Huawei launches nova 5z – a cheaper nova 5i Pro

Huawei introduced the nova 5 series in June with the nova 5i Pro joining them a month later. Now, a new smartphone was announced in China – Huawei nova 5z – which appears to be the mostly the nova 5i Pro with a new memory combination.

The nova 5z is powered by Kirin 810 chipset and is coupled with 6 GB RAM. Storage is either 64 GB or 128 GB, but only the first option is completely new for the smartphone. Everything else – from the screen to the battery and the cameras is unchanged.

The display is 6.26” LCD with punch hole for the 32MP front-facing shooter. The camera combo on the back is 48 MP + 8 MP wide-angle + 2 MP depth sensor + 2 MP macro, while the battery is 4,000 mAh with 20W charging.

The phone runs EMUI 9.1, based on Android Pie, and has plenty of software and hardware boosters – AI for the camera and performance, GPU Turbo for the gaming enthusiasts.

Priced at CNY1,599 ($225/€200) or CNY1,799 ($255/€225) (depending on the storage), the Huawei nova 5z is already available at all major retailers in China. Colors are Black, Aurora, and Emerald Green, which isn’t much of a surprise.

Previous rumors suggested the nova 5i Pro will hit the global scene as Mate 30 Lite, but for now the nova 5i Pro and nova 5z remain China-only smartphones.



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