After a presentation in China, Huawei formalized the arrival in France of the Nova 9. Private Play Store and 5G, it wants to seduce with its contained price.
The end of the year is a good time for smartphone manufacturers to present their novelties. This month of October was indeed rich in announcements from the big manufacturers. After Apple and its MacBook Pro, Xiaomi and the Redmi Note 11 or Google range and the eagerly awaited Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, it is Huawei’s turn to present its latest addition, the Nova 9. For the system, the Google services are still missing and the Nova 9 runs under the home system HarmonyOS with Huawei Mobile Services (HMS). As a reminder, the Nova 9 range had already benefited from a presentation in China a month ago.
The Nova 9 targets the younger generation
In view of the photo module and its technical characteristics, the Nova 9 primarily targets the younger generations who are adept at vlogging and photos for social networks. The module is massive and integrates 4 sensors including a main one of 50 Mpx (f / 1.9) equipped with RYYB technology, the particularity of which is to capture 40% more light than the more basic RGGB models. A second 8 Mpx ultra-wide-angle sensor (f / 2.2), a third dedicated to portraits with bokeh effect (2 Mpx) and a final 2 Mpx sensor dedicated to macro (f / 2.4). The latter is capable of photographing a subject 4 cm away.
Given the commercial target, the Chinese giant has taken care of the selfie part of its Nova 9 with a centered 32 Mpx (f / 2.0) front camera, which can shoot in 4K with Gyro AIS software stabilization. The Nova 9 offers plenty of options and effects to enhance shots, including the built-in Petal Clips app. Video is not left out with the dual-view video function, which allows you to shoot simultaneously with the front and back camera and display the result in split on the smartphone screen.
The Huawei Nova 9 is 7.7 mm thick for 175 g.
A mid-range Qualcomm architecture
For the screen of the Nova 9, Huawei has opted for OLED technology and a 6.57-inch curved screen displaying a Full HD + definition (1080 × 2340 pixels). The refresh rate can go up to 120 Hz. For the engine of the smartphone, the Chinese firm has integrated a SoC Snapdragon 778G flanked by 8 GB of RAM and an Adreno 642L graphics chip. Internal storage space reaches 128 or 256 GB.
Still facing US sanctions, Huawei continues to ignore compatibility with 5G. The Nova 9 can however count on the presence of a 4300 mAh battery which, coupled with the 66 W SuperCharge system, promises a full charge (100%) in 38 minutes.
Pre-orders for the Nova 9 are open now from 499 euros for availability between November 2 and 8.