The mid-range smartphone range Nova from Huawei is getting new members named Nova 5, Nova 5 Pro, and Nova 5i. Equipped with quad-camera setup, all the devices are announced for the home market China. While the cheapest one is Huawei Nova 5i, the most expensive in the lineup is Nova 5 Pro with top-end features.
Starting from the Nova 5i, the smartphone will be available for purchase from June 28 in Red, Black, and Blue colors. The smartphone will be released in two variants including 6GB RAM with 128GB storage model priced at 1999 Yuan (approx. Rs 20,230), and 8GB RAM with 128GB storage priced at 2199 yuan (approx. Rs 22,250).
Next, we have Huawei Nova 5 that will be released in Purple, Green, and Black colors. Its sale will start on July 20 in China at 2799 Yuan (around Rs. 28,335) for the only variant of 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage.
The final and the top-tier device of the series, Huawei Nova 5 Pro will go on sale starting June 28 in Black, Green, Orange, and Purple colors. The smartphone will be available in two storage variants with similar 8GB RAM including 128GB model priced at 2999 yuan (around Rs. 30,360) and 256GB model priced at 3399 yuan (around Rs. 34,410).
Both Huawei Nova 5 and Nova 5 Pro feature a number of similarities starting from a similar 6.39-inch OLED full-HD+ display with 1080×2340 pixels of resolution and 19.5:9 aspect ratio.
Both the devices feature EMUI 9.1.1 over the stock Android 9 Pie operating system. Dissimilarities come in their processors as the Huawei Nova 5 is driven by the Kirin 810 octa-core chipset alongside 8GB RAM whereas Nova 5 Pro is equipped with the latest 7nm tech-based Kirin 980 octa-core SOC with 8GB RAM. You can expand the external storage via microSD card in both the devices. These two come with an in-display fingerprint sensor, DC dimming support, and 3500mAh battery supporting 40W fast charging technology.
As far as the camera departments are concerned, both smartphones again hold identical sensors. The rear end of both Huawei Nova 5 and Nova 5 Pro feature quad camera setups including a 48MP primary lens with an f/1.8 aperture, a 16MP ultra-wide-angle sensor with an f/2.2 aperture, a 2MP macro lens with an f/2.4 aperture, and finally the 2MP depth sensor with an f/2.4 aperture. The front end of both the devices house a 32-megapixel selfie snapper with an f/2.0 aperture lens.
The low-end device among the three, Huawei Nova 5i sports a 6.4-inch full-HD+ panel with 1080×2310 pixels of resolution. Power-driven by the HiSilicon Kirin 710F octa-core chipset coupled with up to 8GB of RAM. While the maximum internal storage available is 128GB, you can expand it up to 512GB using the dedicated microSD card slot offered. The smartphone runs Android 9 Pie with similar EMUI 9.1.1 and a battery of 4000mAh provides power to the device.
In the optics department, we again have a quad-camera setup at the back including a primary sensor of 24MP with f/1.8 aperture, an 8MP ultra-wide lens, a 2MP macro, and a 2MP depth camera. While the back also sports a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor alongside the quad-cam setup, there is a 24MP selfie shooter available at the front of the Huawei Nova 5i.