After the launch of Huawei Nova 4 with 8 GB RAM and a 48MP rear camera, Huawei has decided to launch a slightly downgraded version of Huawei Nova 4 with lesser RAM – now 6GB – that costs about $420. On the other hand the company has also unveiled a lower specced phone called Nova 4e.
With a 6.15-inch screen and triple rear cameras, it comes at a reasonable price but is currently only available in China.
Design and Display
Huawei Nova 4e’s design is almost similar to Huawei Nova 3i, especially from the back. However, the front is slightly different around the dewdrop notch area.
It comes in three colors magic night (black), pearl white and Garnet blue. The same colors are available in Nova 3i. Garnet blue comes in a blue to purple gradient while the other two are solid glossy colors. The fingerprint sensor is mounted on the back.
It features 6.15 inch full HD+ display with 19:5:9 ratio. It sports approximately 85 percent screen to body ratio with 415 PPI pixel density.
Internals and Storage
Huawei Nova 4e is powered by Hisilicon Kirin 710 (12 nm) chipset with an octa-core processor and Mali-G51 MP4 GPU. It comes in variants; the base variant has 4 GB RAM and 128 GB in-built storage while the secondary variant has 6 GB RAM and 128 GB in-built storage. Users can also extend space by up to 512 GB via a microSD card.
The software used is Android 9.0 Pie with Huawei’s custom EMUI 9.
The rear camera features 3 sensors. The main sensor has 24 MP, while the secondary sensor is an ultra-wide 8 MP one for ultra-wide pictures and the tertiary sensor is a 2 MP depth sensor.
The selfie camera on this phone is the star of the show. It is also the world’s first phone with a 32 MP pixel sensor with f/2.0 aperture on the front.
Battery and Price
A reasonable battery with 3,340 mAh capacity is powering the device and has fast charging enabled as well. It comes with a reasonable price tag of ~$178 for the base variant.
Huawei Nova 4e Specifications
- CPU: Octa-core (4×2.2 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)
- GPU: Mali-G51 MP4
- Chipset: Hisilicon Kirin 710 (12 nm)
- OS: Android 9.0 Pie, EMUI 9.0
- Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE;
- Display: IPS LCD, 6.15 inches, 1080 x 2312 (~415 ppi), dew drop notch
- RAM: 4 GB / 6 GB
- Internal: 128 GB
- Card slot: yes, up to 512 GB
- Primary: 24 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP
- Secondary: 32 MP
- Connectivity: LTE, USB Type-C, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Headphone jack
- Fingerprint scanner (rear-mounted)
- Battery: 3,340 mAh
- Price: ~$298 (4 GB/128 GB), ~$342 (6 GB/128 GB)