Huawei Nova 4 Announced with a Hole-punch Display Instead of a Notch!

As quickly as it became a fad, it looks like the notch is now going the way of the dodo (that is, extinct). Or at the very least, a far from premium option. Smartphone companies have been working on minimizing the notch over the last year or so, and we’re now seeing phones like the newly launched Huawei Nova 4 and it’s hole-punch display. And that punched hole is quite minuscule, yet manages to pack a 25mp selfie camera.

Also, the Nova 4 is no slouch. Underneath the hood, it packs a 2.36GHz 64-bit Kirin 970 octa-core processor with its own dedicated NPU for AI applications. Gaming is supplemented by a Mali-G72 MP12 GPU with GPU Turbo technology for smoother gameplay. Other specs include a 6.4 inch Full HD+ (1080 x 2310) display, 8GB RAM, and 128GB RAM. It also has a great 48mp shooter on the back.

The Huawei Nova 4 was launched in China with a price tag of CNY3,399, or roughly Php26.1k as of writing. Unfortunately, Huawei Philippines has already gone out of its way to say that the Nova 4 won’t make its way to our shores. Don’t be too disappointed though. There’s a possibility they just don’t want to cannibalize sales of what might be a similar offering in the future from their sub-brand Honor.

Huawei Nova 4 Specs

DISPLAYTypeIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size6.4 inches, 101.4 cm2
Resolution1080 x 2310 pixels (~398 ppi density)
Multitouch398 ppi density
PLATFORMOSAndroid 9.0 (Pie)
ChipsetHisilicon Kirin 970 (10 nm)
CPUOcta-core (4x2.4 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPUMali-G72 MP12
CAMERAPrimary48 MP, f/1.8, PDAF
16 MP, f/2.2, PDAF
2 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
LED flash, HDR, panorama
Secondary25 MP
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, LE
FM RadioNo
BATTERYmAhNon-removable Li-Ion 3750 mAh battery
MISCSensorsFingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
ColorsAurora Blue, Red, White, Black
SIMDual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
PriceCNY 3,399 (about Php26.1K as of publication)

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