HUAWEI teased their new nova 5T earlier this week at Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week. Today, the company gives the new addition to the nova line up, the nova 5T in Malaysia. The company chose Malaysia as their launch pad for their international launch of their new mid-range hero.
The nova 5T launches with together with a refreshed branding for the whole line up. Gone is the boring linear nova branding. HUAWEI has, instead, opted for a fresher, younger logo which they say embodies the ethos of the nova series.
Still a nova Superstar with a Quad Camera Array
Branding aside, we’re here because of the power packed mid-ranger. The HUAWEI nova 5T comes with quad camera array with a 48-megapixel main sensor with an f/1.8 aperture and 4-in-1 light fusion technology, a 16-megapixel, 117° ultra wide sensor with an f/2.0 aperture, a 2-megapixel macro sensor with an f/2.4 aperture and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The main array allows users to get more variety with their photos. In addition, it comes with a 32-megapixel front facing sensor located at the top left corner of the 6.26-inch IPS display. The selfie camera has an aperture of f/2.0.
The HUAWEI nova 5T runs on a HiSilicon Kirin 980 with 8GB of RAM. The Kirin 980 brings the promise of flagship class performance. This is enhanced by the dual neural processing units (NPUs) which enables the HiAI functionality. These AI functionalities are most apparent in the camera functions of the nova 5T. That said, the NPUs play a crucial role in HUAWEI’s optimisations in EMUI which enhances battery life and also the overall system. The 5T comes with 128GB of internal memory without a card expansion slot.
The nova 5T also benefits from HUAWEI’s GPU turbo which boost gaming performance on the phone. The phone also comes with a gaming mode which minimises distractions and also enhances gaming performance by clearing memory when it kicks into gear.
The nova 5T comes with HUAWEI’s signature gradient glass design and is emblazoned with the new nova logo. The new logo takes center stage in the 5T’s Midsummer purple colour. The nova also comes in Crush Blue and Black.
Pricing & Availability
The HUAWEI nova 5T will be available in stores on September 7, 2019 for MYR1,599 (USD$380.30).It will be available in three colours Crush Blue, Midsummer Purple and Black.
Itwill be available on pre-order from 29 August 2019 until September 5 2019. Pre-orders made during this period will be entitled to freebies including the HUAWEI SuperCharge car charger and a HUAWEI mini speaker.If you get your nova 5T between 29 August and 31 September will get an extra year of warranty. Pre-orders are available at HUAWEI’s online store.
HUAWEI is also having a trade-up promo for the nova 5T which kicks off on 7 September 2019. HUAWEI customers will be able to trade-in their current phones for a rebate on the nova 5T.