Huawei Nova 2: Information and rumors

Why it issues to you

The unique Huawei Nova smartphone had a couple of issues, however the sequel is shaping as much as treatment a number of of them.

The Huawei Nova and Nova Plus have been introduced in September 2016, and whereas we appreciated the attractive minimalist design and glorious digicam, we weren’t fairly so taken with the shaky software program and excessive value. Rumors are spreading Huawei is getting ready the Nova 2 vary for launch, and it could come sooner fairly than later. Right here’s every part we expect we learn about them to this point.


A sequence of promotional posters leaked on the Chinese social network Weibo might give us a clue concerning the Nova 2’s design. If the pictures are correct portrayals of the Nova 2’s design, then it’s clear Huawei is taking loads of inspiration from the P10 and P10 Plus, together with using two digicam lenses.

This leaked poster exhibits as much as 4 totally different colours — a inexperienced, a pink, a blue, and probably a black mannequin. Huawei used blue and inexperienced to nice impact on the P10, the place it labored with shade consultants Pantone to give you the seems. It’s not clear if the black Nova 2 within the picture is similar shade throughout, as solely the entrance is pictured.

A more in-depth have a look at the cellphone exhibits the Nova 2 might use the identical antenna band format because the P10, the place it curves across the prime and backside of the system. A fingerprint sensor is mounted on the rear panel, which shifts away from the P10’s design, and repeats the look of the unique Nova.

Earlier than the poster leak, a cellphone stated to be the Nova 2 handed by means of the TENAA industry regulator in China, and the pictured system seems equivalent to the one proven within the promo posters.


The Nova sequence telephones are midrange units, so count on the sequels to characteristic related specs. The Nova 2 is rumored to have a 5.2-inch display, barely bigger than the unique’s 5-inch show, with a 1920 x 1080 pixel decision. It’s doable Huawei received’t use one other Qualcomm Snapdragon processor — the Snapdragon 625 is contained in the Nova — and as an alternative swap it for one among its personal Kirin 658 chips, additionally used within the P10 Lite.

Huawei has mastered the artwork of dual-camera lenses on its telephones, and appears to proceed the pattern on the Nova 2. Rumors place the rear cameras at 12 megapixels every, bringing them extra according to the Honor 8 Pro, than the P10. Across the entrance, the Nova 2 might have a 20-megapixel selfie digicam. A three,000mAh battery might energy the system.

Though nothing has been rumored, we’re hoping the Nova 2 telephones can have Android Nougat with the revitalized and vastly improved EMUI person interface on board.

Launch date and value

In 2016, Huawei launched the Nova telephones in the course of the IFA expertise commerce present in Berlin. Regardless of the Nova telephones being lower than a 12 months outdated, a teaser picture has been noticed on-line indicating the Nova 2 sequence might arrive on May 26. Whereas it’s doable, Huawei is holding an event on May 24, which is able to reveal the new MateBook, fairly than new smartphones.

What might occur, is the brand new Nova telephones will launch solely in China, the place all of the teaser and rumors have centered on right now. The Nova 2’s value might begin on the native equal of round $360.

We’ll hold you up to date on the Huawei Nova 2 right here, so verify again typically.