Update: The Huawei Nova 5 Pro has now been listed on JD.com as well as TMall in China. Sadly, however, these listings do not reveal any new information regarding the hardware inside the upcoming Huawei smartphone. We can expect similar listings for the Nova 5 and Nova 5i to go live as well very soon.
Earlier this week, Chinese smartphone maker Huawei announced that it will debut the Nova 5 series smartphones in China on June 21. The lineup is expected to include the Nova 5, Nova 5 Pro, and Nova 5i. Ahead of the launch event in China next week, we have obtained press renders as well as a few other details regarding the upcoming Nova 5 Pro.
Huawei Nova 5 Pro Renders and Specifications
The press renders reveal the upcoming Nova 5 Pro will be available in four color options at launch – Green, Purple, Orange, and Black. While it was being speculated that the Nova 5 and Nova 5 Pro may come with a similar punch-hole display as the Nova 5i, these renders make it quite clear that the flagship-grade smartphone will instead feature a waterdrop-style notch at the top of the display. On the back of the phone is an AI quad-camera setup. There is no fingerprint scanner visible at the rear as the handset will feature an In-display scanner.
Moving on to the specifications, we can confirm that the Huawei Nova 5 will be available in two memory configurations in China: 8GB RAM + 128GB storage and 8GB RAM + 256GB storage. Under the hood, Nova 5 Pro will have a 7nm Kirin 980 octa-core processor. Rest of the smartphone’s key specifications, however, remain a mystery at this point. We can expect some more details to surface online as we head closer to the launch date.
Chinese certification agency TENAA had recently given the green signal to Huawei’s upcoming Nova 5i, revealing almost all its key specifications. According to the smartphone’s listing on the TENAA website, Nova 5i will have a 6.4-inch IPS display panel with Full HD+ resolution and a punch-hole cutout on the top left corner. It will be powered by a 12nm Kirin 710 octa-core processor, clubbed with up to 8GB RAM and 128GB of non-expandable storage. At the rear will be a quad-camera setup with a 24MP primary sensor, 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, 2MP depth sensor, and a ToF sensor. As for selfies, the mid-range smartphone will be equipped with a 24MP resolution AI front-facing camera. Keeping the lights on will be a 3900mAh capacity battery. On the software front, we can expect all three Nova 5 series smartphones to ship with Android Pie-based EMUI 9.0.