Huawei Nova 3, Nova 3i Launched in India with 6.3-inch Display, 128GB Storage: Price, Specifications

Huawei Nova 3 series launch

Chinese smartphone major Huawei expanded its lineup for India with the launch of two new handsets in the country. The launch of the Nova 3 and the Nova 3i also marks the entry of Huawei’s Nova series to India. While the Nova 3 is a flagship-class handset with the top of the line Kirin 970 processor from Huawei, the Nova 3i has more mid-range aspirations and is the first smartphone from the company to run the Kirin 710 SoC. 

Let us now check out the specifications of both these handsets in detail.

Huawei Nova 3 Specifications, Features

As mentioned earlier, the Nova 3 is the high-end handset from Huawei and is powered by the HiSilicon Kirin 970 processor that is also found on the likes of the Honor 10 and the Huawei P20 Pro. The phone comes with 6GB of RAM and has 128GB of internal storage. You also get the option to use a microSD card with the phone, thereby expanding the storage capacity even further. As for the display, the Nova 3 gets a large 6.3-inch IPS LCD panel with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9.

The imaging department is handled by a quad camera setup (twin cameras at the front and twin cameras at the rear). The primary camera at the rear is a 16-megapixel unit with f/1.8 aperture. The secondary camera at the rear is a monochrome sensor – again with an aperture of f/1.8. The primary 16-megapixel camera can also record 4K videos at 30fps in the highest setting. At the front, the handset gets a 24-megapixel shooter mated to a 2-megapixel depth-sensing camera. This front camera is also used for the now ubiquitous face unlock functionality. Like its more expensive sibling the P20 Pro, the Nova supports several AI scene recognition modes. On the software side of things, the phone runs EMUI 8.2 out of the box which is based on Android 8.1.

Being a high-end device, the phone supports a multitude of connectivity options including 4G VoLTE,  Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, a 3.5mm headphone jack for audio, and USB Type-C. The phone is also a dual-SIM device. All this hardware is powered by a large 3750 mAh battery.

Huawei Nova 3i: Specifications, Features

Moving on to the Huawei Nova 3i, this one gets an identical 6.3-inch full-HD+ LTPS display with the same resolution and aspect ratio as the Nova 3.  The processor that the Nova 3i uses is the brand new mid-range chipset from Huawei – the Kirin 710. The Nova 3i comes with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage space and also gets a slot for adding a microSD card.

As for the camera, the device gets a quad camera setup at the rear consisting of a 16-megapixel primary camera and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The front camera setup uses a 24-megapixel primary sensor and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. Like its more expensive sibling, the Nova 3i gets a wide array of connectivity options including support for Dual-SIM cards, 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac, USB 2.0, GLONASS, GPS/ A-GPS, and Bluetooth v4.2 LE. The phone is powered by a slightly smaller 3340mAh battery.

Huawei Nova 3, Nova 3i: Price in India, Availability

The Nova 3i comes in a single 128GB version and has been priced at Rs. 20,990 in India. As for the more expensive Nova 3, this one will also come in a single 128GB version and has been priced at Rs. 34,999. While you can prebook the phones on Amazon today, the sale of both the handsets would only commence next month. The Nova 3i will be the first one to go on sale starting August 7 while the Nova 3 will go on sale starting  August 23.

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Having spent the better part of the last decade writing about technology, Rahul is among the most experienced tech journalists in India. His writing career began back to 2006 when he started off as a member of the Microsoft PYPC (Protect Your PC) team. At Microsoft, most of his time was spent on creating and updating Microsoft’s Knowledge Base articles. In 2008, thanks to his proclivity for consumer technology, he joined Techtree, then India’s most popular consumer tech website. In his decade-long career, Rahul has contributed to several Indian and International publications including GQ Magazine, Onlygizmos, iPhoneHacks, and The Inquisitr.