Huawei has just unveiled the Nova 2 and Nova 2 Plus in China. Compared to their predecessors, these two devices are definitely sleeker-looking; they also feature several neat upgrades, such as 20MP front-facing cameras.
That’s right: the Nova 2 and Nova 2 Plus are evidently targeted at those who love to take selfies. Interestingly, the 20MP front shooter appears to feature Portrait Mode as well; this was previously only available on the Huawei P10 and P10 Plus.
As for the rear shooter, it’s a dual-camera setup made up of a 12MP wide-angle lens and an 8MP telephoto lens. Thanks to this setup – which is similar to the ones found on the iPhone 7 Plus and Xiaomi Mi 6 – the Nova 2 devices can do optical zoom. Aside from that, the rear shooters also come with an f/1.8 aperture.
Other specifications of the Nova 2 and Nova 2 Plus are decidedly mid-range. These include 1080p LTPS displays (5-inch and 5.5-inch respectively), Huawei’s new HiSilicon Kirin 659 octa-core processors paired with 4GB of RAM, 128GB of expandable storage – only 64GB on the Nova 2 – as well as EMUI 5.1 based on Android 7.0 Nougat.
Aside from these, the Nova 2 is equipped with a 2,950mAh battery as well. Naturally, the Nova 2 Plus features a more generous 3,340mAh cell.
The Huawei Nova 2 and Nova 2 Plus are now available for pre-order in China; these devices will go on sale officially on 16 June 2017. The Nova 2 retails at 2,499 Chinese yuan (about RM1,555), while the Nova 2 Plus will go for 2,899 yuan (approximately RM1,805). For the time being, it’s not known if Huawei will bring these two devices into Malaysia.