Huawei took the stage at IFA 2016 in Berlin this morning and announced two new mid-market phones, the Nova and Nova Plus. Both devices will be making their debut in European markets in October while the larger global release will happen later in the year. Overall, both devices are nicely appointed and similar in most areas outside of the screen size. The Nova will be around $440 when it hits the US and comes with a 5″ Full HD display. It is powered by the Snapdragon 625 SoC processor, has 3GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage. That storage can be expanded via a MicroSD slot. The main camera is a 12MP shooter while the front camera is 8MP. It supports USB-C and has a 3025mAh battery.
Essentially the Nova Plus has the same innards but has a 5.5″ display and a 16MP rear camera. The battery is also slightly larger at 3340mAh. Those added features will add roughly $30 to the
price tag for the Plus. Otherwise, they are the same. Both devices have a fingerprint sensor in the back and both run Huawei’s Emotion User Interface (EMUI) 4.1 based on Android Marshmallow. One would hope that given Nougat has just been released that these devices will see the update but that was not discussed at the event.
Overall these are both solidly spec’d device and both look great. In fact, the Nova looks like a smaller version of the Huawei built Nexus 6P at the rear.
No definitive word on when they will hit the United States but they are in select European markets starting October 20th.