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Huawei releases a Dimensity 800U-powered version of the Nova 7 SE

The Nova 7 SE Vitality Edition. (Source: Huawei)
The Nova 7 SE Vitality Edition. (Source: Huawei)
Huawei has announced a new version of an existing mid-ranger. The Nova 7 SE Vitality Edition is essentially the exact same as the original - with the exception that it runs on the MediaTek Dimensity 800U chipset rather than the Kirin 820 SoC. This means the refreshed variant is still 5G, although it starts for slightly less that the "first" 7 SE.

Huawei launched the Nova 7 series of mid-tier 5G smartphones early in 2020. Now, it has a new member: the 7 SE Vitality Edition. Then again, the only important update involved in this apparent refresh is its processor. The "first" SE variant had been outfitted with the OEM's in-house Kirin 820 processor; however, it has been dropped in favor of the MediaTek Dimensity 800U in its replacement.

Otherwise, the Vitality Edition retains the 6.5-inch FHD+ IPS display, quad 64+8+2+2MP rear cameras and 4000mAh battery as the 7 SE. The two even still has the same Magic Night Black, Silver Moon Star, Qijing Forest and Midsummer Purple colorways. However, the former is now listed on Vmall for 2299 yuan (~US$343), whereas the latter started for 2399 yuan (~$358).

This update just may be an indication of where Huawei intends to get its mobile processors in the future now that its supply of Kirin chipsets are reportedly dwindling beyond the ability to source any more. Interestingly, the new Vitality Edition (which has only 1 8GB RAM/128GB configuration) is also now the only version of the Nova 7 SE available to buy on its retail platform.


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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-10-16 (Update: 2020-10-16)