As a major player in the Chinese and global smartphone scene, it is safe to say that no mediocre product ever has the emblem of Huawei. The brand’s newest mobile tech piece is not like any other smartphone you’ve seen before (except for the Samsung Galaxy A8s); it’s got a HOLE in the screen. No, the screen is not perforated or something, but to give the screen of your smartphone more real estate, Huawei embedded the selfie camera in a Nova 4 punch hole.
The predecessor used a rectangular clamp above the display to house the selfie camera and other sensors. However, the Huawei Nova 4 deals more effectively with the front camera problem. Moreover, it also has sporting features that put the upper midrange smartphone ecosystem far ahead of competition. This could also be the last smartphone release of Huawei in 2018. But there are still a few days, again, for surprises you know?
Huawei Nova 4 Key Specifications
- Dimension: 157 x 75.1 x 7.8 mm (6.18 x 2.96 x 0.31 in)
- Weight: 172 grams
- Display: 6.4-inch Full HD+ 19.25:9 display ~398 ppi
- Front-facing (selfie) camera: 25MP f/2.0
- Rear camera: 20MP + 16MP + 2MP
- Memory (RAM): 8GB
- ROM: 128GB
- Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 970 octa-core (4x Cortex A73 2.36GHz + 4x Cortex A53 1.8GHz) CPU
- GPU: Mali-G72 MP12 GPU with Huawei GPU Turbo
- Battery: 3750 mAh non-removable battery with 18W fast charge
- Sensors: Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Design and Build
On the outside, the Huawei Nova 4 is all premium shades. Huawei’s smartphone design nearly never disappoints. The Nova 4 is available in four different color variants (Blue, Black, Pearl White and Bright Red), all of which are covered in a special nano-texture layer that gives the device the reflective appearance in contact with light. The slimness (7.7 mm) and light weight (172 grams) of this device is another aspect of love for its overall construction.
The screen takes approximately 94 percent of the property on the front with the selfie camera embedded in a circular punch hole and the tiny front earpiece still at the top of the screen. The volume rockers and the power button are on the right, while a three – camera setup is at the top – left corner on the back. Two of the three rear – facing sensors are grouped in one panel, while the third sensor is seated alone, just above the LED.
There are other good sides to the Huawei Nova 4 (actually there are many of them), but the display is one of the most frequently mentioned. The quality of the display, the edge to edge design, the ultra-slim and almostnon-existent bezels are some of the screen features that make the Nova 4 worth trying.
The device comes with a 6.4-inch display with FHD+ (1080 x 2310 pixels) resolution and pixel density of 398 ppi all fitted into an aspect ratio of 19.25:9. His predecessor, Nova 3, has a slightly longer appearance ratio (19.5:9). The device also has a screen-to-body ratio of 86% on the paper
Processor and Storage
The Huawei Nova 4 is not powered by the latest HiSilicon Kirin 980 from the company, which powered its 2018 flagship (Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro) but the Kirin 970 supplied by this device, coupled with the Mali-G72 GPU (with Huawei’s GPU Turbo) and massive 8 GB of RAM, should be sufficient to produce flagship performance either during light use such as multitasking or for heavy tasks such as graphic-int play.
In addition to the 8 GB of RAM, users are stuck with the built-in 128 GB internal storage system because there is no SD card slot to expand storage.
Camera and Software
Things get exciting in the camera department when you have the device. The Huawei Nova 4 comes with three back and one up front camera sensors. You should know that the Nova 4 comes in two different versions based on the configuration of the rear camera. The base version has a 20MP f/1.8 primary + 16MP f/2.2 secondary + 2MP f/2.4 tertiary sensor on the rear and a 48MP+ 16MP + 2MP sensor configuration on the higher version with the same aperture as the base version. The only difference is the first camera. The Huawei Nova 4 is the first smartphone to play 48MP camera ever.
The Huawei Nova 4 is running the Android Pie 9.0 out of the box on the software side. Unlike Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL or UMIDIGI F1, however, the Nova 4 Android Pie will be laced with Huawei’s EMUI 9.0.1 UI in its unadulterated, pure and stock form.
In order to keep the Nova 4 up and running, Huawei has embedded a 3,750mAh Lithium – Ion battery. In addition, to ensure that you do not charge the device all day long, the Huawei Nova 4 supports 18W fast charging.
Price and Availability
The Nova 4 is announced officially by the manufacturer. It will not be sold until 15 January 2019. The OEM takes
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