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Huawei Nova 8 and Nova 8 Pro: Specifications, including 120Hz display and 64MP oval quad camera system

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Huawei Nova 8 lineup will launch on December 23 and it’ll come in two models – Nova 8 and Nova 8 Pro. Although Huawei has published the Nova 8 series teasers and a bunch of leaks has already shown us the design and specs of these two devices.

We’re just a few days away from the launch of Huawei Nova 8 and Nova 8 Pro but below you can get an early look at their specifications and design.

Huawei Nova 8:

Huawei Nova 8 sports a 6.57-inch OLED display with FHD+ (2340 x 1080) resolution, 90Hz refresh rate, center hole-punch design, and curved edges.

The phone has a brand new oval shape camera bump and equips a quad-camera system. Consisting of 64MP main camera (f/1.9 aperture, AF) + 8MP ultra wide-angle (f/2.4 aperture, FF) + 2MP macro camera (f/2.4 aperture, FF) + 2MP depth of field (f/2.4 aperture, FF).

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On the front side, the phone offers a 32MP (f/2.0 aperture) front-facing camera. There are also various camera features available to enhance your photo capturing experience.

According to the information, the Huawei Nova 8 expands at 160.1mm x 74.1mm x 7.64mm and weighs 169g. In terms of the battery backup, this phone will pack a 3800mAh battery that can recharge with a 66W super fast charge with USB Type-C input.

Huawei Nova 8 Pro:

Huawei Nova 8 Pro features a 6.72-inch OLED display with FHD+ (2676 x 1236) resolution, pill-type punch-hole design, 88-degree curved edges, and 120Hz refresh rate.

The Nova 8 Pro is also the first Huawei smartphone that comes with a 120Hz refresh rate, while flagship including Huawei P40 and even Mate 40 only supports 90Hz refresh rate display.

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The phone has a brand new oval shape camera bump and equips a quad-camera system. Consisting of 64MP main camera (f/1.8 aperture, AF) + 8MP ultra wide-angle (f/2.4 aperture, FF) + 2MP macro camera (f/2.4 aperture, FF) + 2MP depth of field (f/2.4 aperture, FF).

Huawei Nova 8 Pro offers two front-facing cameras including a 32MP (f/2.0 aperture) + 16MP (f/2.0 aperture) camera. It also has various camera features available to enhance your photo capturing experience.

According to the information, the Huawei Nova 8 expands at 163.3mm x 74.1mm x 7.85mm and weighs 184g. In this architecture, the phone packs a 4000mAh battery that recharges with a 66W super fast charge with USB Type-C input.

Huawei Nova 8 and Nova 8 Pro are powered by 7nm Kirin 985 processors with 5G connectivity. Both phones has 8GB RAM + 128GB/256GB of internal storage variants. These have pre-installed EMUI 11 supported by Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) and smart features such as multi-screen collaboration and more. The Nova 8 lineup offers four color options to choose from.

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Most of Deng Li's smartphones are from the Huawei ecosystem and his first Huawei phone was Ascend Mate 2 (4G). As a tech enthusiast, he keeps exploring new technologies and inspects them closely. Apart from the technology world, he takes care of his garden.

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Huawei Mate 50 is bringing the notch, which iPhone 14 about drop

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The leak and rumors have suggested strongly that Apple is about to drop the well-known notch with its upcoming iPhone 14 series, while the upcoming Huawei Mate 50 series is about to bring it back.

Obviously, Huawei is not using the notch for the first time, as it already has been used in the Huawei Mate 20 Pro and to mention, and it has been the most popular Huawei Mate device so far.

Initially, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro has been focused on face id or phone security. The module consists of an RGB camera, dot projector, flood illuminator, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, speaker, and IR camera.

The latter came – Huawei Mate 30 Pro also brought in a notch but it focused on the selfie camera and hand gestures.

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The Huawei Mate 40 Pro device has completely ousted the notch with pill shape and center hole punch display design and went better for the portrait and gesture controls via the front cameras.

Notch in iPhones:

Yes, iPhones = notch originator, as it was first introduced with the iPhone X lineup and followed in the consequent models – iPhone 11, 12, and 13.

Apple’s concept and technologies behind this notch were to feature face id, it houses – an ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, flood illuminator, infrared camera, microphone, front camera, dot projector, and a speaker.

