The Huawei Nova 2i has just been launched in Malaysia, and as expected, it’s really the Maimang 6 with a different name. Nonetheless, the highlight features of the Nova 2i are its four different cameras and 18:9 display – a first for a Huawei smartphone.
Like other noteworthy smartphones in recent times, the Nova 2i sports a taller than usual 5.9-inch 2160 x 1080 display – Huawei dubs this FullView Display. Thanks to the tall and narrow 18:9 aspect ratio, the Nova 2i should be pretty manageable to use with only one hand. Of course, the phone’s minimal bezels give it a modern-looking design too.
Another interesting feature of the Nova 2i – and something Huawei has focused on quite a bit – are the phone’s four cameras: two on the back, and another two on the front. The primary 16MP rear camera is paired with a 2MP shooter to enable bokeh effect, while the 13MP front-facing camera is also complemented by a 2MP snapper.
Aside from these hardware, other specifications of the Nova 2i include a HiSilicon Kirin 659 processor paired with 4GB of RAM, 64GB of expandable storage, a 3,340mAh battery, as well as EMUI 5.1 based on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.
The Huawei Nova 2i will be available in Malaysia from 13 October onwards in three different colours: Aurora Blue, Graphite Black, and Prestige Gold. To sweeten the deal, Huawei is also offering an early bird gift worth RM499, which include a selfie stick, a pair of headphones, and a smartphone ring holder.
Retailing at RM1,299, the Nova 2i is quite a competitively priced mid-range smartphone, especially for its feature set.