Huawei Nova 9 SE unveiled with a 108 MP quad camera, a stylish design and EMUI 12
Huawei has officially unveiled the Nova 9 SE, a smartphone that leaked earlier this month. While Huawei may have updated its website to reflect the device's release, it has confirmed all hardware details. For some reason, it has decided to reserve some details until it begins accepting pre-orders, starting tomorrow.
Still, the company has provided enough details to see how the Nova 9 SE differs from the Nova 9. For example, Huawei has dispensed with the latter's AMOLED display, which also has a 120 Hz refresh rate. In its place arrives an IPS panel that measures 6.78-inches across and resolves at 2,388 x 1,080 pixels. Additionally, the Nova 9 SE has a flat display with a thicker bottom bezel than its other three bezels.
Moreover, Huawei has replaced the 50 MP primary camera in the Nova 9 SE with a 108 MP alternative, the first time it has used such a high-megapixel sensor in a smartphone. Conversely, Huawei equips the Nova 9 SE with a 16 MP front-facing camera, compared to the 32 MP one found in the Nova 9. By contrast, the 8 MP ultra-wide-angle and dual 2 MP sensors from the Nova 9 remain.
Furthermore, the Nova 9 SE has a 4,000 mAh battery that it can recharge at 66 W, along with a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. The Nova 9 SE will ship with EMUI 12 too that Huawei bases on Android 11. As such, the company intends to sell the Nova 9 SE outside China; Huawei has pivoted to HarmonyOS 2 in its home market. Currently, Huawei is expected to have equipped the Nova 9 SE with a Snapdragon 665 or Snapdragon 680 SoC. Presumably, Huawei will confirm which SoC that Nova 9 SE utilises when it pre-orders open.