Huawei Launches Nova 4 With The World’s First 48 MP Camera

Huawei has officially unveiled a successor to their popular Nova 3 phone with the Nova 4. It comes with a similar Infinity-O display that Samsung Galaxy A8s boasts, which has an in-display camera hole.

There’s also the world’s first 48 MP smartphone camera included on the Nova 4.

Here’s what the Nova 4 brings to the table.

Design and Display

From a design point of view, it looks like a mash between Huawei’s own P20 Pro (from the back) and Samsung’s Galaxy A8s (front). Like most premium mid-rangers it has a glass sandwich design with a metal frame running through the middle.

On the front, there’s an edge-to-edge screen with a small camera hole at the top left corner of the display. Huawei claims that the camera hole’s diameter is smaller than the Galaxy A8s (4.5mm vs 6.5mm).

The 6.4-inch display comes at a Full HD+ resolution (1080 x 2310) with an 86.3% screen-to-body ratio.

There is no in-display fingerprint scanner, Nova 4 makes do with a regular one at the back.

Internals and Storage

Huawei Nova 4 is powered by the company’s own HiSilicon Kirin 970 SoC, which is well over a year old now. Still, it makes sense in a mid-ranger. There’s 8 GB of RAM onboard with 128 GB storage. You also get a microSD card slot for additional storage options.

Underneath, it runs Android 9.0 Pie with Huawei’s proprietary EMUI 9.0.1 skin.

Cameras

Now the interesting bit. Nova 4 will come in two different models, each with its own slightly different camera configuration. The rest of the specs remain unchanged.

The regular Nova 4 will have a 20 MP f/1.8 main sensor, a 16MP f/2.2 wide-angle sensor and a 2 MP f/2.4 camera for bokeh effect.

The higher-end Nova 4 will feature a 48 MP f/1.8 main camera instead, with the same secondary sensors.

For the front camera, it will have a single 25 MP selfie camera.

Battery and Price

The phone will come with a 3,750 mAh battery alongwith fast charging support. Huawei has launched the Nova 4 in China only, for now.

It will be available in Red, White, Aurora Blue and Black colors, at a price of CNY 3,100 ($450) for the regular model and CNY 3,400 ($490) for the 48 MP model.

Huawei Nova 4 Specifications

  • CPU: Octa-core (4x Cortex-A73 @ 2.36GHz + 4x Cortex-A53 @ 1.8GHz)
  • GPU: Mali-G72 MP12
  • Chipset: HiSilicon Kirin 970
  • OS: Android 9.0 Pie, EMUI 9.0.1
  • Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE; Dual SIM
  • Display:
    • 6.4″ Full HD+ resolution (2310×1080) display with camera hole (83.6% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 8 GB
    • Internal: 128 GB
    • Card slot: Yes, up to 512 GB.
  • Cameras:
    • Back: Main 48 MP f/1.9, Ultra-wide 16MP f/2.2, Bokeh 2MP f/2.4 (high end model)
      Main 20 MP f/1.9, Ultra-wide 16MP f/2.2, Bokeh 2MP f/2.4 (standard model)
    • Front: 25MP
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM slot, USB Type-C, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, GPS, Wi-Fi.
  • Rear mounted fingerprint scanner
  • Battery: 3750 mAh with 18W fast charging
  • Price: $450 (20 MP model), $490 (48 MP model)

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  • Without Tax
    Price: $450 = PKR 63,000 (20 MP model),
    Price: $490 = PKR 68,600 (48 MP model)

    With Tax
    Price: $450 = PKR 85,000 (20 MP model),
    Price: $490 = PKR 95,000 (48 MP model)

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