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Huawei Nova 8 Specification, Price and Features

Ever since the Google scandal, Huawei has pretty much been non-existent for the International market. Suffering a recession of 23% annual growth and catalyzed further by the COVID-19 outbreak, these might be the worse of time Huawei has ever experienced. Nevertheless, the Chinese tech giant hasn’t ceased manufacturing stellar phones.

Earlier this year, we had a glimpse at Huawei’s exquisite Mate 40 Pro, which featured an astounding camera setup. And it had only been few months since the launch of the 7-series; Huawei has shed light on its newest Nova 8 series, which features Huawei Nova 8 and Huawei Nova 8 Pro smartphones.

Huawei Nova 8 Specifications

Huawei Nova 8 differs very slightly from its pro-variant. Apart from tiny hand-picked difference, it features the same premium grade design, a crispy smooth display, a prominent camera setup and a potent battery life.

Design & Display

Dimensions: (160.1H x 74.1W x 7.6D) mm; 169 gm
Build: AG Glass Back + Aluminium Middle Frame
Display: 6.57 inches; HDR10+ OLED Ring Display (Curved “Waterfall” Edges)
Resolution: FHD+(2676 x 1236 pixels); 439ppi Display Density; 1.07B colours, DCI-P3 wide colour gamut
Refresh Rate: 90Hz Refresh rate; 240Hz Touch Sampling Rate
Material: 2.5D Corning® Gorilla® Glass Protection

CPU & Performance

Chipset: HUAWEI Kirin 985 5G (7nm)
Processor: Octa-core (1×2.58 GHz Cortex-A76 || 3×2.40 GHz Cortex-A76 || 4×1.84 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPU:  8-core Mali-G77
NPU: Large-core NPU + micro-core NPU (Neural Network Processing Unit)
Cooling Technology: Triple-mix liquid cooling system (large area VC liquid cooling + 3D graphene heat dissipation film + high thermal conductivity metal)
RAM: 8GB LPDDR4X
ROM: 128GB/256GB storage| non-expandable

Cameras

Rear Camera Setup: Quad Camera Elliptical layout; left alignment

  • Primary 64MP (wide, f/1.89), 10x digital zoom
  • Secondary 8MP (ultra-wide, f/2.4)
  • Tertiary 2MP (depth, f/2.4)
  • Quaternary 2MP (macro, f/2.4)
Front Camera Setup: Dual front camera layout; pill cut-out

  • Primary 16MP (wide, f/2.0)
  • Secondary 32MP (ultra-wide, f/2.4)

Battery & Charging

Capacity: 3800mAh
Charging: 66W Fast-Charging, 5W Reverse-Charging (100% in 35min)

Sensors, Speakers & Other Features

Security: Optical In-Display Fingerprint Scanner
Audio: Dual stereo speakers; Huawei Histen audio | Audio Zoom on Cameras
Operating System: EMUI 11 based on Android Q (10) | No Google Play Services
Ports: One USB-C®, Dual Sim Card Slot
Sensors: Fingerprint sensor, Gravity sensor, Proximity light sensor, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyro
Connectivity: WiFi 6+, Bluetooth® 5.2, Wi-Fi Direct, NFC 2.0
Colors: Colour 8, Provence, Beautiful forest, Bright black

Price & Availability

The Huawei Nova 8 is set to go on sale from December 27, 2020 exclusively in China alongside the Nova 8 Pro. The company hasn’t provided any information regarding its global availability.

Huawei Nova 8 Pro Price in China
Huawei Nova 8 (8GB + 128GB) CNY 3,299 (~$504)
Huawei Nova 8 (8GB + 256GB) CNY 3,699 (~$665)




Huawei Nova 8 Summary

  • Display: 6.57 inches; HDR10+ OLED Ring Display
  • Chipset: HUAWEI Kirin 985 5G (7nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (1×2.58 GHz Cortex-A76 || 3×2.40 GHz Cortex-A76 || 4×1.84 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • GPU: 8-core Mali-G77
  • NPU: Large-core NPU + micro-core NPU (Neural Network Processing Unit)
  • Cooling Technology: Triple-mix liquid cooling system (large area VC liquid cooling + 3D graphene heat dissipation film + high thermal conductivity metal)
  • RAM: 8GB RAM with 256/128GB storage, non-expandable
  • OS: EMUI 11 based on Android Q (10)
  • Rear Camera: Primary 64MP (wide, f/1.89), Secondary 8MP (ultra-wide, f/2.4), Tertiary 2MP (depth, f/2.4), Quaternary 2MP (macro, f/2.4)
  • Front Camera: Primary 16MP (wide, f/2.0),  Secondary 32MP (ultra-wide, f/2.4)
  • Battery: 3800mAh, 66W Fast-Charging (100% in 35min)
  • Sensors: Fingerprint sensor, Gravity sensor, Proximity light sensor, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyro, NFC
  • Colors: Colour 8, Provence, Beautiful forest, Bright black

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