Huawei announces Nova 4 with hole-punch display and 48-megapixel camera

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Huawei Nova 4 is now official. The mid-range smartphone was unveiled in China on Monday, and features a display hole for the large 25-megapixel front camera, apart from a 48-megapixel rear camera with Sony’s new IMX586 sensor that’s part of a triple rear camera setup, as well as its gradient colour design. It runs on Huawei’s own HiSilicon Kirin 970 SoC. The Huawei Nova 4 has gone up for pre-orders, and will become available to buy later this month, the company revealed at its launch event. Notably, this is not the first smartphone from the company to have a display hole, though the other hasn’t been fully launched yet.

Sub-brand Honor last week unveiled the Honor V20 aka Honor View 20 last week for a launch on December 26. Samsung has also launched a smartphone with a display hole, called the Galaxy A8s.

Huawei Nova 4 price

The Huawei Nova 4 price has been set at CNY 3,399 (roughly Rs. 35,300) for the 48-megapixel rear camera variant, and CNY 3,099 (roughly Rs.  32,200) for the 20-megapixel variant. They are up for for pre-orders via Huawei’s Vmall e-commerce site, and will go on sale on December 27. Huawei will make the smartphone available in Black, Blue, Red, and White colour variants.

Thanks to Tech Blix for the video.

Huawei Nova 4 full specifications

GENERAL

Release date December 2018
Launched in India No
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 157.00 x 75.10 x 7.77
Weight (g) 172.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 3750
Colours Black, Blue, Red, White

DISPLAY

Screen size (inches) 6.40
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1080×2310 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 398

HARDWARE

Processor 2.36GHz octa-core (4×2.36GHz + 4×1.8GHz)
Processor make HiSilicon Kirin 970 SoC
RAM 8GB
Internal storage 128GB
Expandable storage No

CAMERA

Rear camera 48-megapixel (f/1.8) + 16-megapixel (f/2.2) + 2-megapixel (f/2.4)
Rear flash LED
Front camera 25-megapixel (f/2.0)

SOFTWARE

Operating system Android 9.0
Skin EMUI 9.0.1

CONNECTIVITY

Wi-Fi Yes
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.20
USB Type-C Yes
Headphones 3.5mm
Number of SIMs 2
SIM 1
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
SIM 2
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes

SENSORS

Face unlock Yes
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes

 

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