Huawei Nova 5i Pro with 48MP Quad Camera Setup, Kirin 810 SoC Launched: Price, Features


Following weeks of speculations, Huawei has finally uncovered its Nova 5i Pro. Announced in China, this new handset comes with a distinct quad-camera setup at the rear. Below that sits a fingerprint reader. Another highlight is its punch-hole display design. The device features a metal frame sandwiched between glass panels on both sides. Owing to its premium build, the Nova 5i Pro will give many flagship phones a run for their money. Apart from black, the handset comes in Emerald Green and Aurora hues. The latter has a dual-tone gradient paint job. The Huawei Nova 5i Pro also comes with a micro-texture on the back, which is reminiscent of the Mate 20 pro. With design details out of the way, let’s move onto its features:

Huawei Nova 5i Pro Specifications

The phone sports a 6.26-inch hole-punch display with Full-HD+ resolution. Huawei claims that the pane is certified by the German independent inspection organization TUV Rheinland. It checks the screens for the intensity of harmful blue lights. Only the panels that ensure low levels of blue light to reduce the adverse effects on eyes in the long term are awarded this certification.

The leaks were right on the money as the Nova 5i is powered by Huawei’s in-house Kirin 810 chipset. Based on the power-efficient 7 nm fabrication process, this chip comprises of two Cortex A76 performance cores and six energy-efficient Cortex-A55 cores. To handle most games including the PUBG mobile at high settings, the Nova 5i Pro relies on its Mali-G52 GPU. The phone comes in 6 GB and 8 GB RAM variants. Based on the model, you get to choose between 128 GB and 256 GB of internal storage. It even has a hybrid expansion slot. You can either use it for more storage or a secondary SIM.

Nova 5i Pro Back

Moving onto the photography front, the quad-camera comprises of a 48 MP primary RGB lens, an 8 MP wide-angle lens, a 2 MP macro lens, and a 2 MP depth sensor. The camera can record 4K videos at 30 fps. For selfies, you get a 32 MP front-facing camera. The phone offers an AI-powered camera mode that detects the surrounding to apply the best possible settings to a photo.

Coming to the subject of connectivity, the Nova 5i Pro supports 4G VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, A-GPS, and a 3.5 mm headphone jack. It packs in a 4,000 mAh battery with 22.5 W fast charging technology. On the software front, you get Android 9.0 Pie with EMUI 9.1 on top.

Nova 5i Pro Pricing And Availability

The Nova 5i Pro comes in three variants in China. The base model with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage costs 2,199 yuan, which roughly translates to Rs 22,000. Next up, the 8 GB RAM + 128 GB model is priced at 2,499 yuan (Approx Rs 25,000). Lastly, the top variant with 8 GB RAM and 256 GB storage sets you back for 2,799 yuan (Approx Rs 28,000). In China, the device will be up for its first sale on Aug. 2.