Instead, the Nova 9 was introduced for the European market. This handset is brand new, having debuted in China only a few weeks ago. Yet, it cannot be considered a flagship product.
The camera is decent for a midrange device, but there are some obvious tradeoffs. To begin, 5G is not available. You can acquire a wonderful Android phone that supports 5G for less money, like the OnePlus One 2, even if you don’t care about it right now.
All You Need to Know Huawei Nova 9 SE
The Nova 9 is an Android phone with Huawei’s EMUI skin on top; it does not use the company’s proprietary operating system, HarmonyOS 2.
But, the phone still lacks Google services, and you’ll have to utilise Huawei’s own App Gallery to get your apps because there’s no Google Play store. This leaves a few glaring gaps where popular apps should be.
When will Nova 9 be Available for Purchase?
The phone goes on sale on November 2, with initial shipments beginning on November 12.
What is the Price of the Nova 9?
Because Huawei isn’t currently offering the Nova 9 for sale in the UK, the company has only offered pricing in Euros. Nova 9 128GB is €499. 256GB costs an extra €50 and isn’t available in all countries.
Huawei sells the Nova 9 on its own, and you can get it in either Starry Blue or Black. You can also find Crush Green in some countries.
What do the Nova 9’s Features Entail, Exactly?
- 160 x 73.7 x 7.8 mm
- 175 grammes
- Chip 4G Snapdragon 778G
US trade restrictions allow Huawei to utilise Qualcomm chipsets, but only if they do not support 5G. This is why the Nova 9 has Qualcomm’s mid-range Snapdragon 778G processor, but in a 4G variant.
It’s hardly a top-of-the-line processor, but it can do most tasks with ease. The design is also eye-catching, both for its own sake and because it is nearly identical to that of the Honor 50, a new smartphone from Huawei’s former subsidiary (now independent).
The phone is also debuting in Europe, and unlike its competitors, it will feature complete support for Google Mobile Services.
OLED 6.57in 120hz
2340 x 1080 resolution
The display is not LCD but rather OLED, and it boasts a 120Hz refresh rate, 300Hz touch sampling rate, and DCI-P3 colour gamut support (HDR, in other words). It features a size of slightly under 6.6 inches and a resolution of 2340 by 1080 pixels.
There’s a fingerprint reader hidden underneath it. Huawei’s prior smartphone models suggest that the primary front and rear cameras, as well as the display, will be selling points.
- 50MP, f/1.9 aperture
- Eight megapixel, f/2.2 ultra-wide
- Macro 2MP f/2.4
- depth sensor with 2 megapixels and f/2.4 aperture
- I’m taking a 32MP selfie
Huawei’s 50Mp sensor with RYYB pixels is used for the primary rear camera. The quad configuration is unique among sensors and allows for an additional 40 percent or more of light capture. It means clearer photos even in low light or at night.
Its sensor and f/1.9 lens combination has already been seen on flagships like the P40, and it produces excellent images and videos. However, Huawei claims that it employs AIS, which is stabilisation “driven by AI,” rather than optical or electronic stabilisation.
The Nova 9 has a 2MP macro camera, a 2MP depth sensor, and an ultra-wide camera with a much lower resolution of 8Mp. Since there is no telephoto lens present, the range of focal lengths available is limited to wide and normal.
The ‘XD Fusion Engine’ enables some cool software functions, like as switching between the front and rear cameras during 4K recording or filming with both ultra-wide and wide cameras on the back. In addition, you can create a more theatrical effect by recording video with a blurred background.
Data Storing and Networking
- There is no microSD
- Dual 4G
- Storage capacities of 128GB and 256GB are available.
It’s nice to see support for Wi-Fi 6 (though it doesn’t come as much of a surprise that it’s not the newer, more uncommon 6E), Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, and NFC. Nevertheless, there is no 3.5mm headphone connector and only a USB-C port that supports USB 2.0.
You can only use the 128GB or 256GB of built-in storage space (depending on availability in your location), as there is no external expansion. The memory in both versions is 8 GB.
Power Source and Charging
- Capacity: 4300 mAH
- Powerful 66W Boost
While the battery life may not be the best, the speedy charging feature should make up for it. From dead to fully charged, the time is around 40 minutes. Nevertheless, there is no wireless charging support.
We promise to bring you a thorough review of the Nova 9 as soon as we are able to obtain one.