Huawei surprised many when they came in with Nova and Nova Plus handsets back in October 2016. At the time, the Chinese OEM had been thought to be the one manufacturing the Google Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X successors, but this did not materialize.
After the Huawei Nova and Nova Plus had been unveiled, word came in suggesting that the two were actually the abandoned Google Nexus phones as the two companies could not agree on a deal. The two did receive an impeccable reception in some of the markets it was unveiled, but honestly, the phone hasn’t really picked up pace like the rest of Huawei’s devices.
Not giving up, the Chinese company is working on releasing a successor (s) to the Huawei Nova dubbed the Nova 2. Given that the original Nova series had an amazing metallic build, some decent specs under the hood as well as a top-notch camera, it is acceptable to expect a lot more when the Nova 2 comes to life. Apparently, Huawei is not yet ready to disappoint and just like many of the OEMs, there’s talk of a dual-lens camera for the Nova 2.
If the new rumors are anything to go by, the Huawei Nova 2 will be unveiled on May 26, which is just three weeks from now. The details of the release date have also been accompanied by images of the phone’s rear and front panels. From the images, a dual-lens camera is easily noticeable on the back alongside an LED flash and a fingerprint scanner. You also get the company’s logo on the same back panel, but towards the bottom end.
Where the Huawei Nova had a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC running the show, the Huawei Nova 2 is reportedly set to debut with the new Snapdragon 660 SoC, but there’s still no word on the RAM. But with most Huawei phones – including budget and midrange models – are shifting towards 4GB RAM, it’s safe to assume that this will be the package inside the Nova 2. The two lenses on the back will each be of 12 megapixels, but we still don’t know the exact details, including those of the selfie camera.