Huawei announces three new phones in the midst of continuing uncertainty

Huawei has announced three new devices, the Nova 5, Nova 5 Pro, and Nova 5i, in addition to a brand new 7nm Kirin 810 chipset, reports GizmoChina. The launch is because Huawei still sees an uncertain future outside of China after Google suspended its Android license last month, which means that it is unclear how long these phones will continue to receive Android updates. It is also uncertain if and how long these phones would have access to the Google Play Store if they were released outside of China.


The new Kirin 810 chipset can be found in the Nova 5, while the more expensive Nova 5 Pro has the flagship Kirin 980 processor that can be found in Huawei & P39's Pro30 and Mate 20. The new Kirin 810 chipset eight cores such as the Kirin 980, but two of the powerful cores of the 980 have been replaced by energy-efficient small cores. It is unclear whether this will be the latest ARM-designed chip from Huawei, after the chip designer broke ties with Huawei last month. The amount of storage and RAM also differ between the two phones. The Nova 5 has 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage space, while the Nova 5 Pro has 8 GB of RAM and can be configured with up to 256 GB of storage space.

The Nova 5i is the cheaper of the three devices and has a perforation display.
Image: Huawei

Otherwise the Nova 5 and Nova 5 Pro are two very similar devices. Each has a 6.39-inch OLED screen with a small notch in water droplets and they have a quad camera array at the rear, consisting of a 48-megapixel primary sensor, 16-megapixel ultra-wide sensor, 2-megapixel depth sensor and a 2-megapixel macro sensor. They both have 3,500 mAh batteries, USB-C charging ports, built-in fingerprint scanners and headphone inputs. Interestingly, both handsets also come with microSD card readers uncertainty surrounding Huawei & # 39; s membership in the SD Association.

At the bottom of the line-up is the Nova 5i. Instead of a gear, this phone has a perforation display, and it also has a slower Kiri 710 processor. Although the quad camera array is held on the back, it lowers the resolution to 24 megapixels for the main sensor and 8 megapixels for the ultra-wide camera, and has an LCD screen instead of an OLED screen.

The three phones are currently being launched in China at the end of the month. The Nova 5 comes on June 20 with a starting price of 2,799 yuan (around $ 407), while the 5 Pro and 5i will be available later on June 28 with starting prices of 2,990 yuan (around $ 436) and 2199 yuan (around $ 320) . Huawei has yet to announce prices or availability of the handsets outside of China. That is a good thing, because although the company is confronted with this uncertainty, you probably have to avoid buying its phones.

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