The IFA 2016 gave birth to a new Huawei NOVA Plus smartphone – a midrange handset that has now been confirmed to be heading to Canada about a month from now.
There are definitely many who are now aware of Huawei’s heroics in the smartphone industry, especially after the release of the successful Google Nexus 6P. As a result, those who were waiting for the coming of the Huawei NOVA Plus phone in Canada can finally mark this date on their calendars, but this will only be for those using Rogers, Virgin Mobile, and Fido. As for now, Rogers and Telus have not confirmed about the availability of the NOVA Plus.
As noted earlier, the Huawei NOVA Plus is not the most powerful smartphone in the market right now, but you will love the specs on offer. The midranger has a 5.5-inch Full HD display panel with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Under the hood, the Huawei NOVA Plus comes with a Snapdragon 625 SoC while the back of the phone packs a 16MP snapper. The front gets an 8MP snapper, which is decent for selfies and video calls. The 2.5D glass that features on the front of the phone alongside the matte aluminum black finish will make you want to have the NOVA Plus.
If Huawei calls this a mid-range smartphone, it will be hard to classify the likes of OnePlus 3, Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) and even the Moto G4 Plus. This is true because, for a mid-range smartphone, it is always about the price. As for the Huawei NOVA Plus, it comes with a price tag of 430 euros, but this is meant for the European market. Whether this price tag will be retained for the Canadian market or not is still unknown, but having a mid-range smartphone priced at $480 might keep off a number of suitors.
The Huawei NOVA Plus might be facing an uphill task when it comes to succeeding in the mid-range category. This is a category that is controlled by price and not features and in Huawei’s case, it might be difficult to beat the aforementioned players, among many other Android devices, including flagships from a number of Chinese OEMs.