Huawei unveils the nova 9 and nova 9 Pro in China with Snapdragon 778G chipset

23 September 2021, 17:01:48

Huawei unveils the nova 9 and nova 9 Pro in China with Snapdragon 778G chipsetHuawei has unveiled the nova 9 and nova 9 Pro in China. The two new models share a lot in common with their predecessors - the nova 8 and the nova 8 Pro. However, there are several major differences. The first is that the chipset is no longer a Kirin unit but a Snapdragon 778G for both models. Even though this is a 5G mobile platform, the nova 9 series does not support 5G connectivity - that's the second main difference compared to the predecessors. Thirdly, the new smartphones run on HamronyOS 2.0, while the nova 8 series runs on Android 11 with EMUI 11 on top. The storage for both models is available in two flavors - 128GB and 256G. The RAM is 8GB. Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi 6, NFC, USB Type-C, in-display fingerprint reading are supported.

The Huawei nova 9 has the same 6.52-inch FHD+ OLED display as the nova 8 with 10-bit color support, 3D curved glass, and DCI-P3 coverage. However, it ups the refresh rate to 120Hz from 90Hz on its predecessor. The touch sampling rate is increased to 300Hz from 240Hz. Power is supplied by a 4300 mAh battery - an increase over the 3800 mAh battery on the nova 8. The 66W Huawei Super Fast Charge remains. Finally, the main camera is changed to a 50MP unit with an RYYB sensor, an f/1.9 aperture, and a 4K video recording. The rest of the cameras are the same as last year's - an 8MP ultra-wide unit, a 2MP depth-sensing lens for portraits, and a 2MP macro lens. The 32MP front camera resides in a punch hole and is aided by Huawei's XD Fusion Image Engine. The Huawei nova 9 is available in Color 9, Provence Lavender, Forest Green, Bright Black colors and is priced as follows: The Huawei nova 9 Pro retains the same display used on the nova 8 Pro - a 6.72-inch OLED display with 3D curved edges, Chip-on-Pi (COP) display packaging, 120Hz refresh rate, 300Hz touch sampling rate, DCI-P3 coverage, 10-bit color bit depth, and a resolution of 1236 x 2676 pixels. It also boasts the same sized battery - 4000 mAh battery but now offers the staggering 100W fast charging. Again, the main camera is changed to a 50MP unit with an RYYB sensor, f/1.9 aperture, 4K video recording. The front houses a 32MO ultra-wide unit and a 32MP camera for portraits. The latter replaces the 16MP portrait front camera found on the nova 8 Pro. Huawei's XD Fusion Image Engine is on board as well. The Huawei nova 9 Pro is available in Color 9, Provence Lavender, Forest Green, Bright Black colors and is priced as follows:

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