IFA 2016: Huawei launches Nova and Nova Plus mid range smartphones

Huawei introduced the first two devices in a new Nova series of smartphones at the IFA in Berlin.


Huawei introduced the first two devices in a new Nova series of smartphones at the IFA in Berlin. The phones are 5 inch screens with curved surfaces, and have ergonomic builds meant for easy use with one hand. The phones are powered by a Snapdragon 625 processor processor. The Nova has a 3020 mAh battery, and the Nova Plus has a 3340 mAh battery. There are next generation 3D fingerprint sensors on both models. The phones will have 32GB ROM and and 3GB RAM. There are three colour options, Prestige Gold, Mystic Silver and Titanium Grey.

Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group said “Huawei recognizes that dynamic consumers demand a device that keeps up with their fast-paced lifestyle. Designed to bring new experiences to life with its incredible performance, stylish design and advanced camera features, the Huawei nova and Huawei nova plus devices are the perfect fit for a generation that lives their life on a smartphone”

The photography experience of Huawei devices is showcased on these phones. The Nova has a 12MP rear camera, whereas the Nova Plus has a 16MP rear camera. There is a fast auto-focus feature for quickly snapping accurate photos. Beauty Makeup 2.0 and Beautiful Skin 3.0 are cosmetic effects and skin smoothing filters that the camera can apply on images. Both phones have an 8MP selfie shooter. Recently, Huawei has launched the camera oriented P9 in India.

The phones are expected to be available in 50 markets around the world from October. The Nova is priced at €399 (roughly Rs 29,600), and the Nova Plus is priced at  €429 (roughly Rs 31,831).

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