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Huawei launches the Nova 6 series, 5G variant included

Meet the new Huawei Nova 6. (Source: Weibo)
Meet the new Huawei Nova 6. (Source: Weibo)
The Huawei Nova 6 is a device that has been anticipated for a long time. Now, it has finally been launched, alongside a 5G and SE variant. The first 2 of these are powered by the Kirin 990, whereas the last has the Kirin 810 instead. The new line also features high-res cameras, Android 10 and 8GB of RAM.

Huawei's Nova series of smartphones now has a 2019 update. Its 6th generation consists of a standard model, a version of the same with 5G and a novel SE variant. The first 2 feature triple 40+8+8MP main cameras in conventional pill-shaped modules. The latter, on the other hand, has a square camera module like those of the Pixel 4s or iPhone 11s. However, unlike either kind of flagship, this housing manages all of 4 cameras.

The 6 SE has 48+8+2+2MP sensors on its rear panel. Its 16MP selfie camera is of the punch-hole variety, whereas the Nova 6 and 6 5G have dual 32+5MP punch-holes themselves, much like the new Honor V30 series. These 4 phones also share the Kirin 990 processors, whereas the 6 SE has the more mid-range Kirin 810 chipset.

The Huawei Nova 6 series all have 8GB of RAM, although only the 5G variant has a 256GB storage option. They will all run EMUI 10 based on Android 10 out of the box. The Nova 6 SE has a 6.4-inch FHD+ IPS display, whereas those of the 6/6 5G are increased to 6.57 inches diagonally. 4100 mAh batteries sustain the 6 and 6 SE. The 6 5G has one of only 100mAh more in capacity, which is a slightly odd choice in a phone with a historically power-hungry modem type.

The Nova 6's single 8/128GB SKU goes for 3199 yuan (about US$454), whereas its 5G sibling starts at 3799 yuan (~$540), or 4199 yuan ($595) for the top-end 8/256GB option. On the other hand, Huawei wants 2199 yuan ($312) for the 8/128GB 6 SE. It will be available to order from December 25, 2019, whereas the 6 and 6 5G will go on sale 13 days earlier. 

The new Huawei Nova 6 series' promotional material. (Source: Weibo)
The new Huawei Nova 6 series' promotional material. (Source: Weibo)


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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-12- 5 (Update: 2019-12- 6)