Huawei’s Nova 3 and its “lite” counterpart the Huawei Nova 3i have both been released in China for pre-order ahead of the devices’ official launch on the 26th of September, 2018. Through the company’s press releases and conferences regarding the specifications of the 3i device, here’s everything we know about the it so far. The most peaking news amidst all the specifications is the fact that the Huawei Nova 3i will be the first ever phone to sport Huawei’s own developed HiSilicon Kirin system on a chip, the Kirin 710, which is a massive move for Huawei in becoming a self-sufficient tech giant and an all rounder in the tech industry.
The Huawei Nova 3i is expected to sport a beautiful 6.3 inch full HD IPS display which will run on Android Oreo version 8.1 with an octacore Kirin 710 processor under the hood. The octacore processor will consist of four 2.2 Gigahertz Arm Cortex A73 cores and four 1.7 Gigahertz Arm Cortex A53 cores. The device will contain 4 – 6 GB RAM with a 64 – 128 GB storage capacity which may be extended through a microSD card reader as well, and it will have a whopping 3340 mAH battery pack inside. In addition to this, the mobile phone will have two front facing and two rear facing cameras. The former will be 24 megapixels and 2 megapixels depth sensing, respectively, and the latter will be 16 megapixels and 2 megapixels depth sensing, respectively. The phone will support WiFi, Bluetooth, and cellular service on a dual nano sim system and it is available for preorder in the colors black, blue, gold, and purple at just US $444.
The Huawei Kirin 659 is the processor found on most of the company’s devices and the Kirin 710 is expected to perform at 75% higher single-core and 68% higher multicore according to a statement released from the firm. The Kirin 710 on a 12nm processor is clearly a massive upgrade from the common Kirin 659 and it is the debut chip for the Kirin 700 series that is making its way into Huawei’s medium-line devices. The new chip sports cores in the same fashion as the Kirin 970 (the chipset on the Huawei Nova 3) with four and four of the A73 and A53 and it’s expected to generate almost as competent processor performance. The chip does not seem to have any dedicated artificial intelligence hardware, however, but it does have the much necessary to facilitate face unlock and smart camera object recognition. The Kirin 710 is almost as good as the Kirin 970 and it’s 150% better than the Kirin 659 as described in an official statement from the company. The addition of this chip to the Huawei Nova 3i allows users who choose to purchase mid-range devices to benefit from almost the same processing power of some of the most expensive phones in the market.