Huawei has finally launched their highly-anticipated smartphone — the Huawei Nova 4.

The device may not be coming in the Philippines, but there’s still a lot of reasons why the Huawei Nova 4 is worth talking about.


For starters, there’s the talked about punch-hole front camera. This in-display selfie-snapper sports a 25-megapixel sensor, which is integrated on the 6.4-inch FHD+ IPS screen.

Much like the Samsung Galaxy A8s, this allowed Huawei to remove the notch, creating an impressive screen-to-body ratio.


However, it still has a sizable chin, which is required to house all the controllers for the IPS panel to work. Also, the color gradient design, rear fingerprint scanner, and curved corners and edges were retained from its predecessor.

The device is not meant to overshadow the Huawei Mate 20 series, their current flagship line-up. That’s why it runs on a Kirin 970 processor, instead of the latest 980. The processor is aided by a generous 8GB of RAM and 128GB of expandable storage.


However, Huawei did improve the primary camera system significantly. It now comes with a whopping 48-megapixel primary camera that shoots in color, a 16-megapixel sensor with an ultra-wide angle camera, and a 2-megapixel one for depth-sensing. Despite the third sensor, the camera configuration is pretty similar to the Mate 20 Pro.

Lastly, we have the 3,750mAh battery with Huawei’s 18W fast-charging technology.

Huawei Nova 4 Specs

  • Android 9.0 Pie, EMUI 9.0.1
  • 6.4-inch FHD+ IPS display, 2310 x 1080 pixel resolution, ~398ppi
  • 2.36GHz Kirin 970 octa-core processor
  • 8GB RAM
  • Mali-G72 MP12, GPU Turbo Technology
  • 128GB internal storage, expandable via microSD
  • 25-megapixel front camera, f/2.0
  • 48-megapixel (f/1.8) + 16-megapixel (ultra wide-angle, f/2.2) + 2-megapixel (depth sensor, f/2.4) triple rear cameras, PDAF, EIS, LED flash (Option 1)
  • 20-megapixel (f/1.8) + 16-megapixel (ultra wide-angle, f/2.2) + 2-megapixel (depth sensor, f/2.4) triple rear cameras, PDAF, EIS, LED flash (Option 2)
  • Fingerprint scanner, Face unlock
  • HSPA+, 4G LTE
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • USB Type-C
  • Dimensions: 157 x 75.1 x 7.77mm
  • Weight: 172g
  • Colors: Honey Red, Bright Black, White, Iris Purple
  • 3,750mAh no-removable battery, 18W charger

As previously reported, the Huawei Nova 4 is expected to be a China-only device. It has a retail price of CNY3,400 (~Php26,100). There’s also a 20-megapixel rear camera version that will come at around CNY3,100 (~Php23,900).

Considering how interesting this device is, we suspect that the global market, including the Philippines, will get at least the lower-end model. But for now, we’ll just have to wait and see.

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