Huawei’s nova 7 series will gain three new members on April 23 (this Thursday), but an eager store already put two of them on its shelves, which resulted in the first hands-on video. It shows that the nova 7 and the 7 Pro will be more similar than expected.
The video starts with the nova 6 followed by the Huawei nova 7 5G. If you count the cameras, you’ll see that the new model has one more module – a quad setup. The About screen lists the resolutions as 64+8+8+2MP, plus a single 32MP selfie camera on the front.
The nova 7 is powered by the Kirin 985 5G chipset and comes with 8GB of RAM and will be available with 128GB or 256GB of storage.
The Huawei nova 7 Pro 5G surprisingly also uses the 985 chipset instead of the flagship 990 5G as rumors suggested. It gets the same memory configurations too, 8/128GB and 8/256GB.
The quad camera on the back is also listed as 64+8+8+2MP, but this time the second 8MP camera has a periscope lens with OIS. The camera app goes up to 50x digital zoom, which suggests optical zoom of 5x. The main 64MP shooter has a bright f/1.8 aperture and (seemingly) no OIS.
Going back to the vanilla model for a second, its two 8MP modules have f/2.4 apertures and no OIS. The app shows up 10x digital zoom, so we are probably looking at a traditional lens with 2x optical zoom.
Also notice that the Pro model will have a screen with strongly-curved sides – it’s a 6.57” OLED panel. The vanilla phone gets a flat 6.53” OLED instead, both have 1080p+ resolution and 60Hz refresh rate.
The nova 7 Pro has a dual punch hole on the front, housing a 32MP and an 8MP selfie cameras, likely wide and ultra wide.
Both phones be powered by the same 4,000mAh battery with 40W fast charging.
These two will be available in five colors: Black, Green, Blue, Red and White. A Huawei nova 7 SE is also expected, that one will be powered by a Kirin 820 5G (according to rumors, at least).