Huawei plans to expand its mid-range Nova series smartphones by launching Nova 5 and Nova 5i. Recently, both 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 the specifications except to confirm 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. Per the NCC document, the Nova 5i has 4GB of RAM and 128GB of Storage. The device’s storage is expandable up to 512GB via a MicroSD card. The listing also mentioned the charger model, which is HW-050200U02. We found that the HW-050200U02 charger carries support for 10W charging.
Notably, the Huawei GLK-LX3 model number was 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. Rumors 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, two distinct variants of the Nova 5i for the Chinese market, passed 3C certification with 10W charging capability. Also, In the US, the Huawei Nova 5i is certified by the FCC with model number GLK-LX1U, which reveals 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 the Huawei Nova 5, and it may be available for sale from June 28.