Huawei is reportedly working on a new smartphone, dubbed as Nova 3, that will be the first device to be powered by company’s latest Hisilicon Kirin 710 processor. Now, the phone images have appeared on TENAA giving us some hint on the design front.
The images posted on TENAA reveals that the device will bear a glass design and it looks a tad similar to the Huawei P20 Lite. The back panel bears a glass design and it also sports vertically-aligned dual rear cameras. There is written AI Camera meaning that it will feature similar function found in the Huawei P20 Lite camera.
The front sports a large display and in most probability, there will be a notch. One can see a front-facing camera along with a usual array of sensors and earpiece at the top. On the right, there is volume controls and power on/off button. The phone also features the rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, which is oddly-coloured as White.
We already know that this will be the first smartphone that will come loaded with HiSilicon Kirin 710 processor. According to a report by DigiTimes, the Kirin 710 processor will be an upgrade to Kirin 659 CPU, which is present in most of Honor and Huawei smartphones.
The report highlights that the upcoming processor will be based on Cortex A73 CPUs and it is being built using the 12nm process at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC). For reference, the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor features Cortex A75 CPU and it is built using 10nm FinFET process.
Coming to the AI features, the new processor will come bundled with built-in discrete Neural Processing Unit (NPU) to perform certain artificial intelligence functionalities. The report also mentions that the first Huawei smartphone to be powered by the latest HiSilicon Kirin 710 processor will Huawei Nova 3.