Huawei unveils the new Nova 4 with a camera hole and 48 MP camera
Earlier today, Huawei officially announced the launch of its new sub-premium phone, the Nova 4. The company’s Nova series is positioned beneath its flagship Mate and P lineups, and mostly overlaps with the Honor premium phones in terms of pricing. It’s quite similar to Samsung’s Galaxy A series, in fact. The Nova 4 continues in that vein, as it brings a number of diluted flagship features to the table.
The Nova 4 features a 6.4-inch FHD+ LCD display. There’s a camera hole at the top left corner. There’s also a bottom bezel, which is rather amusing considering the efforts to take off the top bezel. It ships with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage, both worthy of a flagship these days.
Camera-wise, the Nova 4 has two models: a high variant and a base model. The more-specced model features a 48 MP (f/1.8) main camera, a 16 MP (f/2.2) wide-angle camera, and a 2 MP (f/2.4) depth-sensor. The cheaper model replaces the 48 MP camera with a 20 MP one. It’s not the worst triple rear camera setup out there but it’s not the best either. At the front of both phones reside a 25 MP selfie shooter.
The Nova 4 is powered by a Kirin 970, the same SoC used on the Mate 10 Pro and Huawei P20 Pro. Not cutting edge anymore but definitely still a powerful chipset. Under the hood is a 3750 mAh battery, with 18 W fast charging keeping things quick. Software-wise, it runs on the EMUI 9.0.1-based Android 9.
The Nova 4 with a 48 MP camera has an MSRP of CNY 3,400 (US$495), while the 20 MP variant goes for CNY 3,100 (US$450).