Back in May this year, Chinese smartphone brand Huawei announced the Nova 2 and Nova 2 Plus smartphones with dual rear cameras. Then in early October, the company announced the Nova 2i with bezel-less design and quad cameras. Now today, the company has further expanded its portfolio of Nova series smartphones by announcing the Huawei Nova 2s.
The Huawei Nova 2s flaunts a bezel-less design and sports a 6-inch display with 18:9 aspect ratio and a resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels. Unlike the Nova 2i which has bottom bezel devoid of capacitive navigation keys, the Huawei Nova 2s, even with trimmed down bottom bezel, sports a physical home button housing the fingerprint scanner.
Well, the bezel-less design isn’t the only highlight of the Huawei Nova 2s, as it’s a phone which comes with quad cameras – two each on the front and back. The dual camera setup at the back is a combination of 20 MP and 16 MP cameras, whereas, the dual camera setup on the front consists of a combination of 20 MP and 2 MP cameras.
The Huawei Nova 2s is powered by Kirin 960 SoC that’s paired with 4 or 6 GB RAM. The 4 GB RAM variant comes with 64 GB of storage, whereas, the 6 GB RAM variant comes with 64 and 128 GB of storage.
The Huawei Nova 2s runs EMUI 8.0 based on Android 8.0 Oreo, and, it ships with a 3340 mAh battery that draws power from a USB Type-C port.
Huawei Nova 2s Specifications
- CPU: 2.4 GHz Kirin 960 octa-core processor
- RAM: 4/6 GB
- GPU: Mali-G71 MP8
- Operating System: EMUI 8.0 based on Android 8.0 Oreo
- Display: 6-inch Full-HD+ (2160 x 1080 pixels) IPS display with 18:9 aspect ratio and 2.5D curved glass
- Rear Camera: 20 MP + 16 MP with f/1.8 aperture, PDAF and LED flash
- Front Camera: 20 MP + 2 MP with f/2.0 aperture and LED flash
- Internal Storage: 64 GB (with 4 and 6 GB RAM), 128 GB (only with 6 GB RAM)
- External Storage: Expandable up to 256 GB via microSD card
- SIM: Dual SIM
- Connectivity: 4G, GPS, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, USB Type-C, 3.5 mm headphone jack, NFC
- Other: Fingerprint Scanner, Huawei Pay, Hi-Fi Audio, Histen 4.0
- Colors: Blue, Black, Grey, Red, Rose Gold
- Battery: 3340 mAh
Huawei Nova 2s Price and Availability
- Price of 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage variant: ¥2699 (around $407/₹26,350)
- Price of 6 GB RAM + 64 GB storage variant: ¥2999 (around $450/₹29,280)
- Price of 6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage variant: ¥3399 (around $514/₹33,180)
- Availability: Goes on sale in China from December 12 through VMall.com. No word on availability in other countries