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Huawei Nova, Nova Plus launched with Metal body, Android 6.0 at IFA 2016

Huawei at the IFA 2016 event has introduced the Nova series of smartphones, with the Huawei Nova and Huawei Nova Plus getting unveiled with aircraft-grade aluminium and other decent specifications, alongside the launch of the Huawei Mediapad M3. As expected, the Huawei Nova Plus is the larger variant but has some similar specs under the hood.

The design of both is not the same though the material used is, and both the phones feature a rear fingerprint sensor. The Huawei Nova looks more like the Huawei P9, while the larger Nova Plus looks something like the Huawei G9 Plus.

Huawei Nova

The Huawei Nova comes with a 5-inch IPS LCD display with the 1920 x 1080 pixels screen resolution. The device is powered by 2GHz octa-core Snapdragon 625 SoC and there is 3GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage with a MicroSD card slot allowing for storage expansion. For the camera combination, there’s a 12-megapixel rear camera with F/2.2 aperture, and on the front is an 8-megapixel camera with the F/2.0 aperture.

The phone has Cat. 6 LTE support and there is USB Type-C port as well, and the Nova comes packed with a 3020 mAh battery. It will be available in Titanium Grey, Mystic Silver, and Prestige Gold variants. It is a Dual SIM device but the second SIM slot is a hybrid one. It runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS with the EMUI 4.1 skin layered over it.

The larger device, i.e. the Huawei Nova Plus has a 5.5-inch IPS display with the same 1080p resolution, and while the internal specs are the same as the Nova, the company says that the Nova Plus is the international version of the Huawei G9 Plus.

Huawei Nova Plus

The other differences here include the rear camera, which is a 16-megapixel sensor supported by Optical Image Stabilization, and a 4000 mAh battery is also packed into the device.

The Huawei Nova is priced at EUR 399 (roughly about Rs. 30000) while the Huawei Nova Plus has been priced at EUR 429 (roughly about Rs. 32,000). It is said that the devices will make an entry into 50 markets from October.

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