A few months into 2020, Huawei took the cover off the Nova 7 SE smartphone. It arrived as the base member of the Huawei Nova 7 family.
Today, after lots of waiting, the tech brand officially unveiled the Huawei Nova 8 SE. The launch event, which took place offline, revealed the two chipset editions of the much-anticipated Huawei Nova 8 SE.
The Nova 8 SE features some cutting-edge upgrades, unlike its predecessor. It arrives with an OLED panel as against the LCD on the Nova 7 SE.
It also has support for the same rapid charging technology featured on the Huawei Mate 40 series smartphones.
The Nova 8 SE comes with a 6.53-inch OLED screen that has a 20:9 aspect ratio and supports a Full HD+ resolution. It arrives with an under-display fingerprint scanner for unlocking the device.
On the inside, the Dimensity 720 chipset drives the base model of the all-new Huawei Nova 8 SE. The processor has support for 4G + 5G dual SIM connectivity.
Meanwhile, the higher variant of the Nova 8 SE features the Dimensity 800U processor. It allows for 5G + 5G connectivity.
Both variants of the Nova 8 SE feature 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 128GB of UFS 2.1 storage. It offers the user with storage expansion via a dedicated MicroSD card slot.
However, the two chipset variants of the Huawei Nova 8 SE carry the same specifications despite the different processors.
The Nova 8 SE has a 16-megapixel front-facing shooter that allows the user to take selfies and make video calls.
On the backside, the Nova 8 SE packs a square-shaped module that houses the rear quad-camera system.
The module consists of a 64-megapixel primary lens followed by an ultrawide 8-megapixel shooter, a 2-megapixel macro snapper, and a 2-megapixel depth assist sensor.
For software, the handset boots to the EMUI 10.1 UI based on Android 10 OS.
The Nova 8 SE shelters a 3,800mAh battery that supports 66W fast charging tech.
It supports connectivity options like dual SIM, 5G, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, GPS, Bluetooth 5.1, USB-C, and a 3.5mm audio jack.
In China, the Huawei Nova 8 SE Dimensity 720 varinat costs 2,599 Yuan (~$391), and the Dimensity 800U variant retails for 2,699 Yuan (~$406).
The Nova 8 SE will be available for pickup in silver moon start, magic night black, and sakura snow clear sky.