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Huawei Nova 3, Nova 3i Expected to Launch in India on July 26, Will Be Amazon Exclusives


Huawei has teased the launch of its new Nova series smartphones in India, just days after a report claimed the company plans to launch the Nova 3 and Nova 3i in the country. As per a teaser on its official Twitter handle on Sunday, Huawei India said, “Get ready to fourfold your creativity in more ways than one. The new Nova is #Coming4You!” The emphasis on the number 4 reveals that a smartphone with four cameras is coming to India, which could point towards the Nova 3 and the unannounced Nova 3i. The teaser also mentions July 26, 2018 as the date of the reveal. The smartphones will be exclusive to Amazon in India as the e-commerce player has created a dedicated web page for the launch.

While the Nova 3 has already been announced in China, the Nova 3i hasn’t been revealed yet. However, it might see an announcement on July 18 alongside the price reveal of the Huawei Nova 3 in China. Both smartphones are expected to be powered by the company’s latest graphics processing acceleration technology called GPU Turbo. The Chinese phone maker claims this technology will help accelerate mobile gaming experience.

Huawei Nova 3 specifications
The dual-SIM (Nano) Huawei Nova 3 runs EMUI 8.2 based on top of Android 8.1 Oreo, and sports a 6.3-inch full-HD+ (1080×2340 pixels) panel with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. At its core, the Huawei Nova 3 is powered by an octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 970 SoC, paired with 6GB of RAM and 64GB/ 128GB inbuilt storage. Storage on the phone is expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB).

In terms of optics, the Nova 3 bears a dual rear camera setup, with a 16-megapixel primary sensor and a 2-megapixel sensor, with f/1.8 aperture and PDAF. On the front is yet another dual camera setup with a 24-megapixel main sensor and a secondary 2-megapixel sensor, both with f/2.0 aperture. Front camera of the smartphone also comes with 3D Qmoji, similar to Apple’s Animoji. There is a 3750mAh battery under the hood.

Connectivity options on the Huawei Nova 3 include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. There is a fingerprint sensor locared on the back of the handset, and the front camera offers Face Unlock capabilities. The Nova 3 measures 157×73.7×7.3mm.

Huawei Nova 3


Release date July 2018
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 157.00 x 73.70 x 7.30
Weight (g) 166.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 3750
Colours Purple, Black, Blue, Gold


Screen size (inches) 6.30
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1080×2340 pixels


Processor 1.8GHz octa-core
Processor make Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 970
Internal storage 64GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 256


Rear camera 16-megapixel
Rear Flash LED
Front camera 24-megapixel


Operating System Android 8.1
Skin EMUI 8.2


Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.20
Headphones 3.5mm
Number of SIMs 2
SIM Type Nano-SIM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SIM Type Nano-SIM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes


Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes