Huawei Nova 5i Pro launched in China

Huawei Nova 5i Pro is the new smartphone to come out of Huawei’s Nova lineup. Conforming to the press render leaked recently, the new phone sports a square-shaped camera panel at the back. This way, it deviates from its brethren viz., Nova 5 and Nova 5 Pro, which had launched back in June.

Huawei Nova 5i Pro highlights

The key highlight besides the camera setup is the 7nm based octa-core Kirin 810 processor helming it. This is backed by up to 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage. You can further expand the storage using a micro-SD card up to 256GB. Huawei has slapped it’s EMUI 9.1 based off Android 9.0 Pie atop this hardware.

Huawei Nova 5i Pro launched in China

Coming back to its back camera, we have a 48MP primary camera with f/1.8 aperture, paired with an 8MP wide-angle lens, a 2MP macro camera and another 2MP depth sensor. They stay on a square island, which looks like the one on Huawei Mate 20 Pro (review).

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The front camera houses a 32MP (f/2.0) selfie sensor. Both cameras front and back features night mode, HDR, portrait mode, and AI optimizations. Speaking of its residence, the front display is a 6.26-inch full HD+ LCD panel with a punch-hole. It boasts the TUV Rheinland certification against Bluelight emission and also complies with the DCI-P3 color gamut.

The phone draws from a 4,000mAh battery that supports 22.5W fast charging.

Huawei Nova 5i Pro Price and Availability

The Nova 5i Pro is currently launched in the home market, ie., China. The company is yet to reveal about global (including India) availability. It might hit some global markets under Mate 30 Lite moniker.

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The Nova 5i Pro 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant is priced at 2,299 Yuan (roughly Rs 23,100) and the 8GB RAM + 256GB storage variant at 2,499 Yuan (around Rs 25,100). The pre-booking starts today in China. The Nova 5i Pro first sale will be on August 5th. It is available in Midnight Black, Aurora, and Emerald Green colors.


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