The Huawei Nova 3 was listed last week Wednesday by the brand as another version of the Huawei P20 Lite. Just yesterday, a Liter version known as the Huawei Nova 3i was announced in the Philippines. Unlike its other variants, the new phone came with 4GB RAM, primary dual camera setup made up of 16MP + 2MP, and another 24MP + 2MP combo for taking selfies. Check out the Huawei Nova 3i full specifications, price, pre-order details and availability.
Huawei Nova 3i Features
The Huawei Nova 3i is the first smartphone that came with the new Kirin 710 SoC built on the 12nm process by HiSilicon. The chipset has four Cortex-A73 clocked at 2.2GHz and four more Cortex-A53 clocked at 1.7GHz for power efficiency. The display of the Nova 3i is a 6.3 inch LCD with Full HD+ resolution and a 19:9 aspect ratio like the original Nova 3.
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The Huawei Nova 3i came in only one model number INE-LX2, and it has 128GB storage, which can be expanded up to 256GB via the use of a micro SD card slot. It also came with the Android Oreo 8.1 operating system, topped with Huawei’s EMUI 8.1. The company also made a promise of it having AI features of the interface and GPU Turbo mode out-of-the-box.
Connectivity of the Huawei Nova 3i is limited to Wi-Fi 80211b/g/n at 2.4 GHz and Bluetooth 4.2. Though the phone have a 3.5mm audio jack, it also came with a micro USB with no Super Charge support. The Nova 3i battery has 3340mAh capacity, and it allows regular 10W charging. See its full specs below.
Huawei Nova 3i Specifications
|Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|2G bands||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2|
|3G bands||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100|
|4G bands||LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 2(1900), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500)|
|Status||Coming soon. Exp. release 2018, July 28th|
|Dimensions||157.6 x 75.2 x 7.6 mm (6.20 x 2.96 x 0.30 in)|
|Weight||169 g (5.96 oz)|
|SIM||Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Type||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||6.3 inches, 97.4 cm2 (~82.2% 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 710|
|CPU||Octa-core (4×2.2 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)|
|Card slot||microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)|
|Internal||128 GB, 4 GB RAM|
|Primary||Dual: 16 MP (f/2.2, PDAF) + 2 MP (depth sensor), LED flash|
|Features||Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama|
|Secondary||Dual: 24 MP + 2 MP (depth sensor)|
|Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||4.2, A2DP, LE, EDR, aptX HD|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|USB||microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM|
|– Battery charging 10W|
– MP4/H.264 player
– MP3/eAAC+/WAV/Flac player
– Document viewer
– Photo/video editor
|Non-removable Li-Ion 3340 mAh battery|
|Colours||Black, Pearl White, Iris Purple|
|Price||About 300 EUR|
Huawei Nova 3i Pre-order Details and Availability
The Huawei Nova 3i is available for online pre-order at the Filipino retailer Lazada, or other offline stores. Every customer pre-ordering the phone from the 19th of July to 27th July 2018, will receive a free Bluetooth speaker that usually costs PHP2,990 (approximately $55 or €50).
Huawei Nova 3i Price
The Huawei Nova 3i price in Philippine goes for just PHP15,990, which is about $300 in the United States and €260 in Europe. The phone will be available in three colours; White, Black, and Iris Purple.
Nova 2i was one of the most popular mid-range smartphones. Barely a year later and they have already released its successor, the Nova 3i, along with its more powerful sibling the Nova 3. With the competition in the mid-range segment now more intense than ever, can Huawei do another home run with the Nova 3i? Let’s see! As they used the same formula with the Nova 3i but gave the hardware and design a significant bump. Huawei is the having a great year so far. The company recently replaced Apple to be the second largest smartphone company in the world, following Samsung. It doesn’t come as a big surprise though. The company has been constantly innovating with its smartphones, offering the right combination of both looks and features. A good example of this is the Huawei P20 Pro, which is also the first mainstream smartphone to come with a triple-camera setup at the back.