The best mid-range smartphones of 2018 have just emerged a new contender. If only a few days ago we knew the, a high-end disguised as a cheap phone, today we have to welcome your little brother, the Nova 3i , which has just been presented by the Shenzhen giant through its official website.
The terminal follows the philosophy of the other models of the brand presented in 2018, although it brings novelties to the panorama of the current android mid-range, such as the new Kirin 710 processor , with which Huawei intends to fight face-to-face with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 710, as well as a four-camera system that relies on the AI to improve the photographic capabilities of the smartphone.
Huawei Nova 3i, all the information
You probably will not be able to distinguish at a glance this Huawei Nova 3i from the own Nova 3, or from the Huawei P20 Lite, or from the Honor 10 … Yes, its design is practically traced to the other models of the brand presented over the past few months: the aluminum and glass chassis is repeated, the color degraded at the back and the big screen without just frames with a “notch” on top. That, however, does not necessarily have to be a negative point.
Speaking of his screen, we are facing a 6.3-inch IPS panel with Full HD + resolution , whose upper part uses the now famous notch to house the front sensors and the loudspeaker.
To give life to its interior is in charge, as I said at the beginning, the Kirin 710 that debuts next to this Nova 3i. This is Huawei’s response to Snapdragon 710 from Qualcomm, although seeing the data cold We could conclude that we are facing a chip somewhat inferior to the model of the Californian. On a technical level, we are facing a 12-nanometer processor and 8 Cortex A73 high-performance 4-core and 4 Cortex A53 energy-saving, which are supported by a Neuronal processing unit similar to the Kirin 970 . On this occasion, in addition, it is accompanied by a module 4 GB of RAM, and an internal 128 GB flash memory , figure that can be expanded up to 256 GB through microSD cards.
To keep the lights on, Huawei resorts to a 3.340 mAh battery, compatible with brand’s own fast charging technology . Unfortunately, the brand has not dared to make the leap to USB Type C, and we find a single microUSB port that, if that were not enough, is based on USB 2.0 technology.
At the photographic level, the Nova 3i takes out chest with a system of two rear cameras, 16 and 2 megapixels respectively , which combined are able to capture photographs with portrait mode. They also take advantage of the artificial intelligence of the processor, through an intelligent scene recognition mode. As for the front, two other cameras, in this case 24 and 2 megapixels , not only promise quality selfies, but will be used for the brand’s own facial unlocking system, as well as for QMojis , the answer – or copy – of Huawei to the Animojis of Apple.
|Huawei Nova 3i||Specifications|
|Dimensions||157.6 x 75.2 x 7.6 mm. 169 grams|
|screen||6.3 inches IPS|
|Resolution and density||Full HD + 2340 x 1080 pixels, 409 PPI. 19.5: 9|
|Processor||HiSilicon Kirin 710 8-core, 4 x Cortex A73 2.2 GHz + 4 x Cortex A53 1.7 GHz|
|OS||Android 8.1 Oreo under EMUI 8.2|
|Storage||128 GB expandable|
|Cameras||Rear dual 16 + 2 MP f / 2.2 with PDAF and Super SLow Motion recording at 480 fps. Front of 24 + 2 MP f / 2.0|
|Others||Fingerprint reader rear, facial unlocking, QMoji, Micro USB 2.0, 3.5mm audio jack, Bluetooth 4.2|
|Colors||White, black and “purple iris”|
The Huawei Nova 3i can be purchased from tomorrow , July 19, in certain countries selected as the Philippines. It is unknown if it will make the leap to the rest of the countries in which the brand operates officially – although it seems quite likely – and if it does, when its landing will take place.
Regarding its price, the only configuration with 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of expandable storage has a price of 300 dollars, about 260 euros to change.