Look, it's the Nexus 6P! But smaller. Well, not really - it's the Huawei nova. It's a star in the making, and you can find it in the mid-range cluster of the company's mobile universe. The nova takes after the flagship-grade Nexus 6P, which unsurprisingly, is also Huawei-made.
The Huawei nova is a new take on the mid-range smartphones introducing a pinch of premium feel over the mandatory hardware minimum. And Huawei has never been about just ticking a few boxes; instead, they always strive to find a way to add a twist here and there for a richer user experience.
Indeed, the nova is as stunning as the P9 because both share similar looks, but its 1080p IPS display has been trimmed down to just 5". The chipset has been swapped with the energy-efficient Snapdragon 625, which is an excellent choice for the class and a wise decision for an optimal battery performance.
Finally, there is a single 12MP camera on the back, which may be single and without the Leica branding, but it's as promising, at least on paper. Before we continue, check the full specs of the Huawei nova.
The lack of any information on the screen protection is as disturbing as it was a few Huawei smartphones ago. We have already confirmed that a few of Huawei's latest displays are easy to scratch, and that's probably the nova case, too. And it's beyond us why the Huawei nova lacks dual-band Wi-Fi support as the chipset natively supports it.
The sooner we let go of those two omissions, the sooner we'll jump onto our traditional hardware checkup.