Huawei Nova

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Huawei Nova
Huawei Nova logo.png
Huawei Nova-White Silver.jpg
ManufacturerHuawei
SloganDefy Expectations
Compatible networks2G GSM/GPRS/EDGE – 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

2G CDMA 1xRTT – 800, 850, 1900 MHz
3G TD-SCDMA – 1900, 2000 MHz
3G UMTS – 800, 850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 MHz
3G CDMA2000 1xEV-DO

4G LTE – Bands 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/18/19/20/28/38/40
First released1 September 2016; 2 years ago (2016-09-01)
SuccessorHuawei Nova 2
TypeSmartphone
Form factorSlate
Dimensions141.2 mm (5.56 in) H

69.1 mm (2.72 in) W

7.1 mm (0.28 in) D
Mass146 g (5.1 oz)
Operating systemAndroid 6.0 "Marshmallow" with Emotion UI 4.1
System on chipQualcomm Snapdragon 625
MemoryGB LPDDR3 RAM (worldwide)
GB LPDDR3 RAM (China)
Storage32 GB (worldwide)
64 GB (China)
Removable storageMicro SD up to 128 GB
Battery4.4 V, 3020 mAh (13.29 Wh) Li-ion battery
Display5-inch 1080 x 1920 pixels IPS display, 16M colors
Rear camera12 MP, with autofocus
Front cameraMP, with fixed focus
Websiteconsumer.huawei.com/en/mobile-phones/nova/index.htm
Huawei Nova Plus
Huawei Nova Plus logo.png
Huawei Nova Plus.jpg
ManufacturerHuawei
SloganDefy Expectations
Compatible networks2G GSM/GPRS/EDGE – 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

3G UMTS – 800, 850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 MHz

4G LTE – Bands 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/18/19/20/28/38/40
First released1 September 2016; 2 years ago (2016-09-01)
SuccessorHuawei Nova 2 Plus
TypeSmartphone
Form factorSlate
Dimensions151.8 mm (5.98 in) H

75.7 mm (2.98 in) W

7.3 mm (0.29 in) D
Mass160 g (5.6 oz)
Operating systemAndroid 7.0 Emotion UI 4.1
System on chipQualcomm Snapdragon 625
MemoryGB LPDDR3 RAM
Storage32 GB
Removable storageMicro SD up to 128 GB
Battery4.4 V, 3340 mAh (14.70 Wh) Li-ion battery
Display5.5-inch 1080 x 1920 pixels IPS display, 16M colors
Rear camera16 MP, with autofocus
Front cameraMP, with fixed focus
Websiteconsumer.huawei.com/en/mobile-phones/novaplus/index.htm

The Huawei Nova and Huawei Nova Plus are mid-range smartphones produced by Huawei. They were announced and released at Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin (IFA) on 1 September 2016.[1][2]

Name[edit]

The product name "Nova" is a Latin word, which means "new." In astronomy terms,"Nova" also is an exploding star.[3]

Specifications[edit]

Hardware[edit]

The design of Nova and Nova Plus are used sand-blasted aluminum and slightly rounded backs, allowing them to nestle neatly in user's palm.[3] Both models are uses "new generation" of 2.5D glass and 1080p IPS display, the Nova display is 5 inches, while the Nova Plus is larger, which is 5.5 inches.[4] The Nova and Nova Plus also included a fingerprint sensor.[1] According to Huawei, the fingerprint sensor is the fastest in the world, it required 0.3 seconds to identify a user.[5]

For users longer sessions, both models are included high-capacity battery with Smart Power 4.0, which the Nova is 3,020 mAh, and the Nova Plus 3,340 mAh.[2][4]

Both models are equipped with octa-core advanced 14 nm Snapdragon 625 2 GHz processor. The feature is to increase performance and reduce power consumption.[2][3]

The Nova and Nova Plus supports GSM, UMTS, LTE-TDD, LTE-FDD networks (support bands are vary by models).[6][7] For Chinese edition of Nova, it also supports TD-SCDMA and CDMA2000 1xEV-DO networks.[8] In some countries, the Dual SIM version is available.[3] These smartphones also support near-field communications (NFC), so they can work with Android Pay.[9]

