One of the most desirable features regardless of any category of smartphone you buy from the most powerful flagship smartphones down to budget workhorses are a good set of cameras capable of tackling all the typical scenarios in daily life.
For many Malaysians and other users the world over, this involves selfies, wefies, the obligatory food shots, scenery and, of combinations of these under both daylight, indoors and dim light.
While most midrange smartphones are concessions that pare down features to keep the cost down, the newly launched HUAWEI nova 9 that is now up for preorder in Malaysia is a unique smartphone indeed as it combines an affordable price tag with flagship grade cameras that enable it to punch above its weight class.
Featuring a powerful Ultra Vision quad camera with a gorgeous looking 120Hz OLED display and exceptional battery life at a sub-RM2,000 price point, the HUAWEI nova 9 aims to be a new paradigm in smartphone design.
Here’s 6 stunning reasons why the RM1,999 HUAWEI nova 9 is one of the best value camera phones in 2021.
#1 Powerful 50MP RYYB Ultra Vision Camera System
When it comes to camera smartphones, many phone vendors typically tout a ludicrous number of megapixels as a means of espousing the quality of a camera array.
The HUAWEI nova 9 goes down a different path to be one of the best value camera phones in 2021 as it integrates a number of unique technologies culled from their flagship P-series and Mate-series phones such as their P40 Pro and Mate 40 Pro to offer fantastic shots day or night with exceptional clarity, lifelike colour rendition and sharp detail.
The HUAWEI nova 9 is built around a powerful 50MP RYYB Ultra Vision camera system that features a secondary 8MP Ultra Wide angle camera as well as a depth camera and macro camera to cover almost all photographic eventualities from epic scenery shots to TikTok cat videos and everything in between.
Where the Ultra Vision camera takes things to the next level is that it adds the flagship grade RYYB filter which ensures 40% higher light sensitivity and thus better low light image capture.
Added to this is the powerful XD Fusion Image Engine, a proprietary computational photography algorithm that is capable of enhancing image quality across the board.
For content creators, HUAWEI has also added a Dual-View video function that simultaneously captures both front and rear videos at the same time to make capturing footage easier.
#2 Ultra smooth 120Hz OLED Display
The HUAWEI nova 9 takes its aspiration of being one of the best value camera phones of 2021 seriously as it not only has the aforementioned powerful 50MP Ultra Vision camera but the perfect means to frame shots with it as well as binge on Squid Game, play the latest games and more by including a top of the line 6.57-inch curved OLED display that has a full 120Hz dynamic refresh rate and a crisp 1080 x 2,400 pixels resolution which is the match of many leading competing brand flagship phones that cost quite a bit more.
With an ultra smooth 120Hz refresh rate, scrolling animations while movies and supported games look as smooth as silk onscreen. To save on battery life, the HUAWEI nova 9’s dynamic display is able to dial down to a conventional 60Hz when viewing static content like photos or e-books, further enhancing its endurance. Add in DCI-P3 colour gamut support for accurate colour reproduction and you have one of the most desirable displays ever mounted in a HUAWEI nova series phone.
#3 Sophisticated Design and Elegant Starry Blue Finish
Many smartphones in the midrange category tend to approach the idea of their design as the last aspect of the design process, an afterthought of sorts after shoehorning in everything else into the chassis.
In the case of the HUAWEI nova 9 and its sleek design, it’s approached with the same level of importance as its 50MP Ultra Vision camera and elegant curved OLED display in order to create a harmoniously balanced design that is both sleek and elegant.
In keeping with these aspirations, the HUAWEI nova 9 uses a unique glass grinding process in its manufacture to create a sensuously smooth yet wonderful tactility that makes it a pleasure to hold while being just 7.77mm thin and lightweight too at just 175g.
Precisely angled curves ensure that it’s effortlessly easy to hold one-handed and the Starry Blue variant of the HUAWEI nova 9 uses a new dual-film, dual-coating process with a next-generation anti-glare coating to create an iridescent finish that is grippy, repels fingerprints and yet shines lustrously when exposed to light.
With aesthetics that are akin to a flagship grade phone, the HUAWEI nova 9 definitely looks the part while packing the hardware to be one of the best value camera phones in 2021.
#4 Blazing Fast 66W HUAWEI SuperCharge
A powerful smartphone means nothing if users have to nurse their battery life through the day. The HUAWEI nova 9 features a 4,300mAh battery that offers all-day performance to empower users to go at it for work or play at full tilt.
Even with intensive use, the HUAWEI nova 9 features 66W HUAWEI SuperCharge support that enables it to get a full charge in just 38 minutes with the provided 66W charger – yes – it does come with a charger in the box!
