Huawei Nova 3 and 3i
Hot off the release of the Huawei Honor 9N, more on which you can read here, Huawei has released the Nova 3 and 3i. Fitting squarely in the mid-range smartphone the Nova 3i costs Rs.20,999 and the Nova 3 is pricier at Rs.34,999. These devices fill in a key segment of the market and is a part of Huawei’s overarching strategy to find a place in every price bracket of the Indian smartphone market.
Huawei emphasizes on the quad-camera technology, two sensors on the front and two on the back, and it’s AI capabilities. The front camera, which is common to both devices, sport a primary 24MP sensor and a 2MP depth sensor which will surely make for bright and vivid images. The AI technology is said to isolate live objects and sceneries so as to accentuate the live objects and make them look sharper. The rear sensor on the Nova 3i sports a dual 16MP + 2MP sensor, the latter being for depth, to provide sharp pictures with full depth analysis to give layered images. The rear camera on the Nova 3 is a class apart on paper, with a 24MP + 16MP, both of which work together, the device can control image settings to an extremely high degree, and grant crisp pictures, and with a f/1.8 aperture they are sure to be bright.
Huawei also included a large 6.3” FHD+ display which is near-bezel less and curved to occupy least space and provide most screen. The transition from back to front glass is near seamless on the Nova 3 and is smooth on the Nova 3i.
Aside from the camera, the Nova 3 sports a Kirin 970, which is a powerhouse, and 6GB of RAM with 128GB on board storage. The 3750mAh battery should be enough to power this device through the day. The Nova 3i features the slower Kirin 710 and 4GB of RAM with 64GB on board storage. The smaller battery should not matter with the lesser RAM and processor and should provide a day’s battery.