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Huawei Nova Y9a launched with Helio G80 chipset, EMUI 10.1 and more in South Africa

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Huawei has released a new Huawei Nova Y9a smartphone powered by MediaTek Helio G80 chipset and pre-installed with EMUI 10.1 software in South Africa. This latest smartphone has a full-screen display without any notch and features a pop-up selfie camera.

Huawei Nova Y9a will soon expand its reach to the Middle East and Central Asia markets. However, this smartphone launched in three color options including Space Silver, Sakura Pink, and Midnight Black.

Highlights:

  • Display: 6.63-inch
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio G80
  • OS: EMUI 10.1
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Rear Camera: 64MP+8MP+2MP+2MP
  • Front Camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 4300mAh

Price and availability:

  • Huawei Nova Y9a is available at a price of ZAR 6499 ($417) in South Africa

Huawei Nova Y9a South Africa

Let’s explore Huawei Nova Y9a’s specifications and features in detail:

Huawei Nova Y9a sports a 6.63-inch notch-less IPS LCD display with 1080 x 2400 pixels resolution, powered by the Helio G80 chipset, and runs on the older Android 10 OS with EMUI 10.1.

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This smartphone comes with 8.95mm in thickness and weighs 197 grams. It packs with 4,300mAh battery that supports 40W SuperCharge fast charging technology. Also, this phone has a side-facing fingerprint scanner but lacks Google apps and services.

Looking at the camera, the Nova Y9a has a round-shaped camera module on the rear side that is equipped with a 64-MP main camera, 8MP ultrawide lens, and a 2 MP depth lens. On the other hand, the front side has a pop-up camera module with a 16-megapixel selfie camera.

The photography features such as super night mode, EIS, and 1080p video shooting. The connectivity option includes dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.1, a USB-C port, and a 3.5mm audio jack.

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After Huawei and Apple, Honor to bring Satellite Communication unlike Samsung

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Samsung has decided to remain behind the line and announced its failure to install the Satellite Communication feature in the recently released Galaxy S23 but Honor doesn’t seem to repeat this mistake, as it has now a certificate to use capability in its smartphones.

According to the information, China National Intellectual Property Administration AKA CNIPA has published an application filed by Honor. It is now authorized and revealed the company’s approval for “an electric device with integrated Beidou short message feature”.

This confirms that Honor is ready to debut this satellite communication in smartphones. However, an exact date or model has not been disclosed at the moment. Honor Magic 5 series will launch on February 27 at MWC 2023 Barcelona and it’s suitable for such technology in Honor’s campaign.

Honor satellite communication

The satellite communication technology allows you to send short text messages with China’s Beiduo satellite. However, Apple is using Globalstar satellite services in the U.S. If required, the phone will let you send a short message when you don’t have a mobile network at all. This feature comes into play in any emergency use case.

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Huawei was the first to launch satellite communication in the industry and the company has already planned to launch the second generation feature to this satellite-connected smartphone feature.

(source – Weibo)

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Huawei Nova 20 Pro, Mate X3 and P60 to run Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+

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Despite recent changes, Huawei is likely to use sufficient Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset for upcoming smartphones including Nova 20 Pro, Mate X3, and P60.

According to the inputs coming from Weibo tipster, Wangzai, Huawei Nova 20 Pro, Mate X3, and Huawei P60 will use Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset. That suggests the 8+ Gen 1 will be popular this year.

Snapdragon 8+ is produced with TSMC’s 4nm process. The frequency of the CPU and GPU is 10% higher than that of the previous generation’s flagship Snapdragon platform, and the power consumption is reduced by 30%.

So, we come down to the conclusion that this processor will use frequency change in all of these three devices. Input suggests that Huawei Nova 20 Pro uses a low-frequency version of Snapdragon 8+, while the main core is set for 3.0 GHz and the standard frequency is 3.2GHz.

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Compared to the flagship version, the mid-range or low-to-high-end version of Snapdragon 8+ brings advantages such as better battery life. For example, the Honor 80 series has controlled frequency and provide good performance.

Huawei Nova 20 Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1

No Gen 2 in the P60 series?

So, Huawei is not using Snapdragon 8+ Gen 2 in the P60 series? The answer to this question is currently unconfirmed. As tipsters have confirmed that the is only P60, which may raise hope for a high-end Snapdragon chip.

Past information reveals that Huawei Nova 20 series will launch around May of this year and will have two models – Nova 20 and Nova 20 Pro. Looking past the generations, Huawei Nova 10 lineup featured Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G octa-core chip. It uses 4 × Cortex-A78 at 2.4 GHz + 4 × Cortex-A55 at 1.8 GHz architecture.

It’s possible that the Nova 20 Pro version is chosen for Snapdragon 8+ and the standard Nova 20 chose to remain on Snapdragon mid-range chipset. As for now, there are no additional details available about the Nova 20 series parameters. But there’s a lot to know and we’ll keep you posted.

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Huawei could launch new flagship oriented feature this year

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Huawei is preparing a new feature for the upcoming flagship devices that could launch soon. According to the input coming from Weibo tipster Pengpeng, Huawei is testing a new feature called “fault type rolling” for flagship models, it’s mentioned as a next-generation technology.

However, the tipster didn’t reveal specific details about this feature and we never heard of it before. Since it seems like a brand-new tech, we will look forward to the unveiling.

Over the past years, Huawei continue to innovate new technologies for consumers. These innovations contribute big to improve the user experience.

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Huawei has three major launches for this year including Mate X3, P60 series, and Mate 60 series. But the tipster, while interacting with followers, suggests that Mate X3 could be the first recipient.

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Huawei Mate X3:

Huawei Mate X3 is the next generation of foldable phones that will carry the right folding design of its predecessor. On the other hand, the phone will bring lightweight and an improved hinge system. It’s expected this foldable device will be the first to bring out the next generation of satellite connectivity. It will be the first smartphone to enter the launch stage.

Huawei P60 series:

Huawei P60 series is the next P series smartphone and it is loaded with a variety of new features but the main focus will return to the camera specifications, which include XMAGE imaging and variable aperture.

Huawei Mate 60:

According to past plans, Huawei could launch Mate 60 series in the second half of this year but there’s more confirmation needed on this subject.

(source – Weibo)

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