As announced previously, Huawei has officially launched its new mid-range phones Huawei Nova 2 and Huawei Nova 2 Plus in China. Both devices are the successors of the two smartphones released last year, Huawei Nova and Huawei Nova Plus that were introduced at the 2014 IFA. Now, their successors come as presumed with dual-camera tarsera and a more than obvious likeness to the Huawei P10.
With both Huawei Nova 2 and Huawei Nova 2 Plus the brand adds the dual camera configuration in the mid-range Nova series of its catalog. Both devices come in the market with a unibody metal design and will be available in different color options like Aurora Blue (blue), Grass Green (green), Streamer Gold (gold), Obsidian Black and Rose Gold.
Features of Huawei Nova 2
Huawei Nova 2 features a 5-inch Full HD display (1920 x 1080 pixels) offering a pixel density of 443 PPP. Inside we find a Kirin 659 CPU, an octa-core developed by the company itself operating at a speed of 2.36 GHz and with a Mali T830 MP2 GPU. The Huawei smartphone has 4 GB RAM and 64 GB of internal storage that can be expanded with the MicroSD card slot. This slot is hybrid because you can also choose to integrate a second SIM card.
As for the operating system, comes with Android 7.0 Nougat with the same layer of customization as the company’s latest handsets released, that is, EMUI 5.1. The fingerprint sensor is placed in the back and also supports gestures like the P10 range.
The dual camera configuration at the rear features a 12 MP sensor and an 8 MP secondary with autofocus and LED flash. On the front we have a fixed focus 20 MP camera for selfies and video calls. The Huawei Nova 2, which could also be referred to as a low-cost clone of the Huawei P10, is backed by a non-removable battery of 2950mAh and supports fast charging to go from 0% power to 100% in 100 minutes.
With dimensions of 142.2 x 68.9 x 6.9 mm and a weight of 143 grams, the connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, audio port of 3.5mm and a USB 2.0 type C port.
Features of Huawei Nova 2 Plus
As the name suggests, the Huawei Nova 2 Plus is a larger variant of Huawei Nova 2. Apart from the larger size, both the Huawei Nova 2 and the Huawei Nova 2 Plus have the same design as the curved antenna bands in the top and bottom edges, housed in the back of the device.
The main difference between the two phones is that the Huawei Nova 2 Plus features a slightly larger screen of 5.5 inches with the same resolution Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) and double storage, where they reach 128 GB capacity. In terms of power, both the RAM and the processor remain unchanged.
With the same camera system, the latest differences are found in the battery of the Huawei Nova 2 Plus that grows up to 3,340 mAh and, of course, in its dimensions and weight. This smartphone measures 53.9 x 74.9 x 6.90 mm and weighs 169 grams.
Availability and price
As for prices, the Huawei Nova 2 part of a price of 2499 Yuan (about $ 365 USD or 350 Euros), while the Huawei Nova 2 Plus costs 2899 Yuan (approximately $ 422 USD or 400 Euros). Both devices can already be booked in China, where their marketing will begin on next June 16.
Although there is no information about its arrival on the international market yet, however, it is expected that the manufacturer will officially present these devices away from the eastern borders as well.