The Huawei Nova 3 is set to be announced on 18 July, but oddly enough, Huawei already listed the phone for pre-order on Vmall – the company’s online store. Basically, we have a pretty complete list of the phone’s specifications now, and there are a couple of surprises.
One of the most interesting pieces of hardware of the Nova 3 is definitely its chipset: it’s said to be powered by Huawei’s latest Kirin 970 SoC, which is found in the company’s flagship smartphones like the P20 Pro and Mate 10 Pro. The Nova series has always been marketed as a mid-range series, so it’s interesting to see a high-end chipset like the Kirin 970 in the Nova 3.
Aside from that, the Nova 3 also carries the Nova 2i’s four-camera system, and it’s been upgraded to some extent. The two rear cameras are made up of 16MP RGB and 24MP monochrome sensors, while the other two front-facing cameras consist of 24MP and 2MP shooters.
Other specifications of the Nova 3 include a 6.3-inch 2340 x 1080 display, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of expandable storage, a 3,750mAh battery, and support for GPU Turbo out of the box. On top of that, the phone seems to sport a gradient glass back too, which looks pretty similar to the Twilight colourway of the P20 Pro.
The Huawei Nova 3 is expected to be officially introduced on 18 July next week. If these specifications are accurate, we’re looking at a pretty high-end “mid-range” smartphone – its Kirin 970 chipset alone should provide performance akin to a flagship device.