Huawei is going to join the 18:9 ratio, Full View display, bandwagon with its upcoming high-end Phone – Mate 10. However, before they could launch the flagship; they’ve released a mid-range phone called Nova 2i with the “Entire View” display. Interestingly, the smartphone comes with 4 cameras.
Huawei’s Nova series have always created a hype, either with the design resemblance to an existing flagship or by being the first smartphone to offer nifty camera features.
Nova 2i is similar to Huawei Maimang 6.
The Nova 2i is identical to the phone recently launched in China called Maimang 6. Anyways, it now belongs to the Nova series and gets a global brand name.
Design-wise, the phone looks very stylish and premium with its metallic back cover and 2.5D curved glass. It is one of the first Huawei smartphones to come with the bezel-less display. The low bezel display is becoming more common in 2017, and most likely your next phone will also be bezel-less.
The Nova 2i flaunts a 5.99 inch, Full HD+ (2160*1440) pixels, 18:9 ratio display, offering minimal bezels on all sides.
The top bezels are acceptable as it houses an earpiece, front cameras, proximity sensors. The bottom bezel could have been minimal if they removed the Huawei logo and designed it like the Samsung S8.
Moreover, the Nova 2i has a similar design as the Maimang 6 and upcoming Mate series.
Huawei Nova 2i Comes with 4 Camera Setup – 2 at the front and 2 at the back.
The highlight of the smartphone is the four camera set-up. Most phones come with either a dual camera set-up at the back or only at the front.
Huawei has managed to cramp in dual camera set-up on both the sides.
At the front, the Huawei Nova 2i comes with a 2 MP camera (depth sensor) paired with the main 13 MP front-facing sensor.
The back side has a 16 MP primary camera paired with a 2 Megapixel depth-sensor, to enable the bokeh effect on the images.
Further, Huawei promises a huge change in the image results because of the presence of these depth sensors compared to their earlier phones, with 2 same size sensors – one monochrome and other RGB.
A New Processor – Kirin 659
The Huawei Nova 2i is driven by their in-house Kirin 659 SOC, paired with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage. It runs on Brobdingnagian 3340 mAh battery, can easily last all day.
The mobile has Android Nougat 7.0 OS with EMUI v5.1 out of the box. It’s a letdown, if not Oreo, Huawei should have shipped it with the Nougat 7.1.1.
Gesture-based UI has always been Huawei’s selling point. Even the past EMUI iterations came with gestures, be it on screen or the fingerprint sensor. This time they’ve included new gestures such as, “ Drawing S with your knuckle to capture a long screenshot.”
There are few more features like tapping twice with 2 fingers to start screen recording, can be quite useful.
There are no details on the pricing / global launch so far, but we know that the Nova 2i will be up for grabs in Blue, Black, and Gold color variants. We will keep you posted if Huawei plans to bring the 4 camera mobile to Indian shores.
Also, Huawei has launched the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro smartphone.