Huawei launches Nova 4 with no notch display and Kirin 970 processor

Posted December 18, 2018

The main USP of the of the smartphone is the in-display camera hole on the top left corner which we first saw on the Samsung Galaxy A8s. Like the Nova 3, it will probably release in wider Asia and Europe following the Chinese launch. Huawei's camera AI wizardry will accompany the Nova 4 as well. Additionally, the smartphone has a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. Besides that, the rest of the tech specs are the Kirin 970 processor, 8GB of RAM, 128GB internal storage, 6.4-inch full-screen display, 3750mAh battery and others. The rear camera setup of the Nova 4 comes packed with a single LED flash.

All told, it looks like a strong first foray into hole punch display territory for Huawei - give us your thoughts on the Nova 4 in the comments. This hole houses the Nova 4's 25MP front-facing camera, while the Nova 4's rear comes with 48MP + 16MP + 2MP sensors (there's also a model available with a 20MP + 16MP + 2MP setup). Instead, you might get to see just one hole cut in the screen for the front-camera housing.

On the software front, the phone runs EMUI 9.0.1 based on Android 9 Pie out of the box. It will cost 3,100 CNY (around $450) for a variant with a 20MP main camera and 3,400 CNY (around $490) for the 48MP shooter. Pricing and availability outside of China have not been announced. The phone also comes packed with several features like EIS, 4K video support, AI beauty, 3D Qmoji, PDAF, among other things. The battery capacity is 3,750 mAh. The more mid-range variant will feature a 20-megapixel primary sensor paired with the same 16-megapixel wide-angle camera and 2-megapixel depth sensor. The phone is already up on pre-orders in China and will go on sale by the end of the year.

The Huawei Nova 4 is now available in China and might launch soon in India and Europe as well.