Huawei Nova 3 Specifications Revealed by TENAA Ahead of Official Launch

Key specifications of the upcoming Huawei Nova 3 smartphone have been revealed by TENAA.


Last week, Huawei’s upcoming Nova series smartphones, the Nova 3 made an appearance on the TENAA website. While only images of the handset were uploaded on TENAA last week, the complete specifications of the upcoming smartphone have now been added to the listings.

Huawei Nova 3: Key Specifications, Features Listed on TENAA

According to the updated listings on TENAA, Huawei Nova 3 will come with a 6.3-inch sized display featuring 1080 x 2340 Full HD+ resolution, which means the smartphone will have an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. Similar to the manufacturer’s latest flagship P series smartphones, the Nova 3 will have a notch at the top. Under the hood, Huawei Nova 3 will be powered by an octa-core Kirin 659 chipset. The same chipset also powers some budget smartphones like the Honor 7X and the Honor 9i (2018). In the memory department, Huawei Nova 3 will come with 6GB of RAM and two storage variants – 64GB and 128GB. For further expansion up to 256GB, the Huawei Nova 3 will have a microSD card slot as well. Whether or not the company goes with a Hybrid Dual-SIM slot or a triple slot configuration remains to be seen.

In the camera department, the Nova 3 will be quite an impressive device with a dual-camera setup both on the back and the front. The rear dual-camera setup on the Nova 3 will be a 16MP + 24MP combo, while on the front of the smartphone will be a 24MP + 2MP setup. Thanks to the secondary 2MP camera on the front, you can expect the smartphone to feature an AI-powered Portrait Mode. Some other AI-powered features like the AI Scene Recognition and AI Beauty Modes are likely to be on offer as well. The battery inside the Huawei Nova 3 will be a 3650mAh unit Fast charging is likely to be supported, although this hasn’t been confirmed yet. As revealed by the images published on TENAA, the smartphone will include a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor as well. In terms of physical dimensions, the TENAA listing reveals the Huawei Nova 3 measures 157 x 73.7 x 7.3mm and weighs in at 166 grams. On the software front, Huawei Nova 3 is listed to run on the Android 8.1 Oreo operating system. We expect the smartphone to ship with the manufacturer’s EMUI 8.1 custom skin running on top. As for color options, the TENAA listing claims the smartphone only comes in Black, while the images uploaded on the website show a Blue variant. While no additional colors have been listed on TENAA, we do expect the smartphone to come in more colors when it goes on sale.

Huawei Nova 3: Launch Date

While Huawei is yet to confirm a specific launch date, the company did release a teaser image in China recently, showing the upcoming Nova 3 from the back. Huawei has also confirmed that it has tied up with Chinese boy band TFBoys for the smartphone’s promotion. Since the company has started teasing the handset and two variants have already been certified by TENAA, we can expect the Nova 3 to be launched in China sometime later this month. It should be noted that Huawei has already launched Nova 3e, which debuted in global markets as the Huawei P20 Lite.

Huawei Nova 3: Expected Price in India

Huawei has not launched any Nova series smartphone in the Indian market so far, which means the chances of the Nova 3 landing in our country are not very high. However, as we mentioned above, Huawei launched the Nova 3e in markets outside China as the P20 Lite. Even though it is too early, there is a small chance that the Nova 3 might arrive in the Indian market sometime later this year with another name. As for pricing, you can expect the Nova 3 to be priced under the Rs.20,000 mark.