 specifications include a curved OLED screen with a frame rate of 90 Hz and a single embedded front camera with a 32-megapixel sensor, as well as a main camera with four sensors, the main resolution is 64 megapixels. The thickness of the smartphone will be 7.64 mm.
Nova 8 Pro received an OLED waterfall screen with a frame rate of 120 Hz and a dual embedded front camera with a 32-megapixel main sensor and a quad camera with a 64-megapixel main sensor.
Recall that the official premiere of nova 8 and nova 9 Pro will take place on December 23 – this has already been officially confirmed. The new devices will go on sale a week after the announcement – on December 30. The prices are already known.
Huawei nova 8 series finally gets an official launch date
Huawei officially announced today that Huawei’s nova8 series models will be officially launched on December 23. This is confirming the initial leak from @DigitalChatStation. In addition to the nova 8 series, Huawei ay also release Huawei Enjoy 20SE and Huawei Watch Fit at the event. According to previous reports, the starting price of Huawei nova 8 is about 3,000 yuan ($458) while that of Huawei nova 8 Pro is about 4,000 yuan ($611). Furthermore, there are reports that the first official sales of these devices will take place on December 30th.
Several reports claim that Huawei’s nova 8 series models will still use an HiSilicon Kirin chip. However, there is no information on the specific chip that this series will use. Nevertheless, considering the current status of the Mate 40 series, it will most likely not use the Kirin 9000.
Previously @DigitalChatStation also revealed that Huawei will launch the Dimensity 700 chip. The new phone will use a 6.5-inch FHD+ resolution 60Hz refresh rate LCD single punch-hole LCD screen. The punch-hole will be in the upper left corner of the display. On the front, the device will have a 16MP camera. On the rear, it will use a 48MP main sensor; as well as an 8MP+2MP+2MP configuration to complete the quad-rear camera setup. Furthermore, this smartphone will come with a 4000 mAh battery that supports a 40W fast charge. From speculations, this phone will be the standard Huawei nova 8.
The latest report on the processor of this phone claims that it will use a HiSilicon Kirin 985 chip. However, it appears that all the models will not use the same chip. Some models may come with a Dimensity chip.