Debasmita Banerjee
Debasmita Banerjee
Instrumentation
26 May 2017

Huawei's latest smartphone duo: the Nova 2 and Nova 2 Plus with dual camera setup launched in China

The Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei is back again with its latest Nova 2 and Nova 2 Plus. With the special launch of this duo, Huawei puts another effort in its smartphone business to flourish in China and overseas. The success story behind Nova and Nova plus is already known and this time, the successors are expected to carry forward the legacy. Similar to the last time, the plus variant is only an up gradation of the basic one in terms of screen size, storage, and battery. According to the various third party sources, the phone will officially be available from 16th June, 2017.

Previously, the phone specifications were leaked when the phone was enlisted for the TENAA certification. Now it's the time to verify all the tidbits we gathered throughout the month.
The newest gadget has a striking similarity with iPhone 7 in terms of its similar back panel antenna band lines. Offered in a variety of color options such as Green, Rose Gold, Black, Gold, and Blue, the phone features a jet black front with no home button and a fingerprint scanner at the back.

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Nova 2

Being a camera-centric product, Nova 2 and Nova 2 Plus come with a dual camera set up placed at the rear end. One among the two features a 12 MP sensor with an f/1.8 lens that supports wide angle viewing where as the other clubbed with an 8MP sensor helps in optical zooming. On the flip side, the front features a whopping 20 MP camera with intelligent fill light to support low light photography and inherited beauty filters for enhanced selfies.

Talking about their screen sizes, the Nova 2 version sports a 5-inch FHD (1080x1920 pixel) IPS display with 2.5D curved glass protection and the Nova 2 Plus version offers an escalated 5.5-inch screen. Both the smartphones are powered by a 2.36GHz octa-core Kirin 659 processor and are equipped with ARM Mali-T830 MP2 GPU with the system of 4 GB RAM. Storage wise, the Nova 2 offers a 64 GB internal memory with the option of expanding via external micro SD extension up to 128 GB. The Huawei Nova 2 houses a Lithium Polymer 3020 mAh battery whereas the Nova 2 Plus offers a 3340 mAh battery.

Both the smartphones run on Android 7.0 Nougat with an overlay of EMUI 5.1 OS. Connectivity wise, Nova 2 and Nova 2 plus come with basic features such as GPS, WiFi, a micro USB port, Bluetooth 4.0 and USB Type C and support dual-SIM facility. With all features gathered in one, the Huawei Nova will be available at a cost of CNY 2,499 while the Huawei Nova 2 Plus has a price tag of CNY 2,899.


Source: Huawei (china)

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