Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei has launched a new smartphone in the Nova series in the Philippines. Dubbed the Nova 2 Lite, the design of the smartphone looks very akin to the earlier launched Honor 9 Lite. It has an all-glass body and is available in three color variants- Matte Black, Blue, and Gold.
As for the specs, the Huawei Nova 2 features a 5.99-inch IPS display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and a resolution of (1440 x 720 pixels). Under the hood, the smartphone is powered by an Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chipset. This is interesting since the company has its own Kirin series of processors and usually doesn’t opt for the Snapdragon ones. It is coupled with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 256 GB via micro SD card.
In the optics department, the smartphone offers a dual camera set up on the back consisting of a 13 MP primary sensor and a 2 MP secondary sensor for the portrait mode. In the front, it has an 8 MP camera sensor for taking selfies and video calling.
The smartphone runs on the company’s own EMUI 8, which is based on the Android 8.0 Oreo and is backed by a 3,000 mAh battery. Though the Nova 2 Lite includes a rear fingerprint sensor, it also comes with the Face Unlock feature like the Honor 9 Lite. Connectivity features include 4G LTE, VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS, micro-USB, and more.
The device comes with a price tag of P9,990 (Rs 12,500 approx) and is currently only available in the Philippines. The company has said nothing about its launch in the international markets. There is also the possibility of launching it under their sub-brand Honor in the Indian market, which has more dominance.