Huawei has joined the newest trend in the smartphone industry – the in-display front camera by announcing the Huawei Nova 4 today in China. Apparently, the key attraction of the device is its cameras and the punch hole display design as we saw from the leaks and teasers.
The Huawei Nova 4 comes with a 6.4 inch IPS LCD display with 2310 x 1080 pixel resolution. The handset runs on Kirin 970 chipset with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage.
There will be two variants for the device. The base model will pack a triple rear camera setup in which the primary lens is a 20 MP sensor with f/1.8 aperture, a secondary 16 MP f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle sensor, and a 2 MP f/2.4 depth sensor. On the front, the in-display camera will be a 25 MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture.
On the other hand, the more premium model of the Huawei Nova 4 comes with a 48 MP sensor replacing the 20 MP sensor seen on the base model. The other two sensors will remain unchanged on both the models.
The camera hole on this device appears to be smaller than the one seen on the Samsung Galaxy A8s which would mean Huawei won the competition for the better implementation of the in-display camera. But, we’ll have to wait and test the handset to conclude how well both devices perform in terms of real-world experience.
In terms of software, the device will run on Google’s latest Android 9.0 with EMUI 9.0.1 on top. The handset will draw juice from a 3,750 mAh battery with support for up to 18W fast charging.
The premium model with 48 MP camera will be launched first in China at a price of CNY 3,400 (~₹35,000) while the base model with 20 MP model will cost CNY 3,100 (~₹32,000). The device is expected to be launched in India and Europe a while after it gets launched in China.
Huawei Nova 4 Specifications
- 6.4-inch IPS LCD display with 2310 x 1080 pixel resolution
- Kirin 970 chipset
- 8 GB RAM
- 128 GB internal storage
- 48/20 MP +16 MP+ 2 MP triple cameras
- 25 MP front camera
- 3,750 mAh battery with 18W fast charging
- EMUI 9.0.1 based on Android 9.0