Huawei’s top midrange line gets a refresh with the new Huawei Nova 8 and Nova 8 Pro.

The Huawei Nova 8 Pro comes with a 6.72-inch FHD+ screen, with support for a 120Hz refresh rate and ultra-smooth 300Hz touch sampling. It also has 10-bit color, DCI-P3, and has the fingerprint scanner baked in the curved screen.


It also has a pill-shaped punch-hole on the top for the dual selfie cameras. While on the back, we have a distinctly large camera glass that houses the 64-megapixel main camera, 8-megapixel ultra-wide, 2-megapixel macro, and 2-megapixel depth sensor.

The Pro model also enjoys a large 4,000mAh battery as it shares the same 66W SuperCharge technology as the vanilla model — the same speeds we saw on the latest Mate 40 series flagship.


It’s then powered by a Kirin 985 processor, a 5G-equipped chipset that also powers the Nova 7 and Honor V30.

On the other hand, the Huawei Nova 8 has a smaller and relatively slower 6.57-inch FHD+ screen with a 90hz refresh rate. The notch is smaller as it only has a single selfie camera.


The cameras on the back are the same, but the main shooter only has an f/1.9 aperture instead of f/1.8. The non-Pro model also has a smaller 3,800mAh battery.

Huawei Nova 8 and 8 Pro Specs

  • Android 10, EMUI 11
  • Dual SIM, dual standby
  • Nova 8 Pro: 6.72-inch FHD+ OLED display, 2676 x 1236 pixel resolution, 438ppi
  • Nova 8: 6.57-inch FHD+ OLED screen, 2340 x 1080 pixel resolution, 392ppi
  • 2.4GHz Kirin 985 octa-core processor
  • 8GB RAM
  • 128GB/256GB internal storage, non-expandable
  • Mali-G77 GPU
  • Nova 8 Pro: 32-megapixel + 16-megapixel front cameras
  • Nova 8 Pro: 32-megapixel front camera
  • 64-megapixel (Pro: f/1.8, Nova 8: f/1.9) + 8-megapixel (ultra-wide) + 2-megapixel (macro) + 2-megapixel (depth sensor) rear cameras
  • In-display fingerprint scanner, Face unlock
  • HSPA+, 4G LTE, 5G
  • WiFi 6
  • Bluetooth 5.2
  • dual-band GPS, AGPS, GLONASS, BDS, Galileo, QZSS, NavIC
  • USB Type-C
  • Nova 8 Pro: 163.32 x 74.08 x 7.85mm, 184g
  • Nova 8: 160.12 x 74.1 x 7.64mm, 169g
  • Colors: White, Purple, Green, Black
  • Nova 8 Pro: 4,000mAh non-removable battery
  • Nova 8: 3,800mAh non-removable battery
  • 66W Huawei SuperCharge

The Huawei Nova 8 has a price of CNY3,299 (around Php24,200) for the 8GB/128GB while the 8GB/256GB is at CNY3,699 (aroundPhp27,200).

On the other hand, the Nova 8 Pro starts at CNY3,999 (around Php29,400) for the 8GB/128GB, while the 8GB/256GB is at CNY4,399 (around Php32,300). Both models will be available in China on December 30, while their international release is yet to be announced.

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