Huawei has launched the Nova 5 series alongside the Kirin 810 chipset in China today. The Nova 5 series includes the standard Nova 5, Nova 5i, and Nova 5 Pro, all of which come with an in-display fingerprint scanner and 32-megapixel selfie cameras. The Nova 5 series will be available for a starting price of 1,999 yuan (approx. Rs 20,200).
Huawei Nova 5 series
The standard Nova 5 and Nova 5 Pro feature 6.39-inch full HD+ OLED screens with a waterdrop notch and an in-display fingerprint sensor. The Nova 5 is powered by Huawei’s new 7nm Kirin 810 chipset, Mali-G52 GPU with 8GB RAM and 128GB in-built storage. Meanwhile, the Nova 5 Pro is powered by the company’s flagship Kirin 980 with8GB RAM and 128/256GB storage configurations.
The Huawei Nova 5 and 5 Pro equip a quad rear camera setup, offering a 48MP main camera, 16MP ultra-wide shooter, 2MP depth sensor, and 2MP macro camera. There’s a 32MP f/2.0 selfie camera on the front of both the phones which is positioned on the waterdrop notch.
The Nova 5i packs the mid-range Kirin 710 SoC and features a6.4-inch LCD screen with apunch-hole at the top-left corner. The Nova 5i comes with a 24MP primary camera, 8MP ultra-wide lens, 2MP macro sensor, and a 2MP depth lens.
All three phones in the Nova 5 series will be runningAndroid 9 Pie with EMUI 9 andsupport for GPU Turbo technology.
The new The Nova 5 Pro and Nova 5 will come with3,500mAh batteries and40-watt fast charging which will offer 0-50 percent change in 15 minutes, 0-85 percent charge in 30 minutes. The Nova 5i will featurea 4,000mAh battery that supports only 5V/2A (10W) charging.
The Huawei Nova 5i (Crush Red, Crush Blue Midnight Black) will be cheapest of the series with a starting price of 1,999 yuan (approx. Rs 20,200) for the 6GB/128GB base version while the 8GB/128GB model sells for 2,199 yuan (approx. Rs 22,200). The standard Nova 5 (in Orange colour) will be available in a single 8GB/128GB version for a price of 2,799 yuan (approx. Rs 28,300). The Huawei Nova 5 Pro (Midsummer Purple, Coral Orange, Bright Black,Dilemma Forest colours) will be available in 8GB/128GB and 8GB/256GB options for 2,999 yuan (approx. Rs 30,300) and 3,399 yuan (approx. Rs 34,400) respectively.
Huawei Kirin 810
The new Kirin 810 chipset comes with two ARM Cortex-A76 clocked at 2.27GHz and six ARM Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 1.88GHz. The chipset is built on a 7nm process and is integrated with a Mali-G52 MP6 GPU which offers 162 percent better performance than the previous generation graphics. Huawei has compared the Kirin 810 to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 730 and says its chipset scores 11 percent and 13 percent higher scores in single-core and multi-core tests.
The Kirin 810 offers a new neural processing unit which uses HUAWEI Da Vinci Architecture and comes with system-level AI FM scheduling technology. This can help the device learn frame rate and touch screen input and perform frequency modulation scheduling in real time. The chipset has a new IVP + ISP image processor which Huawei says will be able to offer enhanced pixel processing, noise reduction and white balance algorithm. It supports Always-on Dual SIM Dual VoLTE support.