Huawei unveiled the nova 12 Ultra, nova 12 Pro, nova 12, and nova 12 Lite

27 December 2023, 21:39:53

Huawei unveiled the nova 12 Ultra, nova 12 Pro, nova 12, and nova 12 LiteHuawei unveiled in China the nova 12 series which comprises four models. All of them run on HarmonyOS 4.0 with the top three supporting 5G and the Lite version being limited to 4G. All support Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, and NFC. The two-way Beidou satellite communication feature is available on the Pro and Ultra models. We will start off with the top-notch model.

Huawei nova 12 Ultra specifications

Huawei nova 12 Ultra has an elegant body with a faux leather rear shell that has the nova logo embossed into it creating a fashionable, yet delicate feel. The camera department resides in an oval module placed in the top-left corner of the rear shell with the two lenses surrounded by a metal circle, while the laser focus and temperature color sensors are placed below together with the LED flash. The rear cameras include a 50MP main shooter with variable apertures from f/1.4 to f/4.0 and 4K video recording. There's also an 8MP ultra-wide and macro lens with an f/2.2 aperture and a 112° FoV. On the front, there's an oval punch hole with two cameras - a 60MP main shooter with AF and an 8MP portrait telephoto lens with AF. The main front camera also records 4K videos. The chipset has not been revealed but it is most probably the Kirin 9000SL paired with 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 512GB/1024GB of storage. Power is supplied by a 4600 mAh battery with 100W fast charging. The front of the nova 12 Ultra is adorned by a 6.78-inch OLED display with 10-bit color bit depth, an LTPO backplane for dynamic refresh rate from 1 to 120Hz, 2160 Hz PWM dimming, and Kunlun Glass 2 for protection. The model costs CNY 4699 for the 512GB version and CNY 5499 for the 1TB variant.

Huawei nova 12 Pro specifications

In most ways the Huawei nova 12 Pro resembles the Ultra model. It has the same display, the same cameras, and the same battery and fast charging support. The design is different as the Pro version has sakura petals pattern on the glass rear shell and adds a pink color to the available blue, black, and white. The main difference is the chipset. Again, it is not explicitly specified but it is deemed the Pro version runs on the new Kirin 8000 for which there's limited data. The RAM remains 12GB but the storage is decreased to 256GB and 512GB. Hence, this model is priced at CNY 3999 and CNY 4399, respectively.

Huawei nova 12 specifications

Huawei nova 12 brings further changes. It runs on the same Kirin 8000 chipset as the Pro version but with 8GB of RAM. The vanilla variant boasts the same sakura petals-inspired design but loses the pink version and has a flat frame. There's also a smaller and simpler OLED display with a 6.7-inch diagonal size, decreased FHD+ resolution, and a 120Hz refresh rate without LTPO. The battery remains the same with the same 100W fast charging support. The rear camera department has the same 50MP+8MP combo but the main camera has a fixed f/1.9 aperture. On the front, the second selfie camera is removed leaving only a single 60MP unit without autofocus. The device also loses the stereo speakers available on the Ultra and Pro models. The vanilla nova 12 costs CNY 2999 for the 256GB version and CNY 3399 for the 512GB variant.

Huawei nova 12 Lite specifications

Huawei nova 12 Lite has the same display as the vanilla model but a slightly smaller battery capacity - 4500 mAh. The fast charging support is decreased to 66W. This is the only model from the quartet that does not support 5G and is based on a Snapdragon 778G chipset with 8GB of RAM and 256GB/512GB of storage. The camera department is the same simplified version available on the vanilla nova 12. The Lite costs CNY 2499 for the 256GB version and CNY 2799 for the 512GB variant.

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