Huawei formally announced the successor of last year’s Kirin 710 processor with the Kirin 810 and chose the Nova 5 as the debut device for the new processor. The Kirin 810 is a significant upgrade over the Kirin 710, as it is a 7nm-based processor that uses custom Cortex-A76 and Cortex-A55 CPU cores and Mali-G52 GPU cores. This makes it the second 7nm Kirin processor from Huawei.
Going to the Nova 5, Huawei’s new mid-range offering sports a 6.39-inch Full HD+ display. While it utilizes a waterdrop notch and not a punch hole like the Nova 4, the Nova 5 uses an AMOLED display and comes with an in-display fingerprint scanner.
The Nova 5 is one of the few mid-range phones in the market with a quadruple rear camera setup. Leading it is a 48-megapixel main camera, accompanied by an ultra-wide angle camera, depth sensor and macro camera.
Keeping the lights on is a hefty 4000mAh battery with Huawei’s 40W SuperCharge tech.
Huawei Nova 5 Specs
- 2.27GHz HiSilicon Kirin 810 octa-core processor
- Mali-G52 MP6 GPU
- 8GB of RAM
- 6.39-inch Full HD+ AMOLED LCD display; 1080 x 2310 resolution
- 128GB of expandable storage (up to 256GB via microSD)
- Quad rear cameras: 48-megapixel f/1.8 main camera; 16-megapixel f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle camera; 2-megapixel f/2.4 depth sensor; 2-megapixel macro camera; with OIS, EIS, PDAF, LED Flash
- 32-megapixel f/2.0 front camera
- 4G, LTE (Dual SIM, Hybrid Tray)
- WiFi, Bluetooth
- GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
- In-display Fingerprint scanner, Facial Recognition, USB-C, GPU Turbo 2.0
- Android Pie 9 with EMUI 9.1
- 4000mAh Battery with 40W SuperCharge
The Nova 5 is priced at CNY 2,799(~Php 21k). Pre-orders start on July 13.