Huawei had announced its Nova and Nova Plus smartphones at IFA earlier this year, and now the first one has been launched in China. The Huawei Nova comes in two memory variants, one with 3GB RAM / 32GB onboard storage and another with 4GB RAM / 64Gb onboard storage. There is a microSD card slot here to expand storage though, if you were wondering.
If you look at the design of the phone, it clearly resembles the Nexus 6P from last year with its metal body which has a visor for the camera bump on the back. The fingerprint sensor too can be seen in a similar position as on the Nexus device. But the Huawei Nova comes with a smaller 5-inch 1080p display which is covered in 2.5D curved glass.
You also get a 12MP rear camera here with PDAF, larger 1.25 micron pixel size for better low light performance. Given that the Snapdragon 625 SoC is capable of recording 4K videos, we may see the same on the Nova.
There's a 3020 mAh battery inside which is non-removable and charges over the USB Type-C port of the smartphone. At present there is no word on fast charging. On the connectivity front you will get dual-SIM 4G VoLTE support, dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 LE.
The Huawei Nova in China has been priced at 2099 Yuan or about $310 (Rs. 20800) at current exchange rates for the 3GB RAM variant while the 4GB RAM variant will be available for 2399 Yuan ($355 or Rs. 23800).