Huawei Nova 5i Pro Now Official

Ciara Alarcon
After waves of rumors and leaks online, Huawei has finally unveiled the Nova 5i Pro in China. And as expected, the phone is set to battle out other mid-range devices with its trendy design, specs, and features, which are usually found on flagship smartphones.

Huawei Nova 5i Pro Now Official
Huawei Nova 5i Pro Now Official

As mentioned on our previous reports, the Nova 5i Pro is dressed with a Mate 20-like body that flashes a striking color gradient design. However, its front flaunts a Nova 4-like face, as it is mounted with a punch-hole display. Hence, users will enjoy a bigger screen area when watching videos and playing games.

Speaking of its display, its front is dominated by a 6.26-inch IPS panel with FHD+ 2340 x 1080 resolution.

Huawei Nova 5i Pro is powered by Kirin 810 chipset
Huawei Nova 5i Pro is powered by Kirin 810 chipset

Under the hood, Huawei packed the device with the new 7nm Kirin 810 octa-core processor clocked at 2.27GHz, Mali-G52 MP6 graphics, up to 8GB RAM, and up to 256GB storage. Powering up the handset, on the other hand, is a 4000mAh battery with 20W USB-C fast charging, which can charge the phone from 0 to 50% in just 30 minutes according to the brand.

Moving on to its photography department, the Nova 5i Pro sports quad-camera setup composed of 48-megapixel f/1.8 Sony IMX586 main shooter, 8-megapixel f/2.4 ultra wide-angle lens, 2-megapixel f/1.75 macro lens, and 2-megapixel f/2.4 depth sensor.

For selfies, it boasts a 32-megapixel f/2.0 front snapper.

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48MP AI Camera
48MP AI Camera

Huawei announced that it will be available in China starting August 2, 2019. The Nova 5i Pro is priced at CNY 2,199 (~Php16.3K) for its 6GB/128GB variant, CNY 2,499 (~Php18.5K) for its 8GB/128GB model, and CNY 2,799 (~Php20.8K) for its 8GB/256GB version.

There’s no word yet about its local availability. However, rumors suggest that it will arrive in other parts of the world as the Mate 30 Lite.

So, is it a yay or nay? Let us know what you think!

Huawei Nova 5i Pro Specs:

  • Dual SIM, supports LTE connectivity
  • 6.26-inch IPS (2340 x 1080) capacitive touchscreen
  • Dimensions: 156.1 x 73.9 x 8.3mm
  • Weight: 178 grams
  • Android 9.0 Pie with EMUI 9.1
  • 2.27GHz 64-bit octa-core CPU, Kirin 810 chipset, Mali-G52 MP6 GPU
  • 6GB/8GB RAM
  • 128GB/256GB storage, expandable up to 256GB via microSD
  • 48MP f/1.8 Sony IMX586 + 8MP f/2.4 ultra-wide-angle + 2MP f/1.75 macro + 2MP f/2.4 depth, quad rear cameras
  • 32MP f/2.0 front camera
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • USB-C, OTG
  • GPS
  • Sensors: accelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic, pressure
  • Battery: 4,000mAh non-removable with 20W fast charging
  • Price: CNY 2,199 (~Php18.5K)/CNY 2,499 (~Php20.8K)/CNY 2,799 (~Php20.8K)


This post has been updated on July 26, 2019 to include its official specs, pricing, and availability in China.

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