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Huawei Nova 4: Specs, Release Date & Price

Last year’s flagship line of smartphones from Huawei included three devices – P20, P20 Pro and P20 Lite. The Lite version was known in the Chinese market as the Nova 3e. And apparently this year we are waiting for absolutely the same move from Huawei since rumors about Huawei Nova 4 have been circulating for quite some time. And the recent official confirmation of one of the company’s representatives tells us that very soon Nova 4 will be represented in China. Logically, the same smartphone will be available in Europe under the name P30 Lite.

Price and release date in Russia Huawei Nova 4

The start of sales is scheduled for January 15, 2019. Already, you can pre-order for both versions of the smartphone, but this feature is available to residents of the Middle Kingdom. The younger modification will cost $460 the eldest – $500 The international version has not yet been announced, but it is worth waiting for it soon. Taking into account the pricing policy of Huawei Nova 4 will cost not much more expensive.


  • Display 6.4 inches, 19: 9, 2310 x 1080 pixels, 398 ppi, IPS
  • Chipset Huawei Kirin 970, 8 cores, up to 2.36 GHz, 10 nm, GPU Mali-G72MP12
  • Memory RAM 8 GB LPDDR4X, built-in 128 GB
  • Cameras: Main camera: triple, 48 megapixels, f / 1.8 (or 20 megapixels, f.1 / 8 in the younger version) + 16 megapixel, f / 2.2 + 2 megapixel, f / 2.4, front: 25 megapixels, f / 2.0
  • Food 3750 mAh, fast charging 9V / 2A
  • Connectivity and interfaces 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4 + 5 GHz), Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C, 3.5 mm audio output
  • Android 9 Pie Operating System with EMUI 9.0.1 Shell
  • Unlock Fingerprint Scanner, Face Scan
  • Dimensions, weight 157 x 75.1 x 7.7 mm, 172 g


In fact, the Huawei Nova 4 was the first officially introduced smartphone with a “leaky” screen. Akin to Honor View 20 has only been announced so far, and the direct competitor of the Galaxy A8s is not yet shown to the general public. So, Huawei Nova 4 received a 6.4-inch IPS-display with a resolution of 2310 × 1080 pixels. According to the manufacturer, it occupies 91.8% of the frontal surface area. Huawei emphasizes that the hole is the smallest among such devices, and it has a small front camera module with a size of only 3.05 mm.


Huawei Nova 4 received a case in the style of the best-selling 2018th Huawei P20 Pro. A lid of gradient glass shimmers in the light, and a metal frame gives a robust design. The front panel, in addition to the camera eye, has a row of sensors and a miniature conversational speaker at the top. The frames are minimal, but the lower chin still stands out against their background. The smartphone will be offered in four colors – black, white, blue and red.

What could be Huawei Nova 4

In December 2018, Huawei will introduce a new smartphone line Nova. This became known from the advertising poster, which appeared in the Chinese social network Weibo. However, exactly a year ago, in December 2017, Huawei showed not the new Nova, but the version 2S. That is, it is possible to repeat the story when a completely different generation will be presented next summer.

Processor, memory, communications

Despite these insiders, Huawei Nova 4 did not receive the flagship processor Kirin 980. And this is quite logical because such a device would damage the sales of top models of the company. The “heart” of Huawei Nova 4 was Kirin 970 – an eight-core solution that has worked well in Honor 10 and Honor Play. However, the weak point of the Huawei chipsets has not gone away – the Mali graphics accelerator, which in games will not give the performance that is shown by counterparts from Qualcomm. The amount of RAM and permanent memory, regardless of the version, is 8 and 128 GB, respectively.

All modern wireless interfaces are in place, but there is one nuance that fans need to consider ordering smartphones from China. According to the established tradition, in the domestic market version, Huawei has not announced support for contactless NFC payments. With high probability, the chip will appear in a global version. What really pleases is simultaneous support for Type-C and 3.5mm audio output.

Price Huawei Nova 4

Huawei Nova smartphones never belonged to the budget segment. The company positions them as “lightweight flagships” or “real middle class.” It’s too early to talk about the official price for the fourth generation because the price tag will be announced only at the presentation. But the cost of Nova 4 will not be lower than that of the previous generation, which at the start of sales was offered for $408.


The main difference between the younger and older versions of Huawei Nova 4 is the main camera module. In both it is three-chambered, but the more expensive modification has the main camera of 48 MP (f / 1.8), and the youngest has 20 Mp (f / 1.8). Otherwise, they are similar – 16 Mn (f / 2.2) and 2 Mn (f / 2.4). The smartphone uses artificial intelligence algorithms. Theoretically, the older version of Huawei Nova.


Smartphone Huawei Nova 4 got a battery capacity of 3750 mAh. It supports fast charging, which will provide a full charge in an hour and a half.

Features of Huawei Nova 4

Huawei Nova 4 will have a maximum frameless screen without a “bang”. Managed to do this thanks to the world’s first “leaky” screen.

A similar technology, when the front-facing camera is built into the display, has already been shown by Samsung, but the South Korean company has planned the premiere of the smartphone with it only next year. The case will have fashionable gradient colors and a glass back. By the way, a fingerprint sensor under the display will also be installed in Huawei Nova 4. While this technology can boast much more expensive devices.

The novelty will work on the top 7-nm processor Kirin 980. It is installed in the flagship of Huawei Mate 20 and the game slider Honor Magic 2. In other words, there will be enough performance for everything. Another chip of the future smartphone will be the main photo module with three sensors. The previous generation had only two main cameras. Detailed specifications of the photo capabilities of Huawei Nova 4 have not yet been disclosed, but you shouldn’t doubt that the smartphone will take good pictures.

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