#5 Robust Gaming Performance
The HUAWEI nova 9 uses a Snapdragon 778G processor built on a 6nm processor paired with 8GB RAM and 256GB of storage capable of tackling the latest games.
To ensure top notch handling, the processor integrates heat dissipating graphene sheets to efficiently vent heat away from critical areas like the processor to prevent impaired performance and thermal throttling.
Paired with the responsive OLED display which has 300Hz touch sampling and HUAWEI nova 9 is ready to rock and roll for work and play.
#6 Seamless interconnectivity with HUAWEI Mobile Services (HMS)
In the new digital age, devices like smartphones aren’t standalone devices. Acting as part of a greater whole, the HUAWEI nova 9 offers seamless connectivity with other HUAWEI devices like the newly released MateBook 14s and the MateView display while also offering users a growing ecosystem of applications on their AppGallery app store.
To date, the HUAWEI AppGallery offers a comprehensive range of applications that Malaysians would find essential for daily use from banking apps, social apps, food delivery apps, e-wallets, online shopping and much more.
If something can’t be found on the AppGallery, HUAWEI nova 9 users can avail themselves to Petal Search to find viable alternative apps as well as almost anything else from news to services nearby.
HUAWEI nova 9 ‘Be a nova Star’ Karaoke Battle on JOOX!
There is not ONE but THREE units of the new HUAWEI nova 9 smartphone up for grabs by simply being the coolest, most creative performer on JOOX to the tune of HUAWEI’s new ‘nova 9 song’ jingle.Three winners will be selected with one winner from each category which are –
Top “Gifts” Received
Top “Likes” Received
Most Creative Entry (Editor’s Pick)
The HUAWEI Be a nova Star Karaoke Battle will take place from 5th Nov – 18th Nov on JOOX and contestants will need to perform and dance using the new HUAWEI ‘nova 9 song’ in the song list. Here’s how it works:
- Visit https://bit.ly/BeAnovaStarKB
- Choose HUAWEI “nova 9 song” from the song list.
- Click “sing now” and record video of you singing or in your own creative ways with the “nova star” branded filter.
- Upload the video to the Karaoke Battle, set it as “Public” and hashtag #HUAWEInova9star #BeAnovaStar.
*Terms & Conditions Apply: https://bit.ly/BeAnovaStarTC
Each user is limited to winning from one category only.
For more details, please visit the official JOOX page on Facebook here.
HUAWEI nova 9 #BeAnovaStar Tiktok Dance Challenge
If you’re an aspiring Tiktok user, rejoice as HUAWEI is offering the chance to win a spanking new Band 6 smartband in their HUAWEI nova 9 #BeAnovaStar Tiktok Dance Challenge. To participate, all you have to do is perform the following simple steps:
- How to Participate:
- To submit an entry for the Contest, the Contestant must complete within the Contest Period all the following steps: –
- a) Do the #BeAnovaStar TikTok Dance Challenge (“Dance”) with branded filter;
- b) Record and upload a video of himself/herself doing the movements of the Dance with the hashtag #BeAnovaStar #HUAWEInova9 on to his/her TikTok profile; and
- c) Make his/her TikTok profile public. The winner will be announced on 18th November with a comment.
HUAWEI NEXT-IMAGE Awards 2021
The ultimate photographic challenge is back with a special category for capturing images using HUAWEI nova series smartphones.
Whether you’re an avid novice or seasoned veteran, the HUAWEI NEXT-IMAGE Awards 2021 allows those with a photographer’s eye to shine. From now until 30th November, HUAWEI and especially nova series users can submit smartphone images for judging with prizes that include mystery HUAWEI devices, smartwatches and more. For more details check out the official page here.
How to Preorder the HUAWEI nova 9 in Malaysia with RM829 in Free Gifts
If the thought of owning the HUAWEI nova 9, one of the best value camera phones in 2021 has got you chuffed, you’re in luck as the phone is now available for preorder in Malaysia.
For a limited time from now until 19th November 2021, the HUAWEI nova 9 can be acquired in your choice of either Starry Blue or Black priced at RM1,999 and with RM829 in free gifts that include the HUAWEI FreeBuds Pro along with a host of free subscriptions and sign-ups to HUAWEI’s diverse roster of services that include HUAWEI cloud storage, HUAWEI Video+, HUAWEI Music Premium and more.
To preorder the HUAWEI nova 9, you can visit the following links:
Alternatively, you can visit any HUAWEI Experience Store in person and place your order with any of HUAWEI’s friendly staff onsite.