A new software update is currently being rolled out for the Huawei Nova 3 in China. The update adds some new features, and fixes a few bugs that were plaguing the users in the previous build. As of now, the OTA update is only available in China, but it should roll out in other regions soon.
The Huawei Nova 3 is a mid-range smartphone, which is particularly known for its quad-camera setup. The phone has two cameras at the front, and two at the back. Huawei released this device in July this year, along with the Nova 3i, in India. Both phones are similar looking, and only differ in hardware specifications.
Huawei Nova 3 Update: What’s New?
The Nova 3 comes with Android 8.1 Oreo and EMUI 8.2 skin on top. The phone just got a new update, which the company announced on the Huawei forum. Like we said earlier, this update brings a few new features, but mostly optimizes the phone and fixes bugs.
The update version is B142 and it is currently being seeded over-the-air. You can install this update on devices with the model number PAR-AL00, and PAR-TL00. If you’ve got a Nova 3 with those model numbers, then you should see the update arrive on your device very soon. However, as of now, the update is only being pushed to the Chinese variant.
Coming to the changelog, the update brings support for fingerprint authentication when making payments via WeChat. You can now use your fingerprint to pay, which makes things faster. The update also improves the camera on the phone, and you should now see better photos. The colours are now more natural in pictures. Huawei has also optimized the sensitivity of the touchscreen, to make things smoother. Finally, a bug related to the Wi-Fi scan pop-up, has been fixed.
If you haven’t received the notification for the update, then you can manually check for it by heading to Settings > System > System Update. You can download the update and install it. Make sure your device has more than 50 percent charge and is connected to a stable Wi-Fi network, before you download.
Huawei Nova 3: Specifications, Features
Huawei’s Nova 3 is a mid-range smartphone that comes with a 6.3-inch LCD display with a Full HD+ resolution and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. At the top of the display, you get a small notch as well. It is a premium looking phone, and uses aluminium frame and glass body.
It is powered by the HiSilicon Kirin 970 chipset, which comes with the Mali-G72 MP12 GPU. You get 6GB of RAM, and up to 128GB of internal storage. Yes, you can add more storage thanks to the microSD card slot. Now, let’s talk about that quad-camera setup.
The Nova 3 has a dual-camera setup on both the front and back of the phone. On the front, you get a primary 24MP sensor, and another 2MP for depth imaging. You can take portrait shots on the front camera, and it will look good. At the back, there’s a 16MP RGB unit, and another 24MP monochrome sensor. The camera can shoot 4K videos at 30fps, do portrait shots, and much more. Huawei has also included AI features in the camera, which helps in scene recognition.
The phone gets a big enough 3750mAh battery, which supports fast charging via the included 18W charger. The fingerprint sensor is located at the back of the phone, and you also get a 3.5mm headphone jack. The phone runs Android 8.1 Oreo with EMUI 8.2, but will also get the newer Android 9.0 Pie update later this year. In India, the phone is priced at Rs. 34,999, but offers and discounts are available.