Huawei is continuing its 2018 stride with the release of a new mid-range smartphone — the Nova 3. The Huawei Nova 3 is the successor to last year’s Huawei Nova 2 and as expected, comes with more improved specs and features.
The first noticeable introduction on the Nova 3 is new 3D double curved glass on both the sides of the device. As a cherry on the cake, the glass on the rear features high refractive index and comes in four color variants: Black, Light Blue, Primrose Gold, and Blue-violet.
Another notable feature of the Huawei Nova 3 is the AI-powered Kirin 970 chipset which comes with 8 cores that can clock up to 2.36GHz. The device also uses its latest native “GPU Turbo” technology which confers the device with increased graphics processing efficiency for running heavy smartphone games smoothly while using little battery power.
Camera-wise, the Huawei Nova 3 follows in the footsteps of the Huawei Nova 2S by sporting a total of four cameras but with more advanced features. For example, the 24MP + 2MP front facing sensors supports IR face unlocks as well as 3D face recognition which can be used to authenticate and verify payments. The selfie cameras also come with AI-powered beauty enhance mode.
The Huawei Nova 3 comes in a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and in a wide 6.3-inch full view display with 2340 x 1080p resolution and a display notch. Other highlight features of the Nova 3 include a rear-facing fingerprint sensor, 6GB of RAM, 64/128GB internal storage, Android Oreo v8.1, 16MP +24MP dual rear camera setup (Color + B/W sensors) with f/1.8 aperture lens, micro SD card slot, 3.5mm headphone jack, 3,750mAh non-removable battery, and USB-C port.
The Huawei Nova 3 is expected to officially go on sale today (July 19) for about $450 USD.