Huawei’s Nova range of midrange phones offer some seriously good bang for the buck as last year’s Nova 5T would attest to and they’re rolling out a new addition to the line-up just in time for Valentine’s Day dubbed the Nova 7i. According to Huawei, Malaysia is the first country outside of China to get the phone.
The Nova 7i is a midrange workhorse like its forebears with a 6.4-inch FHD+ IPS LCD display with a punchhole in the upper left corner for a selfie camera. Rather than plonking it under the touchscreen, the Nova 7i opts for a more traditional side-mounted power button cum fingerprint reader. Of note with the front selfie camera is the inclusion of MeeTime mode which offers better video call quality and snaps by the by.
Running under the hood is a Kiin 810 octacore paired with 8GB RAM and 128GB of expandable memory using Huawei’s own NM cards with a 4,200mAh battery that has 40W SuperCharge tech keeping things humming along. According to Huawei, the 40W SuperCharge tech is able to provide a 70% battery charge in just 30 minutes of charging which is quite a feat indeed.
The rear quad camera has a 2 by 2 arrangement centered around a primary 48-MP camera along with an ultra-wide angle camera, a macro camera and a depth sensor.
As you’d likely surmise, the Nova 7i will run EMUI 10 and ship without Google Mobile Services so you’ll have to rely on their Huawei AppGallery or get fairly creative in regards to sourcing your favourite apps.
There’s no word on pricing or colour options available in Malaysia just yet but they’ll likely include their usual tempting preorder gifts to sweeten the pot. We’ll keep you posted on any updates.