Huawei nova 2 and nova 2 plus unveiled: dual main camera, 20MP selfie camera

Peter, 26 May 2017

Huawei’s premium mid-range line went into its second generation - meet the Huawei nova 2 and Huawei nova 2 plus. They leave the Honor-like design behind and look closer to the flagship P-series - down to the dual camera.

The dual camera is on the back, consisting of a 12MP sensor (1.25µm pixels) behind an f/1.8 lens and an 8MP sensor to help with optical zoom and portrait mode. On the front is a surprisingly serious 20MP selfie camera (the P10 has an 8MP cam!).

The nova 2 and nova 2 plus both feature metal unibodies and differ mainly in screen - 5” for the smaller model, 5.5” for the plus. Both are LPTS LCDs with 1080p resolution, both are covered with 2.5D curved glass.

Huawei nova 2 Huawei nova 2 plus
Huawei nova 2 • Huawei nova 2 plus

The metal bodies measure only 6.9mm thick for both phones, quite slender. Still, the battery capacity is decent - 2,950mAh and 3,340mAh. Note that the Snapdragon 625 chipset of the first-gen has been replaced by a new Kirin 659 chipset.

The Huawei nova 2 and nova 2 plus pack a lot of memory for their price - 4GB RAM/64GB storage and 4GB RAM/128GB storage respectively. The nova 2 will cost CNY 2,500 ($365/€325), the nova 2 plus is CNY 2,900 ($420/€375), You can put down a CNY 100 deposit to book a unit today, sales start June 16.

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  • 888

most consumers are dumb af. they think more is better so when they see 20 instead of "standard" 8 they go crazy and "think" they need it.

  • AnonD-625786

Kind of disappointed from these two new phones. No major differences from the 1st-gen Huawei nova devices...

  • AnonD-494390

Today I checked both in Huawei Central shop in Shenzhen, China. It's available for sale now. I checked camera and screen both looked very good.

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