Huawei Nova 8i (NEN-L22) Geekbench Listing Confirms It’s the First Huawei Phone with Qualcomm Chip

Huawei Nova 8i

The upcoming Huawei Nova 8i (NEN-L22) has been spotted at the Geekbench benchmarking site.

Rumors have it that the company will be announcing the Nova 8i in Southeast Asian markets in July. The Geekbench appearance suggests that the company could be internally testing its performance before its official announcement. The listing also reveals that it will be the first Huawei branded smartphone powered by a Qualcomm chip.

The Geekbench listing of the Nova 8i shows it is driven by an octa-core chip by Qualcomm, which includes quad CPU cores clocking at 1.80GHz and quad CPU cores running at 2.02GHz. It can be said based on a recent report by Playfuldroid that it is fueled by the Snapdragon 662 chipset, which offers the same clocking speeds as seen on Geekbench.

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The listing further states that the Nova 8i’s chip is assisted by 8GB of RAM. The device is loaded with the older Android 10 OS and Huawei’s EMUI 11 custom. In the single-core and multi-core tests of Geekbench, the handset scored 307 and 1290 respectively.

Huawei NEN-L22

Specifications and Features

Recent reports have revealed that Huawei Nova 8i will have a 6.67-inch IPS LCD FHD+ punch-hole screen and it will be backed by a 4,300mAh battery. The handset is expected to carry support for 65W fast charging.

The Nova 8i has a 64 + 8 + 2 + 2-megapixel quad-camera system housed inside a round-shaped camera module like the Mate 30 Pro. It has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner for security, and it is expected to arrive in hues like Moonlight Silver, Starry Black, and Interstellar Blue.

At present, there is no information on the pricing of the Nova 8i. While the handset is expected to launch in July, there is no word on its launch date too.

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