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December 17, 2018

Huawei Nova 4 – A Punch-Hole Front Camera and Powerful HiSilicon Kirin 980 Chipset

You shouldn’t forget about a gradual updating of flagship smartphone of higher price section and a Chinese smartphone brand “Huawei”. Now, Huawei after holding the 2nd position worldwide in a world of smartphones seeks to find even more beauty, functionality, optimal combination of performance and price in its new smartphones. And judging by Huawei Nova 4 in Australia, Huawei is quite able to realize their plans.

A successor of Huawei Nova 3, comprises a 6.4-inches IPS LCD Screen with a maximum resolution of 1080 x 2310 pixels and punch-hole for accommodating a front-facing camera. The handset runs on Android 9.0 Pie based on Huawei’s own EMUI 9 software as well as company’s super-powerful Kirin 980 Chipset, Up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard memory.

One can, however, expand its onboard storage further with the help of microSD card. The Nova 4 boasts a triple-camera configuration outback – consisting of a 48MP AI camera which lets you record Full HD+ videos at 4K resolution. It’s having a Dual-SIM card slot with 4G LTE connectivity, a 3.5mm standard headphone jack, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and comes with a 3900mAh non-removable battery.

Huawei Nova 4 Release Date and Price:

The Huawei Nova 4 release date in Australia is expected somewhere in between January and February 2019 whereas it’s going to hold its positions on shelves on 29th December 2018.

Talking about Huawei Nova 4 Price in Australia, users are most likely to spend around AU$680-699 whereas it’ll set users back around INR 34999 in India and 430-499 euros to the European audience.

Key Features:

  • 3900mAh Battery
  • HiSilicon Kirin 980 CPU
  • 6.4-inches IPS
  • 8GB of RAM
  • 128GB of ROM
  • Triple Rear Camera (48MP + 16MP + 2MP)

Specifications of Nova 4:

Boasting an LED Flash, HDR, Geo-Tagging and Panorama as well as 3900mAh non-removable battery with fast battery charging 9V/2A 18W. One will be able to pick it up in a choice of 4 sensational colors – Aurora Blue, White, Red, and Black. Other Huawei Nova 4 specifications include:

  • Display Size: 6.4-inches IPS LCD Screen
  • Display Resolution: 1080 x 2310 Pixels (398 PPI)
  • Dimensions and Weight: Unknown
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • Operating System: Android 9.0 Pie
  • Chipset: HiSilicon Kirin 980
  • CPU: Octa-core
  • GPU: Mali-G72 MP12
  • RAM and ROM: 8GB of RAM and 128GB of ROM (Expandable Up to 512GB)
  • Triple Camera: 48MP + 16MP + 2MP
  • Front Camera: 25MP
  • Camera Features: LED Flash, HDR, and Panorama
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0
  • Sensors: Compass, Proximity, Accelerometer and Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
  • Battery: 3900mAh non-removable (Fast Charging)
  • Colors: Black, White, Red and Aurora Blue

A Punch-Hole for Front Camera:

Very much like Huawei Nova 3, Nova 4 comprises a Glass and Metal design but there is one major change. Rather than using a 6.3-inches notched screen, it’s comprising a whopping 6.4-inches screen with a punch-hole for front camera (Samsung is expected to announce a punch-hole screen in Samsung Galaxy S10 as well).

This is absolutely making a screen much usable while consuming content. You won’t see any bezel on the top and sides, there is a small chin at the bottom of the handset. The aspect ratio is 20:9 with Full HD+ resolution. And outback, you will see a fingerprint scanner, and at the bottom, there is a USB Type-C Port and a standard 3.5mm headphone jack.

Super Powerful HiSilicon Kirin 980 Chipset:

The handset is loaded with Huawei’s latest HiSilicon Kirin 980 Chipset (Huawei Mate 20 Pro is equipped with Kirin 980 too) which made its debut in late 2018 alongside Huawei Mate 20 and Huawei Mate 20 X. This Processor has 2 high-performance Cortex-A76 and a whopping 8GB of RAM with 128GB of onboard memory which can be expanded further up to 512GB via microSD card. It’s running on Android’s latest Android Pie 9.0 based on EMUI 9 software.

Triple Rear Camera:

Though Samsung Galaxy A9 2018 is backed by 4 rear cameras, Huawei is likely to take a couple of more months to touch that much amount of rear cameras. However, it’s coming up with 3 rear cameras – similar to Huawei P20 Pro and Mate 20 Pro.

The primary 48MP sensor uses Sony’s IMX586 sensor with 0.8um pixel size whereas other 2 rear sensors are expected to be 16MP and 2MP with an aperture of f/2.2 and f/2.4 respectively. It’s said that Nova 4 will sport several cameras features such as Phase Detection Autofocus, f/1.8 aperture, and 4K video recording.

And out front, you will see a single and quality-oriented 25MP selfie camera which is placed at the top left corner of the screen. One will be able to record 1080p videos at 30fps with the front-facing camera.

Huawei Nova 3 vs. Huawei Nova 4:

The total number of improvements in Nova 4 as compared to Nova 3 is “four”. The screen design, battery capacity, rear camera configuration, and HiSilicon Kirin Chipset. Thankfully, Nova 4’s screen is free from any kind of notch (if you really hate that). A punch-hole design sounds better as compared to a notched screen since it’s offering more screen and lacks any bezels.

The Nova 3, on the other hand, bears HiSilicon Kirin 970 Chipset but Nova 4 uses Huawei’s latest Kirin 980 Processing Chipset. Huawei claims Kirin 980 with 7-nanometer processor gives users more power efficiency and super-smooth performance.

Now comparing a dual-camera configuration at Huawei’s Nova 3, Nova 4 features a triple-camera setup (as mentioned above). For sharper images, it uses the main 48MP sensor whereas 2 other sensors support it for capturing other scenes with a lot of details. However, Nova 3 comes with IR Face Recognition which company has decided to drop from Nova 4. Last but absolutely least, Nova 4 comes with a larger capacity battery which is rated at 3900mAh while Huawei Nova 3 only has 3750mAh battery capacity.

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