The Huawei Nova 2i Is A Lot Of Phone For $499

Huawei Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro Press Renders, Specifications Leak Ahead of October 16 Event

Huawei Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro Press Renders, Specifications Leak Ahead of October 16 Event

Chinese smartphone brand Huawei have launched a new bid for the mid-tier smartphone market, announcing Australian availability and pricing for the Huawei Nova 2i. The company is on a roll as it has been releasing hints about its latest offering and the latest one affirms Android's new OS.

Per earlier leaks, the Huawei Mate 10 Pro will feature a "EntireView" QHD (1440×2880 pixels) display with 18:9 aspect ratio, and a screen size of 5.99-inches.

The striking feature of the Huawei Nova 2i is its four cameras.

The phone also gets a particularly unusual quad-camera setup: a 16- and 2-megapixel pair on the rear of the phone and a 13- and 2-megapixel pair at the front.

Press renders also suggested that the Huawei Mate 10 Pro will feature a setup of dual rear camera sensors on the back of the device. Furthermore, the camera allows users to readjust the focus after taking the photo and choose various bokeh effects.

It is powered by an 8-core Kirin 659 chipset, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of ROM, making it capable of running several applications simultaneously while streaming content. The battery capacity offered by the handset is a 3340mAh, which can offer up to two days of standby time. You get a fingerprint reader for that price, too, and it's in the (arguably) best position possible, in the centre at the phone's rear where it's easy to tap with a left or right forefinger. Moreover, it utilizes machine learning to increase accuracy and security with usage.

The Nova 2i will be out in Australia in a dual-SIM variant for outright sale through Harvey Norman and JB Hi-Fi from October 25, and through Vodafone from December as a single SIM.