Mid-range smartphones are becoming a heated battleground for many brands as the year kicks off. The latest trend: bezel-less displays without a notch. Yep. You read that right! The new notch is going bye bye. In its place we’ll be getting displays with more visual real estate with “hole punches” instead.
Having the unique privilege of being the first phone of its type in Malaysia, the Huawei nova 4 ditches the notch in favour for a display which has a notch on its top right corner. The less intrusive approach to displays provides a more immersive experience when using the device.
That aside, the Huawei nova 4 is the Chinese manufacturers first mid-range entry into the Malaysian market this year. The new mid-range champion comes with a 6.4-inch LTPS display with a Full HD+ resolution. The display is also capable of over 16.7 million colours and has a pixel density of about 398 pixels per inch (ppi).
Powering the nova 4 is Huawei’s HiSilicon Kirin 970 processor. The octacore (8-core) processor comes with 4 high powered Cortex A73 cores clocked at 2.36GHz and another 4 lower powered Cortex A53. The processor’s setup will enable the smartphone to switch between a power efficient state for regular tasks to a more performance optimised one for more resource hungry tasks. The Kirin 970 is complemented with 8GB of RAM. This is further augmented with a whopping 128GB of built-in memory. This can be expanded by a further 512GB through the microSD card slot.
On the camera front, which has been Huawei’s focus across the board, the Huawei nova 4 has a triple camera setup for its main camera. The camera consists of a 20-megapixel sensor with f/1.8 aperture, a 16-megapixel sensor with f/2.2 aperture and a 2-megapixel depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture. The triple camera setup also supports Ultra wide angle shots. On the front is a 25-megapixel sensor with an f/2.0 aperture. Both the front and back cameras come with built-in artificial intelligence (AI) which helps optimise the settings for the best shot.
The Huawei nova 4 has dual SIM capabilities and has support for WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2 and A-GPS, GLONASS and BDS. It utilises a USB Type-C connector with support for USB 2.0. Also present is a rear mounted fingerprint sensor, proximity sensor and compass. All of this is powered by a non-removable 3,750mAh battery.
Pricing & Availability
The nova 4 will be available starting 14 February 2019 for RM1,899. The nova 4 will be available in Crush Blue and Black.
You can get your nova 4 from their official website: consumer.huawei.com/my.
Also published on Medium.