Huawei, which is currently the second largest smartphone maker in the world, recently confirmed that it will be launching the Nova 4 smartphone in China on December 17. The Nova 4 will be Huawei’s first smartphone to sport an in-display selfie camera. A few hands-on images showing the upcoming smartphone have now been leaked on the web, giving us a better look at the smartphone’s key design elements such as the in-display front camera and a triple-camera setup on the back.
Huawei Nova 4 Hands-On Images Confirm ‘Notch-Free’ Design
The leaked Huawei Nova 4 hands-on images clearly show the punch hole cutout in the display for the front-facing camera. Even though it may not be as intrusive as a notch, it still is not visually appealing. As confirmed by the smartphone’s official launch poster, the bottom bezel will not be anywhere near as thin as the top bezel. Regardless, the Nova 4 is expected to have a higher screen-to-body ratio than any other Huawei smartphone released till date. Apart from the in-display front camera, the leaked images also give us our first look at the rear panel of the Nova 4. As you can see in the images below, the Nova 4 features a triple-camera setup at the rear, similar to Huawei’s flagship P20 Pro and Mate 20 Pro flagship smartphones. Unlike the Mate 20 Pro, however, the Nova 4 will not feature an in-display fingerprint sensor. Instead, the fingerprint sensor will be mounted on the back of the handset. Unsurprisingly, Huawei will be offering gradient color options for the Nova 4 at launch. While the leaked hands-on images show the handset in Aurora Blue shade, we expect the Nova 4 to be available in a few more gradient color options.
Huawei Nova 4 Rumored Specs, Features
Even though the Nova 4 is set to be officially unveiled in China in less than two weeks from now, there is very little that has leaked online regarding the smartphone’s hardware specifications. Rumors suggest the Huawei Nova 4 will sport a 6.4-inch LCD display with 1080 x 2340 Full HD+ resolution and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. There is a strong possibility of the panel being identical to the one that will be used in the Lenovo Z5s and Samsung Galaxy A8s smartphones.
Under the hood, Huawei Nova 4 could be powered either by a HiSilicon Kirin 970 or Kirin 980 octa-core processor. Since the smartphone’s predecessor runs on a Kirin 970 chipset, we think there is a greater chance of the Nova 4 running on a more powerful 7nm Kirin 980 chip instead. When it comes to memory, you can expect the Nova 4 to be available with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. As revealed by the hands-on images above, the Nova 4 will come equipped with a total of three rear-facing cameras. However, there is no information available regarding the resolution of the three sensors. In terms of software, we can expect the Nova 4 to ship with Android Pie-based EMUI 9.0 out of the box at launch.
Lenovo and Samsung are also gearing up to launch their first smartphones with an in-screen selfie camera. Lenovo will be launching the Z5s in China later today, while Samsung will be launching the Galaxy A8s with an Infinity-O display in China on December 10.