With February just around the corner, there are reports that Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei will launch a new device on the 14th of February in Malaysia. This smartphone is not particularly “new”, as it is a rebrand of the nova 6 SE which was unveiled in China early in December of 2019.
The new device, dubbed the Huawei nova 7i will come with a Kirin 810 SoC accompanied by 8GB RAM and 128GB of onboard storage. It is expected to run Android 10-based EMUI 10 but will have no Google services owing to the US sanctions imposed on Huawei.
The nova 7i is also set to feature a 6.4” FHD+LCD display with a 16MP selfie camera in the upper left hand corner. Its main camera setup is a quad camera made up of a 48-megapixel main camera, 8-megapixel ultrawide with 2-megapixel macro and depth sensor units.
The nova 7i will also come with a side-mounted fingerprint reader, and a battery pack rating of 4,200mAh. The device also has fast charging support which is able to take the battery from 0% to 70% in a space of just 30 minutes.
As at the time of writing this article, the price of this new smartphone from Huawei was yet to be revealed by the manufacturers. But the nova 6 SE is sold for around $320/€290 in China which is about 2,199 Chinese Yuan.
With the release date about two weeks away, it remains to be seen how much this smartphone will cost, as a number of Huawei users will be eagerly anticipating the release of this new device.