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Huawei Nova 2: Information and rumors

Why it issues to you

The unique Huawei Nova smartphone had a number of issues, however the sequel is shaping as much as treatment a number of of them.

The Huawei Nova and Nova Plus had been introduced in September 2016, and whereas we appreciated the gorgeous minimalist design and wonderful digicam, we weren’t fairly so taken with the shaky software program and excessive worth. Rumors are spreading Huawei is getting ready the Nova 2 vary for launch, and it could come sooner somewhat than later. Right here’s all the things we predict we find out about them thus far.

Design

A collection of promotional posters leaked on the Chinese social network Weibo could give us a clue in regards to the Nova 2’s design. If the pictures are correct portrayals of the Nova 2’s design, then it’s clear Huawei is taking loads of inspiration from the P10 and P10 Plus, together with using two digicam lenses.

This leaked poster reveals as much as 4 totally different colours — a inexperienced, a pink, a blue, and presumably a black mannequin. Huawei used blue and inexperienced to nice impact on the P10, the place it labored with colour consultants Pantone to give you the appears to be like. It’s not clear if the black Nova 2 within the picture is identical colour throughout, as solely the entrance is pictured.

A more in-depth have a look at the cellphone reveals the Nova 2 could use the identical antenna band structure because the P10, the place it curves across the prime and backside of the gadget. A fingerprint sensor is mounted on the rear panel, which shifts away from the P10’s design, and repeats the look of the unique Nova.

Earlier than the poster leak, a cellphone mentioned to be the Nova 2 handed via the TENAA industry regulator in China, and the pictured gadget appears to be like an identical to the one proven within the promo posters.

Specs

The Nova collection telephones are midrange units, so anticipate the sequels to function related specs. The Nova 2 is rumored to have a 5.2-inch display screen, barely bigger than the unique’s 5-inch show, with a 1920 x 1080 pixel decision. It’s attainable Huawei gained’t use one other Qualcomm Snapdragon processor — the Snapdragon 625 is contained in the Nova — and as an alternative swap it for one among its personal Kirin 658 chips, additionally used within the P10 Lite.

Huawei has mastered the artwork of dual-camera lenses on its telephones, and appears to proceed the development on the Nova 2. Rumors place the rear cameras at 12 megapixels every, bringing them extra in step with the Honor 8 Pro, than the P10. Across the entrance, the Nova 2 could have a 20-megapixel selfie digicam. A three,000mAh battery could energy the gadget.

Though nothing has been rumored, we’re hoping the Nova 2 telephones could have Android 7.zero Nougat with the revitalized and vastly improved EMUI person interface on board.

Launch date and worth

In 2016, Huawei launched the Nova telephones throughout the IFA know-how commerce present in Berlin. Regardless of the Nova telephones being lower than a 12 months outdated, a teaser picture has been noticed on-line indicating the Nova 2 collection could arrive on May 26. Whereas it’s attainable, Huawei is holding an event on May 24, which can reveal the new MateBook, somewhat than new smartphones.

What could occur, is the brand new Nova telephones will launch solely in China, the place all of the teaser and rumors have targeted on presently. The Nova 2’s worth could begin on the native equal of round $360.

We’ll maintain you up to date on the Huawei Nova 2 right here, so verify again typically.