Nova 8 SE revealed by Huawei   with Dimensity 720/800U SoC and 66W fast charging

Nova 8 SE revealed by Huawei with Dimensity 720/800U SoC and 66W fast charging

Huawei launched the base variant of nova 7 series, which was named as nova 7 SE, back in April. Now the company has uncovered the latest Huawei nova 8 SE in an event held in China. The phone greatly looks like the recently launched iPhone 12 with flat sides and a square shaped camera setting on the back of the phone. Have a look at the real photos of the smartphone:

There are two variants that are launched and the only difference between them is the chipset; one comes with Dimensity 720 with 5G + 4G dual sim connectivity and the other variant with a slight increase in the price comes with Dimensity 800U chipset and it supports 5G + 5G dual SIM connectivity. Both variants of the phone come with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage. nova 7 SE was launched with an LCD display whereas the latest nova 8 SE is coming with an OLED display and supports HDR10. The smartphone has 6.53″ display with 85.4% screen-to-body ratio. The screen of the phone has a water drop notch for a 16 MP selfie camera. The finger print scanner can also be found under the display.

Nova 8 SE colors

On the back, the phone has a squarish camera bump which houses the main 64 MP camera along with an 8 MP ultrawide, 2 MP macro and 2 MP depth sensor. The smartphone is powered by a 3800mAh battery which is strange as we are getting at least 4500mAh battery on other devices launched recently in this segment by other companies. But there’s a plus point as well, the nova 8 SE comes with 66W fast charging support and which can charge the device from 0 to 100 in just 35 minutes.

Huawei Nova 8 SE battery charging

The rest of the key points of Huawei nova 8 SE include a USB-C port, 3.5mm headphone jack and Bluetooth 5.1. The phone is only 7.46mm thick which is a good thing when phones are getting thicker these days and it weighs only 178 grams. The nova 8 SE has four color options; Black, Deep Blue, Blue, Silver and the phone will go on sale in China from November 11. The price of the phone is set at CNY 2,599 ($390 | PKR 62,999 | INR 29,150) and the high end variant will be available in CNY 2,699 ($410 | PKR 65,999 | INR 30,450). There’s no word on launch of the phone in other markets, stay connected with The Android City and we will keep you updated!

Detailed Specs

Build
OS
Huawei nova 8 SE comes with Android 10, EMUI 10.1,
no Google Play Services
Body Dimensions161.1 x 74.8 x 7.5 mm
SimDual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Weight178 g
ColorsBlack, Deep Blue, Blue, Silver
Network
Technology
GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE / 5G
Processor
CPU
Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55) – standard model

Octa-core (2×2.4 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55) – premium model
ChipsetMediaTek MT6853 Dimensity 720 5G (7 nm)
– standard model

MediaTek Dimensity 800U 5G (7 nm)
– premium model
GPUMali-G57 MC3
Display
Technology
OLED, HDR10
Size6.53 inches (~85.4% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~403 ppi density)
Memory
Built-in
128GB 8GB RAM
Memory CardNo
Camera
Main/Back
Quad 64 MP, f/1.9, 26mm (wide), PDAF
8 MP, f/2.4, 120˚, 17mm (ultrawide)
2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
FeaturesLED flash, Panorama, HDR
Video 4K @ 30fps, 1080p @ 30fps
Front/SelfieSingle 16 MP, f/2.0, (wide)
HDR, Video 1080p@30fps
Connectivity
WLAN
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth5.1, A2DP, LE
GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, QZSS
USBUSB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go
FM RadioNo
NFCNo
Infrared PortNo
Features
Sensors
Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
LoudspeakerYes
3.5 mm JackYes
Battery
Capacity
Li-Po 3800 mAh, non-removable
Fast charging 66W,
60% in 15 min, 100% in 35 min
PriceHuawei nova 8 SE is Starting from
$390 | PKR 62,999 | INR 29,150

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