After plenty of teasers, we finally have the retail price of the Nova 2 Plus. Retailing at RM1,999, it’s quite a hefty price tag for a mid-range smartphone, but the device’s premium features may justify it.
The headline feature of the Nova 2 Plus is definitely its 20MP front-facing shooter. Naturally, the selfie camera comes with Portrait Mode, which should be similar to the one found on the Huawei P10 smartphones. Evidently, the Nova 2 Plus is targeted at those who love taking selfies.
Much like most of Huawei’s recent smartphones, the Nova 2 Plus comes with two rear cameras too. However, it’s a different implementation: its dual-camera setup is made up of a 12MP wide-angle lens and an 8MP telephoto lens. This is really quite similar to the dual-camera systems of the iPhone 7 Plus and Xiaomi Mi 6.
Other specifications of the Nova 2 Plus include a 5.5-inch 1080 LTPS display, a HiSilicon Kirin 659 octa-core processor paired with 4GB of RAM, 128GB of expandable storage, a 3,340mAh battery, and EMUI 5.1 based on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.
Based on Huawei’s Malaysia Day Promo poster, it’s likely that the Nova 2 Plus will officially go on sale in Malaysia from 11 August onwards for RM1,999; every purchase until 1 October will come with a phone cover and a glass bottle worth RM199. Currently, it’s not known if the smaller Nova 2 will be made available here too.