Huawei Nova 8 Pro and Nova 8 Smartphones Launch: Prices, Differences, and Specifications

China has witnessed the launch of the Huawei Nova 8 Pro and the Nova 8 5G smartphones. The smartphones have managed to surpass the expectations of the public, especially with their jam-packed features and an affordable price tag. 

Both of them support fast charging of up to 66W, making juicing the phone up to 100 a piece of cake. The Nova 8 duo flaunts a quadruple-camera setup, promising better and cleaner quality pictures even in low light conditions. 

The base model, Huawei Nova 8 comes with a 6.5 inch Full HD display. However, its refresh rate did come off as a disappointment, as it is only 90 Hz. 

On the other hand, the Pro variant of the Huawei Nova 8 flaunts a 6.72 inch HD display and comes with the latest refresh rate, aka 120 Hz. Both of them are powered by Kirin 985 SoC, which is the Huawei specific chipset that comes integrated with a 5G modem. 

All these specifications were tipped way before the actual launch by the popular tech-centric Chinese website, known as the China Telecom.

Prices of Both and Their Availability:

Both of the phones are within the affordable price range, with the Huawei Nova 8 Pro model carrying a price tag of roughly around Rs, 45,000. On the other hand, the base model of the Huawei Nova 8 carried a price tag of Rs. 37, 000. 

The 8GB RAM and 256 GB Internal memory variant of the Pro and base model is priced at Rs. 49,600 and Rs. 41, 700 respectively. The models are open for pre-booking already in China, and the deliveries are all set to start on or around the 7th of January, 2021. 

Major Differences: What Makes the Huawei 8 Pro Better?

The Huawei 8 Pro and the Huawei Nova 8 are pretty much similar when it comes to comparing the hardware components, However, there is a significant difference in the display, battery, and camera front. 

The Huawei Nova 8 Pro has a 6.72 inch, Full HD display, that too OLED screen – the recent member of the iPhone 12 series’ display. It has a pixel density of 1,236×2,676 pixels, flaunting a refresh rate of 120 Hz. 

The fingerprint scanner is placed in the display itself, and the flagship phone has a 300Hz touch sampling rate. Meaning, the screen can detect even the slightest of touches, so you don’t have to practically rub your fingertips to operate the phone. 

It runs on Android 10 based EMUI 11 and is powered by the octa-core Kirin Kirin 985 SoC. The phone comes with a RAM of 8Gb for fast and slick operation, and an internal memory of 128 GB for the base Pro model.

On the other hand, the base variant, that is the Huawei Nova 8 has a 6.57 Full HD OLED display, but its refresh rate is only 90Hz. As opposed to the Pro’s 300 Hz touch sampling rate, this one has that of 240 Hz. It is powered by the octa-core Kirin 985 SoC, and similar to the Pro model works on Andoird 10 based EMUI 11. 

Both models have exactly the same primary camera set up, a quadruple-camera set up with a 64-megapixel primary sensor, an 8-megapixel sensor with an ultra-wide-angle lens, a 2-megapixel depth sensor, and a 2-megapixel macro camera. 

However, the front camera on the Huawei Nova 8 Pro is a dual-camera setup, an ultra-wide lens of 32-megapixel, and a 16-megapixel portrait camera. On the other hand, the base variant Huawei Nova 8 has a single secondary camera setup of 32 megapixels only.