Huawei scheduled an official event to introduce the Nova 3 to the public on 18th July 2018, but they went further place the phone for pre-order on VMall, thereby unveiling it before the set date. As usual, the device has some special features that will appease users. Read on as see the Huawei Nova 3 full specifications and features, as well as its price pre-order details and release dates.
Huawei Nova 3 Features
The new Huawei Nova 3 has a Kirin 970 chipset coupled with a massive 6GB RAM. It is tall screen and two dual camera setups. The chipset is made up a Cortex-A73 quad-cluster at 2.4 GHz for performance and four more Cortex-A53 cores at 1.8GHz for low-powered tasks. It has a 128GB internal storage and a 3750mAh battery that comes with typical Super Charge by Huawei.
The Huawei Nova 3 might look like the Huawei P20 Lite, but it is slightly bigger in size. It has a 6.3 inch LCD display with Full HD+ resolution and a 19:9 aspect ratio. The body dimensions are 157 x 73.7 x 7.3 mm and it weighs just 166 grams. It has a fingerprint scanner at the back which performs the same function as every Huawei sensor you can ever think of.
The dual camera setup at the back of the Huawei Nova 3 is the same as that of the Honor 10, which is a 16MP RGB sensor with f/1.8 aperture and a secondary 24MP Monochrome snapper with the same lens. At the front, you will also find a dual selfie camera setup situated at the notch on both sides of the ear piece. The primary is a 24MP camera and the secondary a 2MP sensor which take care of all the Portrait photos.
Huawei manufactures its phones with EMUI and the Huawei Nova 3 came out-of-the-box with the latest 8.2 version based on Android Oreo 8.1. It brings GPU Turbo feature and also has 3D Qmoji that looks totally original and nothing like Animoji by Apple, Omoji by Oppo, AR Emoji by Samsung etc. There is also plenty of AI capabilities that come both from the UI and the chipset, including scene recognition and app optimization.
Huawei Nova 3 Specifications
|Technology||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE|
|2G bands||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2|
|CDMA 800 & TD-SCDMA|
|3G bands||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100|
|4G bands||LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 8(900), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)|
|Status||Coming soon. Exp. release 2018, July 20th|
|Dimensions||157 x 73.7 x 7.3 mm (6.18 x 2.90 x 0.29 in)|
|Weight||166 g (5.86 oz)|
|SIM||Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Type||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||6.3 inches, 97.4 cm2 (~84.2% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~409 ppi density)|
|– EMUI 8.2|
|OS||Android 8.1 (Oreo)|
|Chipset||Hisilicon Kirin 970|
|CPU||Octa-core (4×2.4 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)|
|Card slot||microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)|
|Internal||64/128 GB, 6 GB RAM|
|Primary||Dual: 16 MP (f/1.8) + 24 MP B/W (f/1.8), gyro-EIS (1080p), PDAF, LED flash|
|Features||Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama|
|Secondary||Dual: 24 MP + 2 MP (no AF, depth sensor)|
|Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||4.2, A2DP, LE, EDR, aptX HD|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|USB||2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM|
|– Fast battery charging 18W
– MP4/H.264 player
– MP3/eAAC+/WAV/Flac player
– Document viewer
– Photo/video editor
|Non-removable Li-Po 3750 mAh battery|
|Colours||Black, Blue, Purple, Gold|
Huawei Nova 3 Price, Pre-order and Release Dates
The Huawei Nova 3 price was not revealed by the VMall listing, so there is no official price at the moment. The phone will be available in four different colours; Nebula Purple, Black, Primrose Gold, and Aqua Blue.
Pre-order for the Nova 3 is on and it ends on the 19th of July 2018. The phone will be officially released on 20th July 2018, of which it will be available for purchase in both online and offline stores.