The Huawei Nova 5i has just been made official and it comes with some appealing and other less interesting features.
Unlike the new Nova 5 and Nova 5 Pro, the Huawei Nova 5i is still powered by the undying Kirin 710 processor from last year. On the upside, it has a big 4,000mAh battery with 18W fast-charging support.
The biggest upgrade here is in the camera department. It now has a quad-camera setup on the back, which consists of a 24-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel sensor with an ultra-wide lens, 2-megapixel macro lens, and another 2-megapixel depth-sensor.
Unlike its bigger brothers, the Nova 5i has a punch-hole display for the 24-megapixel front-facing camera to peek through. The screen itself is a 6.4-inch FHD+ IPS panel.
Huawei Nova 5i Specs
- Android 9 Pie, EMUI 9.1
- Dual SIM, Hybrid
- 6.4-inch FHD+ IPS display, 2310 x 1080 pixel resolution, ~398ppi
- 2.2GHz Kirin 710 octa-core processor
- 6GB/8GB RAM
- Mali-G51, GPU Turbo
- 128GB internal storage, expandable via microSD up to 512GB
- 24-megapixel punch-hole front camera, f/2.0
- 24-megapixel (f/1.8) + 8-megapixel (ultra wide) + 2-megapixel (macro) + 2-megapixel (depth sensor) rear cameras, PDAF, LED flash
- Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, Face unlock
- WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
- Bluetooth 4.2
- GPS, GLONASS, BDS, A-GPS
- FM Radio
- USB Type-C
- Dimensions: 159.1 x 75.9 x 8.2mm
- Weight: 178g
- Colors: Black, Blue, Red
- 4,000mAh non-removable battery, 18W fast-charging
The Huawei Nova 5i will be available in China by the end of June. It will have a price of CNY1,999 (~Php14,900) for the 6GB model, while the 8GB variant is at CNY2,199 (~Php16,400). Its official price and availability details in the Philippines are yet to be announced, so stay tuned for that.