Huawei is planning to expand its mid-range Nova series smartphones by launching Nova 5 and Nova 5i. Recently, both the smartphones with model numbers SEA-LX1 and GLK-LX1U have been approved by the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC), for Russia and surrounding countries. But, the EEC listing doesn’t mention anything about the specifications except confirming the device names.
Now, the Nova 5i with the model number Huawei GLK-LX2 for the Taiwanese market has passed NCC certification that reveals its memory detail and charging capacity. As per NCC document, the Nova 5i will come with 4GB of RAM and 128GB Storage. The storage of the device is expandable up to 512GB via MicroSD card. The listing also mentioned the charger model, which is HW-050200U02. We found HW-050200U02 charger carries support for 10W charging.
Notably, Huawei GLK-LX3 model number spotted on Geekbench which confirms that Nova 5i will have a Kirin 710 octa-core processor, Android 9 Pie and 4GB of RAM. We believe the model number GLK-LX3 is another variant of Nova 5i which will arrive with 4GB RAM/ 64GB Storage. So, the Nova 5i will have two memory configurations: 4GB+64GB and 4GB+128GB. Rumours also suggest that the phone will launch as the Huawei P20 Lite (2019) in some regions.
Previously, the model number GLK-AL00 and GLK-TL00, which are two distinct variants of the Nova 5i for Chinese market passed 3C certification with 10W charging capability. Also, In the US, the Huawei Nova 5i certified by FCC with model number GLK-LX1U which reveal that the phone will have a 3900mAh capacity battery.
The rest of the specifications of Nova 5i are yet to be revealed. However, the phone is expected to launch on June 21 alongside Huawei Nova 5, and it may be available for sale from June 28.