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Huawei nova 8, nova 8i: Specs + what to expect

This story was originally published on August 6, 2021, and last updated on August 27, 2021.

After launching the nova 8 in China back in December, Huawei is finally ready to internationally introduce the handset alongside the nova 8i. This August, both devices are coming to the Philippines. Huawei hasn’t revealed the date or pricing of the devices yet, but we’ll make sure to keep you posted.

What can you expect from both devices?

The nova series is geared towards the younger, stylish set who prioritize taking photos and videos with their phones. The nova 8 and 8i come equipped with a 64-megapixel quad-camera setup with a large CMOS sensor, 8-megapixel ultra-wide lens, and 2-megapixel depth and macro sensors. 

Huawei nova 8i

They offer camera features like Raw Domain Super Nightshot, TWS Video Voice Remote Recording, Time-lapse Video Recording, HDR Portrait, and more. For the nova 8’s 32-megapixel selfie camera and the nova 8i’s 16-megapixel selfie shooter, Huawei offers its night photography features, too.

Aside from their photography capabilities, the nova 8 and 8i boast about their fast-charging feature, too. These two handsets get Huawei’s extra speedy 66W SuperCharge, which can top up the nova 8’s 3,800mAh battery and the nova 8i’s 4,300mAh battery quite quickly.

As for the other specs, the Huawei nova 8i packs in a 6.67-inch screen with a 2,376 x 1080 resolution and standard 60Hz refresh rate, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 chipset, 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and EMUI 11.1 based on Android 11. The nova 8i comes in stylish colors like Moonlight Silver, Interstellar Blue, and Starry Black. 

Huawei nova 8

While the Huawei nova 8 has a 6.57-inch curved OLED display with a 2,340 x 1,080 resolution and 90Hz refresh rate, Kirin 820E processor, 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and EMUI 12. The nova 8 comes in this eye-catching Blush Gold shade.

Both devices run on Huawei Mobile Services and get access to Huawei’s AppGallery and Petal Search. They get seamless cross-device experiences with other Huawei devices like Huawei FreeBuds and MateBook products.

The Huawei nova 8 and 8i are available for pre-order starting today, August 12, until August 26, 2021, via online Huawei Store, Lazada, Shopee, or through Huawei Experience Stores nationwide.

Get the Huawei nova 8i in Moonlight Silver, Interstellar Blue, or Starry Black for PHP 13,999 and receive exclusive pre-order freebies such as the Huawei Band 4 worth PHP 1,890, Wireless Charging Lamp worth PHP 2,499, and Huawei Cloud storage with benefits up to PHP 2,308. 

Or pre-order the Huawei nova 8 in Blush Gold for PHP 19,999 to get free Huawei 12000 40W SuperCharge Power Bank worth PHP 3,990 and Huawei Cloud storage with benefits up to PHP 2,308.

Starting August 27 until August 31, both devices will be available for purchase. When you buy one during this time, you can get freebies including a Huawei Wireless Charging Lamp worth PHP 2,499 and Huawei Cloud storage with benefits up to PHP 2,308, at least until supplies last. 

Buy the Huawei nova 8 HERE. *

Buy the Huawei nova 8i from Lazada HERE.

Buy the Huawei nova 8i from Shopee HERE.

UPDATE 1: 2021/08/12 2:48 P.M. GMT+8 BY NICOLE BATAC 

Added pricing and pre-order details

UPDATE 2: 2021/08/27 4:34 P.M. GMT+8 BY NICOLE BATAC 

Added first sale info

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