Huawei Nova 4

Huawei Nova 4 Front Rear Design

The Huawei Nova 4 succeeds the Huawei Nova 3 (Review) and it features an Honor View 20-like 6.4-inch LTPS IPS LCD screen with a punch-hole on the left side of the display for accommodating the selfie camera. The Huawei Nova 4 runs Android 9 Pie-based EMUI 9 software and uses the company’s own Kirin 970 processor, up to 8GB RAM and up to 128GB internal storage. The Huawei Nova 4 has a tripe-camera setup at the rear, consisting of a 20MP+16MP+2MP AI cameras and can record 4K videos. It has a dual-SIM card slot with 4G LTE connectivity, GPS, Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, a USB Type-C port and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The phone comes packing a 3750mAh battery.

Huawei Nova 4 Price In India

The Huawei Nova 4 price in India is expected to be Rs 34,990 when it launches in the country sometime in mid-2019. The phone could be launched in 8GB RAM + 128GB internal storage variant. It could be available in four colors: Black, Blue, Purple, and Red.

Huawei Nova 4 Key Specifications

  • 3750 mAh capacity
  • Android v9.0 (Pie) operating system
  • HiSilicon Kirin 970 cpu
  • 8 GB ram
  • 6.4 inches (16.26 cm) screen size
  • Dual, Nano-Nano SIM sim configuration
  • 128 GB internal
  • Triple (20+16+2) MP Rear, 25 MP Front Camera; camera

Huawei Nova 4 Has A Punch-Hole Selfie Camera

Huawei Nova 4 Punch-Hole Screen

The Huawei Nova 4 has the same glass-and-metal sandwich design as that of the Huawei Nova 3 but there’s one major change. Instead of a 6.3-inch notched display that was used in the Nova 3, the Nova 4 has a 6.4-inch screen with a punch-hole selfie camera. This makes the screen much more usable while consuming content. There’s no bezel on the top and the sides, but there’s a small chin at the bottom. The screen features Full HD+ resolution with 19.5:9 aspect ratio. There’s a fingerprint reader at the rear, a 3.5mm headphone jack at the top and a USB Type-C port at the bottom.

Kirin 970 Powers the Huawei Nova 4

Huawei Nova 4 Kirin 970 Processor

The smartphone is equipped with the Kirin 970 chipset, which made its debut in late 2017 with the Huawei Mate 10 and the Mate 10 Pro. The chipset has four high-performance Cortex-A73 CPU cores, four power-efficient Cortex-A32 CPU cores, and Mali-G72 MP12 GPU. There’s 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 128GB of internal storage space. The phone runs Huawei’s EMUI 9 software that is based on Google’s Android 9 (Pie) operating system. The phone is powered by a 3750mAh battery that can be fast-charged using a 22.5W SuperCharge compatible charger and cable.

Huawei Nova 4 Has a Triple-Camera With 48MP Sensor

Huawei Nova 4 Triple-Camera

The Huawei Nova 4 has three camera sensors on the back, similar to that of the Huawei P20 Pro and the Mate 20 Pro. However, the primary camera in the Nova 4’s triple-camera setup uses a 20MP resolution primary sensor rather than a 48MP sensor. The other two sensors are 16MP with ultra-wide-angle lens (117-degree) and 2MP depth-sensing camera. The phone’s camera has phase-detection autofocus, f/1.8 aperture, and 4K video recording. At the front, the Nova 4 is expected to feature a 25MP selfie camera which is located at the top left corner of the screen. The front-facing camera can record 1080p videos at 30fps.

Huawei Nova 4 vs. Huawei Nova 3: What’s Improved?

There are two main things that have been improved in the Huawei Nova 4 compared to the Huawei Nova 3: screen design and camera setups. The Nova 4’s screen, fortunately, is free from a notch. A punch-hole design is better than a notch design since it offers more screen real estate and lacks any bezel. While the Nova 3 came equipped with a 16MP+24MP dual-camera setup, the Nova 4 uses a triple-camera setup, consisting of 20MP, 16MP, and 2MP sensors. The newer camera setup offers much improved dynamic range and colors.

It appears that the company has decided to drop the IR face recognition from the Nova 4, something that was used in the Nova 3. However, we’re not complaining since a capacitive fingerprint reader is enough for a great experience.

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Huawei Nova 4 Specifications

PerformanceHiSilicon Kirin 970
CameraTriple (20 MP, f/1.8 Camera + 16 MP, f/2.2, Wide Angle, Ultra-Wide Angle Camera(13 mm focal length) + 2 MP, f/2.4, depth Camera)
Battery3750 mAh
Launch DateJanuary 30, 2020
Dimensions6.18 x 2.96 x 0.3 inch (157 x 75.1 x 7.7 mm)
Weight172 grams
Face unlockYes
ColorsBlack, Blue, White, Honey Red
ChipsetHiSilicon Kirin 970
No of Cores8 (Octa Core)
CPU2.36GHz, Quad core, Cortex A73 + 1.8GHz, Quad core, Cortex A53
GraphicsMali-G72 MP12
Operating SystemAndroid v9.0 (Pie)
Internal Memory128 GB
Expandable MemoryNo
Resolution1080 x 2310 pixels
Size6.4 inches (16.26 cms)
Display TypeIPS LCD
Bezel-less displayYes, with Punch-hole
TouchScreenYes, Capacitive, Multi-touch
Color Reproduction16M Colors
Screen to body percentage86.28 %
Pixel Density398 pixels per inch (ppi)
RearTriple (20 MP, f/1.8 Camera + 16 MP, f/2.2, Wide Angle, Ultra-Wide Angle Camera(13 mm focal length) + 2 MP, f/2.4, depth Camera)
FlashRear (LED Flash)
FrontSingle (25 MP, f/2.0 Camera)
Camera FeaturesAuto Flash, Auto Focus, Face detection, Touch to focus
Shooting ModesContinuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Image StabilizationYes, Electric Image Stabilization (EIS)
VideoRear: 3840x2160 @ 30 fps, Front: 1920x1080 @ 30 fps
Capacity3750 mAh
Fast ChargingYes
Wireless ChargingNo
Wi-FiYes with a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz
SIM ConfigurationDual SIM (SIM1: Nano) (SIM2: Nano)
BluetoothBluetooth v4.2
Network4G: Available (supports Indian bands), 3G: Available, 2G: Available
Voice over LTE(VoLTE)Yes
Wi-fi featuresMobile Hotspot
GPSYes with A-GPS, Glonass
USBUSB Type-C, Mass storage device, USB charging
NFC ChipsetNo
Fingerprint sensorYes, Rear
Other SensorLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope
Audio JackYes, 3.5mm
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