Huawei has officially launched the Nova 2; a sequel to last year’s earlier effort with the benefit of a new dual-camera array.
We felt that the first Huawei Nova was big on style but missed out on some savvy, and now we’ve got a new stellar effort to study with the reveal of the Huawei Nova 2.
The Nova 2 continues Huawei’s trend of revealing attractive and feature-packed offerings in the upper mid-range of the market, and this time around the handset includes two rear cameras where its predecessor offered only one.
In terms of general specifications, the Nova 2 runs on a HiSilicon Kirin 659 chipset with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable internal storage in tow. A 2950mAh battery is included, and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner offers biometric security options like its predecessor.
In terms of cameras, the Nova 2 packs a punch on paper – cramming in a 12-megapixel and 8-megapixel lens. The move is a first for the company, as the setup ditches the traditional colour/monochrome sensor partnership as seen on handsets such as the P10 in favour of a standard and telephoto lens.
Design-wise, the second-generation Nova retains some of its predecessor’s good looks while inheriting many characteristics from the new Huawei P10. The handset is available in Aurora Blue, Grass Green, Streamer Gold, Obsidian Black, and Rose Gold.
We’re awaiting clarity on whether the device will indeed be available in South Africa, though the handset’s suggested retail price is expected to be in the margin of €330 EUR.
What are your thoughts? Would you be interested in picking up a Nova 2, or has another compelling mid-range offer caught your eye? Be sure to let us know your opinion in the comments below!