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Huawei Nova 3 Launched With Kirin 970 Chipset and GPU Turbo Technology

Huawei Nova 3 has been slightly announced by the company as the device popped up on VMall. We can now confirm the specs and features of the beast. The device brings so many trendy features including AI.

It’s powered by the flagship chipset the Kirin 970 and brings GPU Turbo feature, 3D Qmoji and app optimization. The Nova 3 comes with 4 cameras and has 6GB of RAM. Without further ado, let’s meet the Huawei Nova 3.


Huawei Nova 3 Key Specs and Features

・6.3-inch FHD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 2340 pixels
・Android 8.1 Oreo with 6GB RAM
・Octa-Core 2.4GHz Hisilicon Kirin 970
・64GB/128GB built-in storage
・16MP + 24MP rear camera and 24MP + 2MP front camera
・3750mAh non-removable Li-Po Battery

Design and Display

The device looks exactly like the P20 Lite from the rear, it was designed with aluminium alloy which did justice to the body. It also has some Twilight vibe just like the Honor 10 and P20 series.

It comes with a rear fingerprint scanner as well, this grants fast access to the device, while the dual cameras are seen in a vertical position at the top left corner. The device measures 7.3mm in thickness and weigh 166g overall.

Huawei Nova 3

The Nova 3 comes with the trending notch dishing out a 19.5:9 aspect ratio just like we saw on its renders. However, the notch is significantly bigger than the one on previous models. Also, the bottom chin is also super minimal and tiny as well.

The 6.3-inch FHD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen boasts 1080 x 2340 pixels in resolution. The screen is absolutely sharp and brilliant with its 409 pixels per inch density. While the screen got up to 84.2% screen-to-body ratio.

Hardware and Software

Under the hood, the Hisilicon Kirin 970 flagship chipset is in total control here. The chip was built on the modern 10nm process technology and comes 8-core processor clocking at 2.4GHz max. The Mali-G72 MP12 graphics card clocks at 850MHz max.

Launch your heavy apps and multitask through them all, with the 6GB of RAM space available, this reaches a memory speed of 1866MHz. Huawei created two versions in terms of storage, there’s one with 64GB and another with 128GB. They both run on Android 8.1 Oreo with EMUI 8.2.

Huawei Nova 3 Camera

Just like the Honor 10, the Nova 3 is equipped with dual 16MP + 24MP shooters, they both have f/1.8 aperture with gyro-EIS, PDAF, LED flash. It shoots 4K videos at 30fps, while the 24MP selfie camera comes with a 2MP depth sensor and supports Face ID.

Network and Battery

The Nova 3 supports dual 4G VoLTE connectivity and accommodates dual Nano SIMs. It also has support for Bluetooth 4.2, 3.5mm jack, USB port, OTG, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Hotspot and A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS.

The Huawei Nova 3 is powered by a non-removable Li-Po 3750mAh battery with fast charging technology. Huawei Nova 3 will be available on shopping stores from August, starting from $299 to $349, that’s about (N100,000 – N120,000).

Full Specification Of Huawei Nova 3

・Announced: July, 2018
・Status: Available. July, 2018

・Network Technology: GSM / WCDMA / LTE
・3G Support: WCDMA: B1 2100MHz / B8 900 MHz
・4G Support: LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
・Number of SIM Card: 2 (Nano + Nano)
・Dual SIM Support: Yes

・Material Type: Aluminium
・Dimensions: 157 x 73.7 x 7.3 mm
・Colour: Black, Blue, Purple, Gold
・Weight: 166g

・Screen Type: FHD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
・Size: 6.3-inch
・Resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixels
・Pixel Density: 409ppi
・Screen to Body Ratio: 84.2%

・Operating system: Android 8.1 Oreo
・Processor: Octa-core 2.4GHz
・Chipset type: Hisilicon Kirin 970
・Graphics Processing Unit: Mali-G72 MP12

・Memory Card Slot: Yes, up to 256GB
・Internal storage: 64GB/128GB

・Back Camera: 16MP + 24MP
・Front Camera: 24MP + 2MP
・Back Flash: Yes, LED
・Front Flash: No

・WiFi Hotspot: Yes
・Bluetooth: Yes
・Fingerprint Sensor: Yes (Rear)
・Sensors: accelerometer, proximity, ambient light, compass, gyroscope
・USB: Yes
・GPS: Yes
・3.5mm Audio Jack: Yes

・Capacity: 3750mAh
・Type: Li-Po
・Standby Time: –
・Talktime: –
・Fast Charging: Yes

Joseph Young
Joseph Young
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