Huawei had introduced a new Nova-branded smartphone yesterday in China, and during the press conference, the company actually shared some sales number as well. Huawei said that it managed to ship out over 20 million Nova-branded smartphones to date, which includes the Huawei Nova, Nova Plus, Nova 2, Nova 2 Plus, and the Nova 2i. The Huawei Nova line of smartphones came to life back in September last year, when the Huawei Nova and Nova Plus were introduced, and this line of smartphones actually stands in the middle of the pack as far as Huawei’s devices are concerned, as we’re looking at mid-range offerings.
The Huawei Nova 2s, which the company announced yesterday, is considerably more powerful than any other Huawei Nova smartphone out there, The Huawei Nova 2 and Nova 2 Plus are fueled by the Kirin 659 64-bit octa-core SoC, which is Huawei’s mid-range processor, while the Huawei Nova 2s comes with the Kirin 960, the company’s flagship processor for 2016. Having said that, the Huawei Nova 2s also comes with considerably thinner bezels, and a front-facing fingerprint scanner, unlike the Huawei Nova 2 and Nova 2 Plus which were introduced back in May. The Huawei Nova 2i was the first Huawei Nova-branded smartphone to sport an 18:9 display, and the Huawei Nova 2s continues in a similar fashion, as the phone comes with a 6-inch fullHD+ (2160 x 1080) display. In addition to that, the phone also comes with 4GB / 6GB of RAM, a dual camera setup on the back, and a 3,340mAh non-removable battery.
Having said that, Huawei had introduced its flagship Mate 10 series of smartphones back in October, and its P-series of devices is expected to drop in the next couple of months. The Huawei P10 and P10 Plus were announced back in February this year, and the P11 and P11 Plus are expected to land during MWC in Barcelona next year, which takes places in the same time frame. The Huawei P11 and P11 Plus are expected to sport considerably thinner bezels than the P10 and P10 Plus, though they will probably include a somewhat larger display as well. Huawei has been striving in 2017, as the company is the first-placed smartphone OEM in China, and is constantly jumping between the second and third place on a global scale, so it remains to be seen if its success will continue next year as well.