The Nova's rear camera is 12 megapixels, with 1.25 micrometer sensor for better pictures. It can worked indoors, showing realistic colors and shadow.[9] The Nova also supports fast autofocus.[2] For rear camera of Nova Plus, it is larger, which is 16 megapixels. Both phones are equipped front camera with 8 megapixels,[3] and support 4K video recording.[10] They also features DTS Headphone:X technology.[2]

Both models come in silver, grey and gold colors. They are equipped with 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM, and microSD support up to 128GB.[1] In China, the Nova comes in white, black, rose gold and silver colors. The hardware configuration is higher than the worldwide version, which equipped with 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM.[8]

Software[edit]

The Nova and the Nova Plus are preloaded with Android 6.0 "Marshmallow" and Huawei's Emotion UI (EMUI) 4.1, but the users can switch to Google Now Launcher. These phones also included a battery manager, which gives users a high level of control over battery related features. They also offers ultra power saving mode, which will disable everything except calls and messages and activate a simply monochrome UI.[10]

Both phones's camera offers built-in filters, include car light trails, light graffiti, silky water, and star track. They also offer some modes, include super night mode, slow-motion mode, All-focus mode and the full manual mode (professional mode).[10] The Nova and the Nova Plus also include Beauty Makeup 2.0 and Beautiful Skin 3.0, which apply cosmetic effects and skin smoothing filters to create more flattering images.[2]

Release[edit]

The Nova and the Nova Plus are started to sale in October 2016 in over 50 countries. The Nova is starting from €399, and the Nova Plus is starting from €429.[2]

In China, Zhang Yixing and Guan Xiaotong are spokespersons of Huawei Nova.[11] In time for the Huawei's 100 millionth smartphone is produced in 2016, Huawei also gifted limited edition of Nova to them. The limited edition's back is printed "100000000", "2016年华为手机第1亿部" (Huawei's 100 millionth smartphone in 2016) and "2016.10.14".[12]

Reception[edit]

In The Verge's review, Vlad Savov wrote "the Nova is a good-looking device with a build quality that matches or exceeds the best in its targeted price range, which the company describes with the cringe-inducing language of aiming for young 'dynamic aspirers.'" It concluded the Nova will be cheap enough for those who can’t afford a flagship to get it.[5] The website Slashgear also reviewed "Huawei, though, didn’t get that memo, and proceeded to aggressively challenge the status-quo with a number of devices that could compete on thinness, metal construction, and design."[13] The website Recombu said "...there’s plenty of cool touches to help the Nova stand out in a crowded market."[14]

Sales[edit]

The CEO of Smartphone Division of Huawei Customer BG He Gang said, the Nova will achieve 10 million units' sales target.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Huawei's mid-range Nova phones sacrifice specs for price". Wired. 1 September 2016. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Huawei Debuts New nova Series of Smartphones at IFA 2016". Huawei. 1 September 2016. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Huawei Debuts New nova Series of Smartphones at IFA 2016". CNET. 1 September 2016. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Huawei nova and nova plus are premium-looking phones at a decent price". Mashable. 1 September 2016. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
  5. ^ a b "Huawei's Nova phones strip down to their aluminum unibody essentials". The Verge. 1 September 2016. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
  6. ^ "Huawei Nova specifications". Huawei. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
  7. ^ "Huawei Nova Plus specifications". Huawei. Archived from the original on 6 November 2016. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
  8. ^ a b "Huawei Nova规格参数". Huawei. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
  9. ^ a b "Smartphone Novaload! Huawei's Nova phones are primed and ready for your jeans pocket". Digital Trends. 1 September 2016. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
  10. ^ a b c "HUAWEI NOVA AND NOVA PLUS REVIEW". Android Authority. 12 September 2016. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
  11. ^ "张艺兴关晓彤代言,主打美拍的华为nova前景如何?". Sohu.com. 28 October 2016. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
  12. ^ a b "这就是华为2016年第1亿部手机 珍藏版nova". Ifeng.com. 16 October 2016. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
  13. ^ "Huawei is now a force to be feared in smartphone design". Slashgear. 2 September 2016. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
  14. ^ "Huawei Nova Review: In Depth". Recombu. 2 September 2016. Retrieved 3 November 2016.

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