The nova 8 SE is thin at just 7.46mm thick, weighs 178 grams and has a design that is very reminiscent of the iPhone 12, with flat bezels and a quad-camera system of similar design logic.
The new Huawei phone has a large 6.53 ” OLED screen with FHD + resolution which at the top has a drop-type notch (waterdrop) to accommodate the 16MP selfie camera. It also incorporates a fingerprint sensor under the screen for biometric authentication and supports HDR10.
Inside, the nova 8 SE is equipped with MediaTek Dimensity 720 chipset but there is also a High Edition version which has the Dimensity 800U chipset. Both versions have 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage and Android 10 which is based on the well-known EMUI 10.1 user interface.
The phone has a 3800mAh battery which is smaller than what we have seen in recent smartphone releases, yet it supports 66W charging, which promises 60% autonomy with just 15 minutes of charging. For a full charge at 66W, it takes about 35 minutes.
The Huawei nova 8 SE also includes a USB-C port, 3.5mm headphone jack, Bluetooth 5.1, Dual SIM support and Wi-Fi Dual Band. Both versions will support 5G networks, with the difference that the High Edition version will offer 5G on both SIM cards.
It is expected to be released in China on November 11 in 4 colors. The standard version will be available at 2599 yuan (€ 330) while the High Edition at 2999 yuan (€ 345).