Hopping on the trend of bezel-less displays, Huawei today launched its Nova 2i smartphone that features a FullView display with 18:9 ratio, similar to what we have seen on the LG V30. The Huawei Nova 2i is currently available in Malaysia, however, price of the smartphone is unknown at the moment.
Huawei Nova 2i has made it to the company’s official retailer Vmall, suggesting it could be up for sale soon. However, as the smartphone is currently specific to Malaysia, it is difficult to say as to when it will make its debut in India. In addition to the near bezel-less display, the Huawei Nova 2i flaunts a total of four cameras, making it a unique proposition. There’s a set of two cameras at the back as well as on the front, allowing DSLR-like capabilities both for regular shots and selfies. ALSO READ: Honor Holly 4 with 3,020mAh battery launched in India: Price, specifications
Huawei Nova 2i specifications, features
With an aspect ratio of 18:9, there’s a 5.9-inch full HD display on the Huawei Nova 2i. Essentially, Huawei has crammed a 5.9-inch display on a 5.5-inch form factor for 83 percent screen-to-body ratio. The phone flaunts a metal unibody design with a rear fingerprint sensor. Built in-house, Kirin 659 SoC is clocked at 2.36GHz, and paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.
As for optics, there is a combination of 16-megapixel + 2-megapixel sensors at the back. For selfies, there’s a combination of 13-megapixel + 2-megapixel sensor for portraits with depth effect. Similar to the combination seen on the Huawei 8 Pro, the Nova 2i will allow you to adjust the focus levels of a particular image even after it has been captured. It is fueled by a 3,340mAh battery which is claimed to offer up to two days of standby time. It is available in color choices of black, blue, and gold. ALSO READ: Huawei beats Apple to become top smartphone brand in China
In comparison, the Huawei Nova 2 features a 5-inch full HD (1080p) display with 2.5D curved glass on the top. It is powered by Huawei’s own octa-core Kirin 659 chipset coupled with Mali T830 GPU. It has a 4GB of RAM with 64GB internal storage that is further expandable up to 128GB via microSD card.
In terms of optics, the Nova 2 has a combination of 12-megapixel primary camera and an 8-megapixel secondary camera on the rear panel with LED flash, PDAF, and f/1.8 aperture. On the front, it has a 20-megapixel selfie snapper. It houses a 2,950mAh battery.