One of Huawei’s most popular smartphone series, here’s why you should get excited about the Nova 5T.
There was a time when high-end features are only limited to premium smartphones, but Huawei changed that with their Nova series of devices that combined performance and looks all at an affordable price. Since the Nova series’ debut in 2016, it has also been a top choice for younger users and just last year over 65 million Nova devices have been sold.
If the P30 Pro is geared towards users who are serious about photography, the Nova series is aimed for Millenials and the fashion-conscious because of its trendy design. Huawei coined the term Nova because of its Latin meaning – ‘new star’, which embodies the concept of the Huawei Nova product line.
But what makes the Nova series so popular? Aside from the beautiful design, the inside of every Nova device is where the magic happens. Previous Nova devices ran on the Kirin 970, which is the same CPU found on the P20 Pro and the Mate 20 series. It means that you’re getting the best hardware that can give you a smooth, lag-free experience when browsing, chatting, watching movies or even playing games.
A standard feature on all Huawei devices, the Nova series also supports GPU Turbo technology that streamlines processing resources and reallocates them between the hardware and software so it can work efficiently. This translates to improved performance without taking a toll on battery life.
As you may have known with the Huawei Nova series, the polished look is what sets it apart from other mid-range devices. Rounded edges and the right display size lets you easily use the device with just one hand. Huawei has also introduced a gradient color scheme on its smartphones, which was present on previous Nova devices along with Mate 20 and P30 series.
Even the screen-to-body ratio on Nova devices has gone up with each succeeding model: from the bezel-less screen of the Nova 2s to the Nova 3’s notched screen, and the in-screen front camera found on the Nova 4, which has been called as the smallest in the industry. The front camera on the Nova 4 measure only 3.05 mm in diameter inside a 4.5 mm camera hole – barely noticeable and occupies less space on a bezel-less display.
Speaking of cameras, the Nova series has also had different innovations. The Nova 2s included a dual-lens front camera consisting of a 20-megapixel sensor with a 2-megapixel depth sensor for bokeh effects. The Nova 3 upgraded the main sensor to 24-megapixels and now uses artificial intelligence to give you the best selfies. The in-screen front camera of the Nova 4 comes with a 25-megapixel sensor that has been further enhanced with AI that can easily identify subjects and applies the right customization.
That’s just the front camera. The Nova 4 also has one of the best triple camera setups in the market, one of which features an AI-powered 48-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera.
With all those innovations in mind, there are rumors that Huawei is already preparing to launch the Nova 5T right here in the UAE. We’re expecting another head-turning design and top-of-the-line hardware, which is likely to run Android Pie 9.0 with Huawei’s own EMUI 9.1 that will, of course, supports the most popular apps.