The Huawei Nova line is getting a proper upgrade with the upcoming Huawei Nova 7 series.
These upcoming devices will be fresh from the oven, unlike the rebranded Nova 7i that we saw last March. The new Huawei Nova 7 series, which is expected to consist of the Huawei Nova 7, Nova 7 Pro, and Nova 7 SE, will feature new designs, upgraded processors, and more.
We won’t be surprised if we see some of characteristics that the P40 series have on these devices.
Thankfully, since the Nova 7 series is nearing its release, tons of leaks and rumors have already come out that give us a hint on what these devices have in store for us. We’ve collected all of them to have a consolated look of everything we know so far about these upcoming smartphones.
Huawei Nova 7 series design
It looks like we’re right all along. A leaked poster reveals their key specs and design. And as you can see, it bears a lot of resemblance to the Huawei P40 series.
However, it’s not clear which of the Nova 7 devices was featured in the poster. Although, it has the familiar rectangular camera bump on the back that holds four sensors in a vertical orientation. The LED flash is also in there.
A dual-camera is placed on the front, peeking from a punch-hole on the top left. You can also see that the screen is curved for better ergonomics.
The Nova 7 series will be available in Red, Purple, and White, with a unique sunrise-like reflection that we saw on the Huawei Nova 5T.
Huawei Nova 7 series specs
As you know, the three Nova 7 variants will be positioned in different price segments in the market. First, there’s the high-end Huawei Nova 7 Pro. It’s said that this device will feature a Kirin 990 5G processor, which is the same processor found on the P40 Pro Plus.
As we’re digging further, we suspect that the Nova 7 series will be the rebranded versions of the Honor 30 series that came out just recently. The Honor 30 Pro has the same Kirin 990 5G processor and an identical curved screen with a dual-punch hole.
With that, we also expect the Nova 7 Pro to have the same 32-megapixel and 8-megapixel ultra-wide front cameras. Plus a camera setup on the back led by a 40-megapixel primary shooter.
It may also have a 4,000mAh battery, with 40 wired and 27W wireless fast charging. A 6.57-inch FHD” OLED screen is seen on the front, with an in-display fingerprint scanner built-in.
Meanwhile, the vanilla Huawei Nova 7 series is expected to come with a Kirin 985 5G processor. This is the new processor found on the Honor 30.
The leaked poster also hints at a 50x zoom feature — which means that it will have a periscope-style 5x optical zoom. Although, it’s not clear if this camera is for the Nova 7 Pro, the vanilla Nova 7, or both.
The Nova 7 is also expected to have dual punch-hole selfie cameras on top of the 6.53-inch OLED screen. The Honor 30 only has a single selfie camera, so we suspect the second front shooter on the Nova 7 will only be a depth sensor instead of ultra-wide.
To further set it apart from the Pro model, the fast wireless charging will be replaced with a regular 5W capacity. Although, the 4,000mAh battery and 40W wired fast charging will be kept.
Meanwhile, the cheaper Huawei Nova 7 SE is rumored to come with a Kirin 820 processor, which is also used on the Honor 30s.
Unlike the first two, the Honor 30s a flatter screen. But on the upside, it still has pretty packed cameras on the back. There are the 64-megapixel main shooter and two 8-megapixel sensors for the telephoto and ultra-wide, respectively.
The 4,000mAh battery and 40W fast charging was kept, but the wireless charging has been completely removed. The OLED panel was also downgraded to an IPS panel, prompting for a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.
All three devices will have 5G connectivity. Although select markets might get the 4G-only model.
Huawei Nova 7 series pricing
Rumor has it that the Nova 7 will be priced at around CNY2,000 (~Php14,300) to CNY3,000 (~Php21,500).
The Nova 7 Pro as around CNY3,500 (~Php25,100) to CNY4,000 (~Php28,700), while the Nova 7 SE will be at CNY3,500 (~Php25,100).
Release date and availability of the Huawei Nova 7 series
Huawei just confirmed on their official Weibo page that the Huawei Nova 7, 7 Pro, and 7 SE will be launching in China on April 23, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we expect it to be a live stream-only event.
We’ll have more details about the Huawei Nova 7 series once they are out, so stay tuned for that.