Update: (August 3rd, 2018) – Huawei today has announced the Huawei Nova 3i will go on sale starting from August 7th, while the pre-orders begin on August 6, 2018. The company has also announced few launch offers like discounts, cashback, and no cost EMI.
Interested buyers can pre-book the Huawei Nova 3i on the 6th of August and avail instant cash back of INR 1000 by using the coupon code “Nova3i1000”. Additionally, the company is also offering an exchange offer of INR 2000 cash back on 7th and 8th of August, while on August 9th buyers will be able to avail INR 1000 through the exchange offer.
Axis Bank customers can avail an instant discount of INR 1,500 on making their purchase through their Axis Bank cards. The bank is also offering no-cost EMI option on the device for up to 9 months to its customers.
Huawei has also partnered with Reliance Jio to offer an INR 1200 cash back, along with 100 GB of 4G and up to INR 3,300 worth vouchers, to its customers. Furthermore, early adopters can get a Boat Stone 360 portable speaker worth INR 2,490 for free, on the Mega Sale Day, i.e., August 7th.
Earlier: (July 26th, 2018) – Huawei Nova 3, Nova 3i with 6.3-inch Notch-display launched in India
The Huawei Nova 3 and Nova 3i are officially launched in India, a while after these were made official in the home country of the company, i.e. in China. The phones are going to be exclusively available on Amazon India and both come with the same screen size, while the internal specs are a little different.
Huawei Nova 3 & Huawei Nova 3i
The Huawei Nova 3 comes with a 6.3-inch FullView display and there is a notch on the top, giving the display an aspect ratio of 19.5:9 and 2340×1080 pixels resolution. Internally, the device is powered by the Kirin 970 processor, with the 6GB of RAM and 128GB internal storage. The device runs the latest EMUI version, i.e. EMUI 8.2 that is based on Android 8.1 Oreo and there is a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and face unlock as well.
The Nova 3 has a 3750 mAh battery and it supports fast charging. The Nova 3 gets a good camera combination, with a total of four cameras where the dual-lens camera on the back has 16MP F/1.8 camera along with a 24MP F/1.8 monochrome camera, while even on the front there is a Dual-lens camera combination with 24MP + 2MP cameras with F/2.0 aperture for the 24MP camera. There is the AI support for scene recognition as the company claims that there are about 500 scenes recognised.
The Nova 3i on the other hand comes with the Kirin 710 processor. Even with the camera combination, there is a difference as the phone has 16MP + 2MP cameras while the front cameras stay the same as that on the Nova 3. A 3340 mAh battery powers the phone, but there is said to be no fast charge solution here.
Both the phones come with the same connectivity options including Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, 4G VoLTE, and a USB Type-C port. The phones also come with Huawei’s 3D Animated Emojis, also known as Qmojis, which utilizes an InfraRed light on the front.
Pricing and Availability of Huawei Nova 3 & Huawei Nova 3i
The Huawei Nova 3 is priced at Rs. 34999 and it comes with 6GB RAM + 128GB storage, while the Huawei Nova 3i is priced at Rs. 20999 and it comes with 4GB RAM + 128GB storage, and the sale begins from 7th August. There are some offers given on Amazon India where the phones will be sold exclusively.
For the Nova 3i and Nova 3, there’s a Rs. 1000 flashback on Pre-booking, and Jio is offering Rs. 1200 cashback as well, and 100GB additional data. The pre-booking starts at 2 p.m. today.