The Huawei Nova 2i has officially been launched in Malaysia today and will soon be available in other regions.
It was originally known as the Huawei Maimang 6 when it was unveiled in China and is being marketed with a different name in other countries.
The specifications of the phone remain the same and the biggest highlight is that it has dual camera setup both in the rear and the front. For some buyers, it may sound like an overkill but those who spend majority of their time taking photographs this could be the smartphone they are looking for.
The Nova 2i features a large 5.9-inch Full Screen Display. It is supposed to be fully bezel less but there is a thin bezel on both ends making it easier to hold the phone. The full HD+ display has a unique aspect ratio of 18:9 with a 2.5D curved glass display.
Under the metal shell, the Huawei Nova 2i is powered by a Octa Core Kirin 659 processor which is paired with MaliT830 MP2 GPU for your gaming needs. The mid-range phone has an ample 4GB of RAM to keep it snappy even when multiple apps are open, offers 64GB of storage space which you can always expand using the micro SD card slot. However, there is the usual catch because it is a hybrid slot which supports either dual Sim cards or a single Sim along with a micro SD card.
Dual Cameras on Front and Rear
The device is equipped with a 16 megapixel rear camera which has dual tone LED flash along with a 2 megapixel camera. The front is dominated by a 13 megapixel snapper which uses soft LED flash and is also paired with a 2 megapixel camera which should provide the depth in your photographs, at least on paper.
Real life photo quality is something we can confirm only after the full review. The Huawei Nova 2i has a fingerprint sensor, 3340 mAh battery. It is available in different colors including Prestige Gold, Graphite Black and Aurora Blue.
The Huawei smartphone is priced at $306 and is expected to go on sale in Malaysia from October 13th onwards. Considering the release pattern, it might take a month or so for the Nova 2i to be launched in the US, EU among other regions. It may get a new name if the manufacturer decides to but the Nova sounds good enough already.