Huawei Nova 5, Nova 5 Pro and Nova 5i with Quad Rear Camera Setups Launched in China

Huawei Nova 5, Nova 5 Pro and Nova 5i with Quad Rear Camera Setups Launched in China

Huawei Nova 5, Nova 5 Pro and Nova 5i with Quad Rear Camera Setups Launched in China

by June 25, 2019

huawei nova 5 proHuawei has expanded its Nova line up of products with the launch of three new smartphones dubbed as Huawei Nova 5, Nova 5 Pro and Nova 5i. The devices were unveiled at a press event in China recently. In addition to the new smartphone line up, the company revealed the new HiSilicon Kirin 810 SoC, which is powering the new Huawei Nova 5 series. The chipset is based on the 7nm manufacturing process, and with that Huawei is has become the first smartphone brand with two 7nm mobile chipsets. The latest Kirin 810 SoC packs two Cortex-A76 cores clocked at 2.27GHz and six Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 1.88GHz, paired with Mali-G52 GPU. The three phones are identical in most aspects with some minor differences. Let’s first discuss the pricing details of the three devices before we move on to the specs.

Huawei Nova 5, Nova 5 Pro and Nova 5i Price and Availability

The regular 8GB RAM + 128GB inbuilt storage variant of the Nova 5 is priced in China at 2,799 Yuan (roughly Rs. 28,350). The phone will be offered in Bright Black, Midsummer Purple, and Forest Green colours. The Nova 5i comes in two memory variants. The base variant with 6GB RAM + 128GB inbuilt storage is priced at 1,999 Yuan (roughly Rs. 20,250), while the top variant with 8GB RAM + 128GB inbuilt storage is priced at 2,199 Yuan (roughly Rs. 22,250). The Huawei Nova 5 Pro also comes in two memory variants. The base variant with 8GB RAM + 128GB inbuilt storage comes with a price tag of 2,999 Yuan (roughly Rs. 30,350) and the top variant with 8GB RAM + 256GB inbuilt storage comes with a price tag of 3,399 Yuan (roughly Rs. 34,400). There’s also a higher Xingyao limited edition gift box variant which is priced at 3,799 Yuan (roughly Rs. 38,500). The Nova 5i will be offered in Magic Night Black, Honey Red, and Blue colour options, whereas the Nova 5 Pro will be offered in Bright Black, Midsummer Purple, Coral Orange, and Forest Green colour options.

The regular Nova 5 will be up for pre-order in China starting from July 13th and its first will be on July 20th. Whereas the Nova 5 Pro and Nova 5i are already up for pre-order with sales commencing from June 28th.

Huawei Nova 5 Features and Specs

The Huawei Nova 5 comes equipped with the 6.39-inch full-HD+ OLED screen with 1080×2340 pixel screen resolution and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The screen comes with an in-display fingerprint sensor and DC dimming support. Under the hood, the device draws its power from octa-core Kirin 810 SoC paired with a Mali-G52 MP6 GPU and 8GB of RAM. The inbuilt storage capacity of the device is 128GB and it supports microSD card (up to 256GB). The phone comes with Huawei’s EROFS filesystem which offers 20 percent better performance than the EXT filesystem that is present on many Android smartphones. In terms of software, the phone runs on Android 9 Pie operating system out of the box with company’s own EMUI 9.1.1 on top. In terms of optics, you get a quad camera set up at the back consisting of a 48-megapixel primary shooter with an f/1.8 aperture + a 16-megapixel ultra-wide-angle shooter with an f/2.2 aperture + a 2-megapixel third shooter with a f/2.4 macro lens + 2-megapixel fourth shooter with a depth sensor and f/2.4 aperture. For selfies, there’s a 32-megapixel snapper on the front with an f/2.0 aperture which comes with support for night mode and AI HDR+. All of this is backed by a 3,500mAh capacity battery with 40W fast charging support. In terms of connectivity, the Huawei Nova 5 features Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C, 4G LTE support. The dimensions of the phone are 157.4 x 74.8 x 7.33 mm and its weight is 171 grams. For security purpose, the phone gets an in-display fingerprint sensor as well as Face Unlock feature.

Huawei Nova 5 Pro Features and Spces

The Nova 5 Pro is quite identical to the regular Nova 5 but there are minor differences. The device is powered by flagship octa-core Kirin 980 chipset instead of Kirin 810 SoC. There are two options in terms of inbuilt storage- 128 GB or 256 GB. It packs a slightly better 4,000mAh capacity battery that has 40W Huawei SuperCharge support. It features the same camera set up as that of the regular Nova 5.

Huawei Nova 5i Features and Spces

The Huawei Nova 5i comes equipped with a 6.4-inch Full HD+ display with a punch-hole and a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. The device draws its power from an octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 710F SoC. in terms of memory, the phone features up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage with a microSD card slot (expandable up to 512GB). For security purpose, the phone gets a rear mounted fingerprint sensor instead of an in-display sensor as features in Nova 5 and Nova 5 Pro. There’s also Face Unlock support. In terms of connectivity, the phone features Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, USB Type-C and 4G LTE support. The battery capacity of the device is 4,000mAh but unlike the nova 5 and nova 5 Pro, it supports the standard 18W fast charging that Huawei has been implementing in midrange devices for the past few years. In terms of software, the phone runs Android 9.0 Pie OS out of the box with EMUI 9 on top.

In terms of optics, the Nova 5i also gets a quad rear camera set up but it differs in terms of configuration. The quad camera set up in Nova 5i comprises of 24MP primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture + an 8MP ultra-wide secondary sensor with f/2.2 aperture + a 2MP third sensor with f/2.4 aperture + 2MP fourth sensor with f/2.4 aperture.

The dimensions of the phone are 159.1 x 75.9 x 8.3 mm and its weight is 178 grams.

Here’s a quick specs comparison between Huawei Nova 5, Nova 5 Pro and Nova 5i for those who are interested…

Huawei Nova 5 Huawei Nova 5 Pro Huawei Nova 5i
Display Size 6.39-inch 6.39-inch 6.4-inch
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels 1080 x 2340 pixels 1080 x 2340 pixels
Pixel Density NA NA NA
Aspect Ratio NA NA NA
Screen-to-Body Ratio NA NA NA
Display Type OLED OLED OLED
Screen Protection NA NA NA
Dimensions 157.4 x 74.8 x 7.33 mm 157.4 x 74.8 x 7.33 mm 159.1 x 75.9 x 8.3 mm
Weight 171 grams 178 grams 178 grams
Processor (in India) Kirin 810 SoC Kirin 980 SoC Kirin 710F SoC
Graphics Mali-G52 MP6 Mali-G52 MP6 Mali-G52 MP6
RAM 8 GB 4 GB or 6 GB 6 GB or 8 GB
Inbuilt Storage 128 GB 128 GB or 256 GB 128 GB
Expandable Storage Yes, up to 256 GB Yes, up to 256 GB Yes, up to 512 GB
Primary Camera 48 MP + 16 MP + 2 MP + 2MP 48 MP + 16 MP + 2 MP + 2MP 24 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP + 2MP
Secondary Camera 32 MP 32 MP 24 MP
Flash Yes, LED Flash Yes, LED Flash Yes, LED Flash
OS Version Android v9.0 (Pie) Android v9.0 (Pie) Android v9.0 (Pie)