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After announcing the Maimang 6 smartphone in China, Huawei has now unveiled the global variant of the device with the moniker Nova 2i.
Well, the Huawei Nova 2i was spotted on the Malaysian department of Vmall, the official online retailer store of the company. It will be available in three colors - Graphite Black, Prestige Gold, and Aurora Blue. As of now, Huawei has not revealed anything regarding the pricing and availability of the device and we can expect the company to announce these details in the coming days. As the Maimang 6 is priced at approximately Rs. 23,600 (2399 yuan), we can expect the Nova 2i to also be priced similarly.
When it comes to the specifications, the device has identical specs as the Maimang 6 with no change except for its name. Let's take a look at the specifications of Huawei Nova 2i from below.
Design and Display
The Huawei Nova 2i boasts of a unibody metal design and flaunts a 5.9-inch FullView 2.5D curved glass display. There is a fingerprint sensor and a dual camera setup at the rear of the smartphone. This FullView panel has a resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels and an aspect ratio of 18:9 as in the other bezel-less smartphones launched this year.
Hardware and Software
Under its hood, the Huawei smartphone is equipped with a 2.3GHz octa-core Kirin 659 processor teamed up with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage space that can be further expanded up to 256GB with the help of a microSD card. The device runs on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box topped with the company's EMUI 5.1. A 3340mAh battery powers the Nova 2i from within giving it enough battery life.
The camera is the USP of this smartphone as there are four camera sensors - dual front and dual rear cameras just like the Maimang 6. The rear panel has a 16MP primary sensor and a 2MP secondary sensor with dual-tone LED flash, CMOS sensor, PDAF, and digital zoom. Up front, there is a 13MP primary sensor and a 2MP secondary sensor along with soft LED flash.
The Huawei Nova 2i has connectivity features such as 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, a 3.5mm audio jack, and other standard features. The device measures 156.2 x 75.2 x 7.5mm and weighs in at 164 grams.