At an event in Delhi Thursday, Huawei launched the Huawei Nova 3 and the Huawei Nova 3i. The phones are the first in the Nova series to make their way to India officially. The Huawei Nova 3 has high-end specifications including the HiSilicon Kirin 970 system-on-chip (which is a first for the Nova series), while the Huawei Nova 3i is the first Huawei phone to feature the new HiSilicon Kirin 710 SoC. In the last few months, we’ve seen the OnePlus 6, Honor 10, and ASUS ZenFone 5Z make their way to the country, and joining this competitive segment is the Nova 3 and its more affordable sibling the Nova 3i.
HUAWEI nova 3 and nova 3i come with a trendy design that puts the devices at the forefront of craftsmanship. The series combines elegance and innovative AI to usher in a new era of intelligent devices, offering not only a distinctive user experience but also enhancing the way consumers connect with each other. With unique features like ‘Huawei AI Shopping’ and ‘AI auto scene recognition’ the products will enable users to embrace the AI-enhanced life seamlessly.
Commenting on the launch of HUAWEI nova series in India, Mr. Allen Wang, Director, Product Centre, HUAWEI India Consumer Business Group, said, “Having operated in India successfully for 18+ years and with a key focus on enhancing our R&D capabilities, we are uniquely positioned to enrich the lives of our customers in India. Globally, Huawei is a leader in cutting-edge technology and continues to work towards the best in class AI technologies as the next step in the smartphone evolution.”
“With the promising response received for the HUAWEI P20 Series in India, we all are set for a great start and are very optimistic about the Nova series in India” he further added.
Huawei Nova 3 and Huawei Nova 3i – Specifications!
The Nova 3 is priced at INR 34,999 (US$ 510) for the 128GB variant while the Nova 3i costs INR 20,990 (US$ 305) for the 128GB variant and will be available in Black and Iris Purple. Both are exclusively available from Amazon.in and shall start shipping from August 23 and August 7, respectively. The launch offers include an INR 2,000 exchange discount, zero-cost EMI, and 100GB data from Jio.
Huawei is bringing the top-tier P20 design to the Nova 3 and 3i, featuring a notch, glossy body made of glass and metal, and face unlocking abilities. They also support Huawei’s GPU Turbo technology and 3D Qmoji.
The Nova 3 has a 6.3-inch Full HD+ display with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. A Kirin 970 SoC powers it along with 6GB of RAM. On the rear is a 16 and 24-megapixel dual-camera setup while the front has a 24 and 2-megapixel dual-camera setup. Both camera setups are AI-powered and can optimize eight different categories of 200-plus scenarios ranging from blue skies to beach and night. It has a 3750mAh battery that charges via USB-C and also supports expandable storage via a microSD card.
The Nova 3i, on the other hand, has a 6.3-inch Full HD+ display with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. It’s controlled by a slightly weaker processor, the Kirin 710 SoC along with 4GB of RAM. The phone has a 16- and 2-megapixel dual-camera setup on the rear while the front has a 24- and 2-megapixel dual-camera combo, as well. It has the same AI features as the Nova 3 and is backed by a 3340mAh battery that charges via micro-USB.
The phones are now available for pre-booking on Amazon India. Launch offers include ₹2,000 “exchange discount,” ₹1,200 cashback from Jio, as well as 100GB “additional data.” The Huawei Nova 3 will be available from August 23—nearly a month from now. The Nova 3i, on the other hand, will go on sale starting August 7. Consumers pre-booking the devices will get ₹1,000 cashback.