The Huawei Nova 8i is a new budget smartphone that was announced in Malaysia. The phone’s quick specification includes 66W fast charging, 64MP Quad Cameras, and an Edgeless display.
Where to Buy Huawei Nova 8i
Jumia Nigeria – See Offers | Jumia Kenya – See Offers | Jumia Ghana – See Offers
It is the affordable version of the Nova 8 series with a price tag of RM1299(~$312) for the sole 8GB RAM and 128GB storage variant.
Huawei Nova 8i Key Specs & Features
6.67 inches IPS LCD Display, 1080 x 2376 pixels (~391 ppi)
Android 10, EMUI 11
Octa-core Qualcomm SM6115 Snapdragon 662 (11 nm)
6GB, 8GB RAM
128GB Built-in Storage up to 256GB Memory
64 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP Quad Rear Cameras
16 MP Front Camera
4G LTE Network
Fast Charging 66W
Non-Removable Li-Po 4300 mAh Battery
Design and Display
The Huawei Nova 8i comes with a modern body that is wrapped with glass. The device’s premium material and curved edges give it a nice and attractive look. It also maintains a smooth panel with a cycle cameras setup and an LED flash. It measures 161.9 x 74.7 x 8.6 mm in dimension and weighs 190 grams.
The Nova 8i parades an alluring chassis that offers a 6.67-inch Edgeless LCD. The screen punch-hole produces an FHD+(2376 x 1080 pixels) resolution. The “Edgeless design” gives it a unique look which is all thanks to its super-thin bezels. It also features a 180Hz touch sampling rate for a smoother touch response while gaming.
As for the camera setup, the Huawei Nova 8i is blessed with a rear holding a quad-camera system. The camera starts with a 64MP primary lens with an f/1.9 aperture, an 8MP ultra-wide lens, a 2MP depth sensor, and lastly a 2MP macro unit.
The front side boasts a 16MP selfie camera with an f/2.0 aperture. The main camera features LED flash, Panorama, HDR, and 1080p videos.
Hardware and Software
The Huawei Nova 8i packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 chipset based on an 11nm process node with an octa-core processor clocking at a speed of 4×2.0 GHz. It has Adreno 610 GPU and is powered by EMUI 11 with an Android 10 OS but no Google Play Services. The SOC is coupled with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage.
Battery and Network
The Huawei Nova 8i houses a 4,300mAh battery with a 66W fast charging support. The company claims that the phone can go from 0% to 100% in 38 minutes.
The connectivity options includes 4G LTE, Bluetooth v5.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4 GHz/ 5GHZ support. You will also get an mm headphone jack for music needs and a Type-C port for charging and data transfer.
There are special Huawei-only features like Huawei MeeTime, which is a video chatting application from Huawei. The handset also has Photo Safe Sharing and Huawei AppGallery support for installing Apps since there is no Google Play Store support.
Huawei Nova 8i Price and Availability
The Huawei Nova 8i will sell for $312 and will be available in Blue, Moonlight Silver, and Starry Black color variants.
In Nigeria, the smartphone will cost 128,000 Naira, about 1,900 Ghs in Ghana, and 35,000 Ksh in Kenya.
Huawei Nova 8i Specs
Here are a few specs of the Huawei Nova 8i:
Platform: Android 10, EMUI 11, no Google Play Services
Processor: Qualcomm SM6115 Snapdragon 662 (11 nm), Octa-core (4×2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver)
GPU: Adreno 610
Memory: 6GB, 8GB RAM
Colours: Moonlight Silver, Interstellar Blue, Starry Black
Dimension: 161.9 x 74.7 x 8.6 mm
Weight: 190 g
SIM Type: Nano-SIM, dual stand-by
SIM Count: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Display: 6.67 inches IPS LCD Display, 1080 x 2376 pixels (~391 ppi)
Screen Protection: Yes
Foldable Display: No
Rear Camera: 64 MP, f/1.9, 26mm (wide), PDAF + 8 MP, f/2.4, 120˚, 17mm (ultrawide) + 2 MP, f/2.4, (macro) + 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth) Quad Cameras, [email protected]
Rear Camera Features: LED flash, Panorama, HDR
Front Camera: 16 MP Camera, f/2.0, (wide)
Built-in Storage: 128GB
Memory Card Support: Yes
Bundled Cloud Storage: Yes
2G GSM: Yes, GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
2G CDMA 1X: Yes
3G WCDMA: Yes, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100
3G CDMA EVDO: Yes
4G LTE: Yes, 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41
internet & Connectivity
CDMA EVDO: Yes
4G LTE: Yes
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
Infrared Blaster: No
USB Port: USB Type-C 2.0
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push Emails: Yes
Email Protocol: Yes
Music Player: Yes
Video Player: Yes
FM Radio: Yes
3.5mm Jack: Yes
Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
Sensors & Control
Digital Compass: Yes
Proximity Sensor: Yes
Light Sensor: Yes
Heart Rate Monitor: No
Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (Side)
Iris Scanner: No
Face Unlock: Yes
Stylus Pen: No
Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
Voice Control: Yes
Video Streaming: Yes
Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
Wireless Charging: No
Built-in Mobile Payment: No
Water Resistant: No
Dust Resistant: Yes
Image Editor: Yes
Video Editor: Yes
Document Viewer: Yes
Document Editor: Yes
Battery: Li-Po 4300 mAh, non-removable Battery
Standby Time: –
Fast Charging: Fast charging 66W, 60% in 17 min, 100% in 38 min (advertised)
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