It was only yesterday when Huawei officially unwrapped the new Nova series, but here we are at the Malaysian launch of the Nova 3 and Nova 3i. Retailing from only RM1,249, these are pretty competitively priced mid-range smartphones.
Let’s start with the more premium device of the two, the Nova 3. It features Huawei’s current flagship chipset, the Kirin 970, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of expandable storage, and a rather generous 3,750mAh battery. It also comes with a 6.3-inch Full HD+ display.
Besides that, the Nova 3 is equipped with a dual-camera system on the back too; it’s made up of 16MP RGB + 20MP monochrome sensors, which should be pretty capable. On the front, the phone has a 24MP primary camera paired with a 2MP shooter to capture depth information. The Nova 3 also has an infrared sensor on the front for the Face Unlock feature to work in the dark.
As for the more affordable Nova 3i, it shares some of the Nova 3’s hardware. But it comes with Huawei’s new Kirin 710 chipset instead, as well as 16MP + 2MP rear cameras, and a smaller 3,340mAh battery.
The Huawei Nova 3i will be available in Malaysia from 28 July for RM1,249, while the Nova 3 will go on sale much later on 17 August for RM1,899. Stay tuned for our hands on of these two phones!