After having released the Mate flagships of the year, Huawei is back to its pro-active releasing spells. The newest addition to the family is the Nova 2s – a new mid-ranger that offers great specifications and aggressive pricing, with slim bezels.
There are three variants of the phone –one with 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage, 6GB with 64GB internal storage and 6GB with 128GB internal storage. The phone will follow in the footsteps of the original Nova and enters the market head-first, with a 6-inch 18:9 display with slim bezels. Like the Mate 10, the phone comes with a physical home button up front with an embedded fingerprint scanner. In fact, the phone’s design is eerily similar to the Honor View V10, but with very mild differences. Inside the phone is the Kirin 960 chipset that is perhaps just a step down from the 970, but should suffice to hold its own against the onslaught of other mid-range handsets.
On the optics front, the phone’s rear cameras come with a 16MP RGB lens and 20MP monochrome combo. They both have an impressive aperture of f/1.8. On the front of the phone also features a dual camera setup, coming with a 20MP main camera and a secondary 2MP one. They both have f/2.0 apertures and are also accompanied by an LED light. Interestingly enough, the front facing cameras are not just for selfies, but are also for face unlocking, which Huawei is quite proud of, which hints at a feature that we might be able to expect for the next flagship Huawei Mate.
Also, the phone comes packing a 3,340mAh battery with support for fast charging. There is also a hybrid dual-SIM card and a headphone jack as well. A welcome addition is the phone featuring Android Oreo 8.0 out of the box, which means that Project Treble could come with the package. All of this will come in at a base price of $400. The phone will also come in a special edition trim called the Yixing Zhang Special Edition that will feature songs and ringtones of the popular Korean entertainer. The standard variants will come in Black, Gray, Red, Rose Gold and Blue. All in all, the phone will do well to bridge the gap between a mid-ranger and flagship offering and comes with impressive specifications to boot at.