Another day, another nova smartphone. Huawei has launched the successor to the nova 5 series, obviously touting the name Huawei nova 6.
Apart from the Huawei Mate X and the Mate 30 series, this is the first nova series to ever have a 5G model included in the lineup. Let’s take a look at the phone’s specifications to see what has been changed or upgraded.
Huawei nova 6
Powered by Huawei’s flagship Kirin 990 processor built on the 7nm technology, the Huawei nova 6 packs 8GB of RAM with up to 256GB of storage. For its graphics, it’s using the 16-core Mali-G76 MP16 GPU. For its display, it has a large 6.57-inch FHD+ display (2400 x 1080) with a notch on the top left to house the selfie cameras.
Yes, there are two selfie cameras now, consisting of a 32MP main sensor with an 8MP sensor beside it. The Huawei nova 6 5G’s selfie camera has also achieved a selfie score of 100 from DxOmark. This makes the nova 6 5G the first smartphone to ever achieve a three-digit score for selfie in DxoMark’s books. As for the rear camera system, the Huawei nova 6 has a 40MP main sensor, with an 8MP ultra-wide angle sensor, and an 8MP telephoto sensor with OIS – 5x hybrid zoom, 30x digital zoom.
As for video capabilities, the Huawei nova 6 can capture up to 4K 60fps videos complete with electronic image stabilisation (EIS). In addition, it also has next-generation GPU Turbo with dual-tube liquid cooling onboard to further keep the phone cool.
Huawei nova 6 5G
On the Huawei nova 6 5G, it has all the same hardware as the standard nova 6, but includes the Balong 5000 modem which gives it 5G capabilities.
Apart from that, it also has a slightly larger battery at 4,200mAh while the standard nova 6 only has a 4,100mAh battery. Both capable of 40W charging.
Pricing and Availability
The Huawei nova 6 series is priced at:
- Huawei nova 6 – 8GB + 128GB – RMB3,199
- Huawei nova 6 5G – 8GB + 128GB – RMB3,799
- Huawei nova 6 5G – 8GB + 256GB – RMB4,199
It is currently already up for pre-order in China. There is no news yet on when it will be made available in Malaysia, but stay tuned to The AXO for when more info on the nova 6 series gets released.