The Nova 7i already launched in Malaysia a few weeks ago. While it can be called the first Nova 7 smartphone, it is actually just a rebranded Nova 6 SE. Yesterday, it was reported the “real“ Nova 7 will be released in April, shortly after the launch of the Huawei P40 series whose launch date has been announced already. Today, a new leak has revealed that there will be three (for now) Nova 7 phones and all three will have 5G support.
The source of the info is Digital Chat Station and a post made on Weibo earlier today reveals the names of the three phones that make up the Nova 7 series. According to the post, there will be a Nova 7 5G, a Nova 7 SE 5G, and a Nova 7 Pro 5G.
The post mentions there will be a Kirin 990 5G processor under the hood and OLED displays with an in-display fingerprint scanner.
UPDATE : The Huawei Nova 7, 7 Pro and 7 SE have just been formalized in China.
They are distinguished by a premium design and the integration of the new SoC Kirin 985 for the first two models. The Kirin 985 is a high-end 5G chip that is located halfway between the Kirin 980 and 990. The Nova 7 SE as far as it is concerned is a mid-range smartphone which benefits from a very honorable technical data sheet. Everything is offered from 2,799 yuan in China (around € 367 gross).
Huawei Nova 7 Pro: technical form
Let’s start with the Nova 7 Pro, the more advanced version of the three proposals. Its design strongly recalls that of the P40 Pro with its curved almost borderless screen and its large hole in the upper left corner. The screen is OLED type and displays a diagonal of 6.57 inches in 2340 × 1080 pixel resolution (19.5: 9 ratio) . The smartphone is equipped with a SoC Kirin 985, the new premium chip that is already found on the high-end Honor 30, 30 Pro and 30 Pro + .
This processor directly integrates a 5G modem and is supported by 8 GB of RAM memory for 128 or 256 GB of non-expandable internal storage. The battery has a capacity of 4000 mAh. For the photo part, the smartphone has four sensors: a 64 MP main module , an 8MP ultra wide-angle lens, an 8 MP telephoto lens and a 2 MP macro lens.
The Huawei Nova7 Pro supports 5x optical zoom, 10x hybrid zoom and up to 50x for digital zoom. As indicated by the size of the hole in the screen, there are 2 sensors for selfies: a 32 MP + module supported by an 8 MP wide-angle sensor.
The characteristics of Huawei Nova 7 and 7 SE
The Huawei Nova 7 standard has a design similar to the Nova 7 Pro, unlike the hole in the screen that takes the form of a drop of water. Under the hood, their characteristics are also similar: the smartphone has a slightly smaller OLED screen whose size is 6.53 inches (FHD +) . We also find here the SoC Kirin 985 supported by 8 GB of RAM and 128/256 GB of storage . The configuration of the photo sensors is the same at the rear. On the front, the Huawei Nova 7 has a single 32 MP sensor. The battery also has a capacity of 4000 mAh.
Finally, the Nova 7 SE is the “Lite” version of the family taking advantage of a Kirin 820 SoC engraved in 7 nm and also having an integrated 5G modem. The smartphone has a 6.5 inch screen, but this time LCD. Its photo sensors are the same as those of the Nova 7 and 7 Pro on the back. For selfies, there is a 16 MP module. Its battery has a capacity of 4,000 mAh. The Nova 7 SE is available in 6 GB / 128 GB and 8 GB / 128 GB versions.
Availability and price
The Huawei Nova 7, 7 Pro and 7 SE are already available in China. We do not know for the moment if they will arrive in Europe, but here is the configuration of prices on the Chinese market and the gross conversion to euro.
- Huawei Nova 7 SE : 6 GB + 128 GB – 2,799 yuan (~ € 367)
- Huawei Nova 7 SE : 8 GB + 128 – 2399 yuan (~ € 313)
- Huawei Nova 7 : 8 GB + 128 GB – 2,999 yuan (~ € 392)
- Huawei Nova 7 : 8 GB + 256 GB – 3399 yuan (~ 445 €)
- Huawei Nova 7 Pro : 8 GB + 128 GB – 3699 yuan (~ 484 €)
- Huawei Nova 7 Pro : 8 GB + 256 GB – 4,099 yuan (~ € 536)
As a reminder, the last smartphone in the Nova line to have been launched in Europe is the Huawei Nova 5T.