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Huawei Nova 2: 5-inch beautiful smartphone that doesn’t compromise on camera or battery

Huawei Nova 2 photo

Here comes Huawei Nova 2 which is set to further improve on the camera and battery specs. of its predecessor, and with a May 26th is the launch date.

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It all begin in October 2016 with the release of the new Nova series. For those of you who may have forgotten, let’s do a quick recap at what Nova was back then:

  • 5-inch Full HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 1920 pixels or ~441 ppi pixel density
  • Slim at just 141.2 x 69.1 x 7.1 mm (5.56 x 2.72 x 0.28 in) and lightweight at 146 g (5.15 oz)
  • Metal body
  • 2.5D curved glass
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 chipset, Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 processor, Adreno 506 and 3GB RAM
  • 12MP primary camera with phase detection autofocus and LED flash
  • 8MP secondary camera
  • 32GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to 256GB maximum
  • Emotion UI 4.1 based on Android Marshmallow 6.0.1
  • Non-removable Li-Po 3020 mAh battery
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • October 2016
  • $439 USD price tag

Huawei Nova has two primary focus, which is to provide a great camera experience and great battery life – and it does it ever so well. A bonus for you is that it also looks great and has a great hardware underneath that great body. The only issue it had was that it is on the slightly expensive side.

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What then can we expect of the Nova 2 on its launch date on May 26th?

  • 5.2-inch Full HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 1920 pixels or ~424 ppi pixel density
  • Metal body
  • 2.5D curved glass
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Octa-core processor with 3GB/4GB RAM
  • Dual 13MP primary camera with phase detection autofocus and LED flash
  • 8MP secondary camera
  • 32GB/64GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to 256GB maximum
  • Emotion UI 5.0 based on Android Nougat 7.1.1 operating system
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • May 26th, 2017 launch date

With seven months on after Nova’s release date, it seems that Nova 2 is set to take on the mantle and further tighten its grip in the mid-range segment. It will now be sporting a slightly larger 5.2-inch Full HD IPS screen which is a nice size. The metal body, 2.5D curved glass and fingerprint sensor is set to make a return.

Moving on to the performance side of things, not many changes are foreseen – other than it now has a 4GB RAM model for the show.

Camera-wise, this is where Nova 2 will be at its strongest. It is expected to be equipped with a dual 13MP primary camera that will take it to a whole new level. With the dual camera setup becoming more mainstream, it is about time it got upgraded in this aspect.

There will also now be an option to have twice the amount of storage at 64GB of internal storage which is nice. Since you will be capturing lots of high-res photos, the file size will be huge. Thankfully it will also have a microSD expansion slot which can take in up to 256GB extra space.

Last but not least, the latest Android Nougat 7.1.1 operating system will be available right out of the box. This means you get all the performance enhancements and all the great new features that come with the latest OS.

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Conclusion:

Huawei Nova 2 is a great upgrade in all aspects: better hardware, more RAM, amazing dual primary camera, more storage and the latest Android Nougat operating system. All this makes for a complete makeover, and all eyes will be on its launch date now.

Huawei Nova 2 is expected to be launched on May 26th, and more details will be revealed by then. It is expected to be available in a variety of colors for you to choose from.

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