Huawei Nova 3 sales and James Reid, price, and specs on Revu Philippines

P320M ($6M) worth of Huawei Nova 3i units sold on 1st day

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Huawei continues to make waves not only in China, where it recently broke the record for the biggest smartphone market share since the second quarter of 2011. In the Philippines, it’s enjoying brisk sales for its latest offering, the Huawei Nova 3i quad-camera phone.

The first-day sale logged in a total of 20,000 units sold. Considering that the device is priced at P15,990 — or roughly $300 — that’s equivalent to close to P320 million (a little over $6 million) worth of Huawei Nova 3i smartphones.

SEE ALSO: Huawei Nova 3i review: Brilliant in almost every way

In October 2017, Huawei Philippines sold 1,000 units of the Huawei Nova 2i, the Nova 3i’s predecessor, in just one hour. The handset was priced at P14,990 ($281) at launch and now costs P11,990 ($225).

Suffice it to say that the Nova series — which, for the company, represents vitality, brilliance, and passion — is a hit among consumers.

Huawei Nova 3i vs Huawei Nova 2i review, price and specs on Revu Philippines

Nova series (Huawei Nova 2i on the left and Huawei Nova 3i on the right): a hit among consumers

Endorsed by Filipino actor James Reid, the Huawei Nova 3i sees the debut of the 12nm-based Kirin 710, a Snapdragon 710 competitor. But unlike Qualcomm’s processor, the Kirin chip has a dedicated neural-processing unit or NPU for artificial-intelligence functions. It comes into play when taking photos, for one. The dual 24- and 2-megapixel cameras on the front and the dual 16- and 2-megapixel rear shooters support AI-related tasks.

READ ALSO: Samsung Galaxy J8 vs. Huawei Nova 3i: A comparison

P15,990 also gets you 4GB of RAM; a huge, 128GB of expandable storage; a 3,340mAh battery; and Android 8.1 Oreo-based EMUI 8.2. The screen occupies 6.3 inches of space, with a tall, 19.5:9 aspect ratio. Of course, there’s GPU Turbo as well, to improve the processor’s graphics performance by 60 percent and power efficiency by 30 percent.

SEE ALSO: Huawei Nova 3i: Best Globe, Smart postpaid plans

The Nova 3i was not the only device that was launched yesterday, July 28, though. Huawei Philippines also announced a higher-specced midrange model, the Huawei Nova 3. Preorder period for the phone starts August 4. You can read more about it in this article: Huawei Nova 3: Philippine price, preorder details, release date.

  • 6.3-inch display, 2,340 x 1,080 resolution (19.5:9)
  • Octa-core Huawei Kirin 710 processor clocked at 2.1GHz
  • Mali-G51 GPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • 128GB expandable memory
  • Dual 16- and 2-megapixel rear cameras (AI)
  • Dual 24- and 2-megapixel front cameras (AI)
  • Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
  • 3,340mAh battery
  • Android 8.1 Oreo-based EMUI 8.2

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Editor-in-chief: Alora Uy Guerrero has 19 years of experience as an editor for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. She took time off journalism to manage OPPO’s digital-marketing campaigns. When not busy with her babies, she’s working on Revü, a passion project — or probably traveling or obsessing over her favorite bands, movies, TV shows, and basketball teams.