+ Wednesday June 19th, 2019

Huawei has announced a follow-up to the Nova and Nova Plus announced at IFA in September last year, bringing dual-cameras and the bold colour choices of the recently released P10/P10 Plus to the Nova series.

The latest phones in the Nova series have only been announced in China so far, so a western announcement may be coming soon. The phones are powered by the octa-core Kirin 659 SoC, 4GB of RAM, rear fingerprint sensor and run Android 7.0 with EMUI 5.1.

Camera wise, Huawei are bring the dual rear camera setup to the Nova series, with both phones featuring a 12MP sensor with 1.25μm pixel, f/1.8 aperture and a secondary 8MP sensor for depth-sensing. According to the source, there’s some sort of optical zoom involved as well. A 20MP front-facing camera will make for great looking selfies too.

Where the phones differ are in the sizes, with the Nova 2 packing a 5″ 1080p display, while the Nova 2 Plus gets a 5.5″ FullHD display. Both will feature 2.5D curved glass display. The Nova 2 will pack a 2950mAh battery, while the Nova 2 Plus jams a 3,340mAh battery inside its larger body.

Want a comparison? Here you go:

 Huawei Nova 2Huawei Nova 2 Plus
Release date
Screen size5.0-inch5.5-inch
Screen technologyLTPS LCDLTPS LCD
Resolution1,920 x 1,0801,920 x 1,080
Rear camera12MP + 8MP12MP + 8MP
Front camera20MP20MP
ChipsetKirin 659Kirin 659
Core config
  • 4x2.36GHz(A53)
  • 4x 1.7GHz(A53)
  • 4x2.36GHz(A53)
  • 4x 1.7GHz(A53)
MicroSDYes, up to 128GBYes, up to 128GB
Battery2,950 mAh3,340 mAh
Battery removable
ConnectorUSB CUSB C
Headphone PortYesYes
Headphone Location
Speaker Configuration
Android OSAndroid 7.0Android 7.0
Vendor skinEMUI 5.1EMUI 5.1
  • Aurora Blue
  • Grass Green
  • Gold
  • Obsidian Black
  • Rose Gold
  • Aurora Blue
  • Grass Green
  • Gold
  • Obsidian Black
  • Rose Gold

The Chinese launch for the phones is set for June 16th, with the Nova 2 priced at 2499 yuan (around $490AUD), while the Nova 2 Plus will be priced at 2899 yuan (around $568AUD). Huawei will be bringing the phones to market in Aurora Blue, Grass Green, Gold, Obsidian Black and Rose Gold colour options – though these will obviously be changed according to market.

Source: Weibo.
Via: FoneArena.

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I bought a Nova 1 for my wife in January from China. It’s a very solid phone. Hope we can buy Nova 2 here.

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