Huawei announces Nova 4 with hole-punch display and 48-megapixel camera

Huawei announces Nova 4 with hole-punch display and 48-megapixel camera
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Huawei has announced the Nova 4 smartphone after weeks of teasing its most standout feature the circular holepunch cutout for the 25megapixel selfie camera Samsung beat Huawei to the punch by announcing the similar Galaxy A8s last week, but Huaweis phone looks to have a smaller hole for the camera Well have to see whether that has any implications for image quality

Huawei has announced the Nova 4 smartphone after weeks of teasing its most standout feature: the circular “hole-punch” cut-out for the 25-megapixel selfie camera. Samsung beat Huawei to the punch (...) by announcing the similar Galaxy A8s last week, but Huawei’s phone looks to have a smaller hole for the camera. We’ll have to see whether that has any implications for image quality.

Last week Huawei sub-brand Honor semi-announced the View 20, a phone that looks like it’ll have quite a bit in common with the Nova 4. Aside from the same hole-punch design, both phones also have 48-megapixel primary cameras on the rear. It’s part of a three-camera setup on the Nova 4, but Honor hasn’t shown off the View 20 from behind yet. Unlike the View 20, the Nova 4 is powered by the Kirin 970 processor found in the View 10 and Huawei P20 Pro; Honor’s newer phone will use the newer Kirin 980.

Other Nova 4 specs include a 6.4-inch 2310 x 1080 display, 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, 18W fast charging over USB-C, and a 3,750mAh battery.

The Nova 4 will cost 3,399 yuan (about $490) for a model with the above specs, but there’s a cheaper $3,099-yuan ($450) variant that replaces the 48-megapixel sensor with a 20-megapixel unit. The phone will likely make its way to India and Europe after its launch in China.

Source: theverge.com

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