The technology has been pretty successful. In terms of design, and as compared to the previous model, iPhone 13 has shrunk for a better user experience.

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Yet, leaks and rumors have suggested strongly that the iPhone 14 Pro models will come with a pill and punch hole display design to contain all of the required face id sensors.

(image source – jonprosser)

Return and Exclusion:

On one end – Huawei is preparing to bring back the notch on Mate 50 devices, while on the other end, Apple is about to exclude with iPhone 14. Let’s see the outcome of this return and exclusion scenario, as both of these devices face each other in the first half of September.

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Huawei Mate 50 Pro to come with quad camera system, details leaked

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Huawei Mate 50 Pro rear camera setup

Huawei Mate 50 series is once again in the midst of the hot topics list, but this time for the Pro variant. Ultimately, a well-known digital blogger brought his creativity to the Weibo site and described the rear camera setup of the Huawei Mate 50 Pro handset.

According to the reports, the digital blogster @WangzaiIshitong has shared a rough diagram of the Mate 50 Pro camera arrangement. The image is quite sketchy but gives a lot of information regarding the upcoming Pro member of the Mate 50 series.

Huawei Mate 50 Pro – Quad-Camera Hood

As per the image shown by the tipster, the Huawei Mate 50 Pro handset model will carry a quad-camera setup on the rear side. Consequently, the device adopts a circular mount which is similar to our previous renderings of the device.

Huawei Mate 50 Pro rear camera setup

Besides, this circular bump packs four lenses which are diagonally located against each other. Speaking of the position, the main snapper of the device will take place at the upper right corner in the rounded area. On its side (upper left corner), there is the ultra-wide-angle shooter.

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As of the bottom right and left corners, the device has given space to the telephoto lens and a sensor respectively. Aside, the rear camera design also consists of different tiny holes in the circular mounted plateau. As per the beliefs, these could be the LED flash as well as the color sensors to give your snapshots a little more light and detail.

Notably, this image is a reflection of the engineering machine. Perhaps, we can assume that we are moving on the right path with the lens specs of the Huawei Mate 50 series. Furthermore, the blogster also hints at the exterior design of the device. It states that the Mate 50 Pro eliminates the large four-screen curvature and will lead up with a notch curved screen.

Huawei Mate 50 Pro rear camera setup

Apart from the four lenses of the smartphone, the tipster also mentioned that the new brand of imaging – XMAGE will remove the tag of Leica from the upcoming phones. Thus, instead of Leica, the Mate 50 Pro will stick the logo of XMAGE positioned at the center of all four shooters.

Things are still running under speculations. But we are eagerly looking forward to experiencing the new XMAGE technology and other features that Huawei has implemented on the Mate 50 lineup.

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Huawei Mate 50 to come with new emergency battery mode, to use after it exhausts

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Huawei mate 50 emergency battery

HarmonyOS 3.0 comes with a bunch of new features, and it’s reported that the upcoming Huawei Mate 50 series will come with an emergency battery mode that will allow you to make a call even after the phone’s battery died.

According to the Weibo tipster – knowseverything, the Huawei Mate 50 series will ship with a stable HarmonyOS 3.0 emergency battery mode feature. And it’s not just an ordinary emergency mode, instead, you can use this feature that will allow you to conduct calls, write text messages, and scan document or location code.

How’s this possible?

Well, the phone equips with a battery and it may be possible that it could preserve some of the battery cells after the phone dies. However, it’s not clear, how this feature would work.

Aside from these, there are no extra details that have been revealed by the tipster but it can be used for such scenarios when your phone’s battery runs out and you need to get help.

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Huawei mate 50 emergency battery

HarmonyOS:

Launched on July 27, HarmonyOS 3.0 focuses on security and new features for smartphone and tablet devices. However, the company is still testing this new operating system version and is under beta activity.

Previous reports reveal that the Huawei Mate 50 series will be the first smartphone to come with stable HarmonyOS 3.0 and there will be range a of new features for the consumers.

Aside from the software, the Huawei Mate 50 series will also equip with new camera technologies to bring a new photography user experience. However, it’s more likely that the phone lineup will equip XMAGE image sensing technology, the one that has been recently introduced by the Chiense tech maker.

Furthermore, the standard Mate 50 will have a flat panel, while the Mate 50 Pro will equip a curved edge display with a notch system similar to what we’ve seen in the Mate 20 series.

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(via – Weibo)

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