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Huawei Outs the Nova 2 and the Nova 2 Plus

 

Huawei’s Selfie-Centric Phones Have Dual Rear Cameras?

It’s been a pretty busy week in smartphone releases and one of the phones that was released yesterday was the Nova 2 and Nova 2 Plus from Huawei. The Nova 2 and Nova 2 Plus are powered by the company’s homegrown SoC, a 2.36GHz HiSilicon Kirin 659 octa-core processor that has been paired with 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage on the Nova 2, and 128GB of storage on the Nova 2 Plus. Aside from storage, we’re also going to be seeing a difference in screen size, with the Nova 2 having a 5-inch Full HD LPTS IPS LCD display and the Nova 2 Plus with a slightly larger 5.5-inch display of the same nature.

Let’s have a look at their spec sheets.

Huawei Nova 2 Specifications

  • 2.36GHz HiSilicon Kirin 659 octa-core processor
  • 4GB of RAM
  • Mali-T830-MP2 GPU
  • 5-inch Full HD LPTS IPS LCD display; 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • 64GB of expandable storage
  • 12-megapixel + 8-megapixel rear camera, PDAF, LED flash
  • 20-megapixel front camera
  • 3G, LTE
  • Dual SIM
  • WiFi, Bluetooth
  • GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • USB Type-C
  • 2950mAh battery
  • Android 7.0 Nougat with EMUI v5.1

Huawei Nova 2 Plus Specifications

  • 2.36GHz HiSilicon Kirin 659 octa-core processor
  • 4GB of RAM
  • Mali-T830-MP2 GPU
  • 5.5-inch Full HD LPTS IPS LCD display; 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • 128GB of expandable storage
  • 12-megapixel + 8-megapixel rear camera, PDAF, LED flash
  • 20-megapixel front camera
  • 3G, LTE
  • Dual SIM
  • WiFi, Bluetooth
  • GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • USB Type-C
  • 3340mAh battery
  • Android 7.0 Nougat with EMUI v5.1

The Nova 2 and Nova 2 Plus look very similar to other offerings coming from the Chinese market and could be looking to steal some of the thunder from other selfie-centric smartphones with its 20-megapixel front shooter. Both phones have a dual rear camera setup, so you can expect to add a bokeh effect after taking your photos; no Leica branding in sight, so we expect the cameras on the Nova 2 and Nova 2 Plus to perform similarly to that of the Huawei GR5 2017.

As for their prices, the Huawei Nova 2 will set you back by CNY 2,500 or Php 18,145, while the Nova 2 Plus is slightly more expensive at Php 2,900 or Php 21,490; if they make it to our shores that is.

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Jamie Inocian

A self-confessed geek. Jamie started out helping out on the Unbox Podcast and became the Digital Sales Manager when he joined the team full time. He has since then transitioned into one of our Senior Editors and Head Video Producer.

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One Comment

  1. I dunno what is up with these chinese brands they keep copying the latest iphone’s antenna band and generally just trying to look like an iphone, hardware or software wise. Talk about creativity.

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