Finally. After upgrading its P20 and Mate 10 series phones in the Philippines to Android 9.0 Pie-based EMUI 9.0, Huawei today confirmed that the next phone to get a taste of Android’s latest operating system is the Nova 3.
EMUI 9.0, which introduces features such as gesture navigation and GPU Turbo 2.0, is also available on the Huawei Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, and Mate 20 X smartphones. The news comes in the same week that the company announced the January 19 local release of the limited-edition Huawei Nova 3 in Primrose Gold with a yellow back and gold frame.
Another thing to look forward to besides the Android 9.0 Pie update: The limited-edition Huawei Nova 3 in Primrose Gold will be available in the Philippines starting January 19. Here’s the list of stores where you can buy it.
You can head to this link for the official step-by-step guide on how you can manually upgrade your device — if you haven’t already. Upgrading is easy and painless, and you don’t need a PC or third-party app to download and install the EMUI 9.0 update for supported Huawei devices.
In terms of specs, the Huawei Nova 3 pairs a high-end Kirin 970 processor with 6GB RAM and 128GB of storage, while the battery is 3,750mAh and supports 18-watt fast charging. The phone has four cameras in total — two on the front and two on the back, with the main camera sporting a 16-megapixel color sensor and a 24-megapixel monochrome one for better black-and-white shots.
The Nova 3 is priced at P25,990 (around $497) in the Philippines. It costs as much as it did at launch, but a new software update should make it even more appealing than it already is.
Huawei Nova 3 specs
- 6.3-inch display, 2,340 x 1,080 resolution (19.5:9)
- Octa-core Huawei Kirin 970 processor
- Mali-G72 MP12 GPU
- 6GB RAM
- 128GB expandable memory
- Dual 24- and 16-megapixel rear cameras (AI)
- Dual 24- and 2-megapixel front camera (AI)
- Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
- 3,750mAh battery
- Android 8.1 Oreo-based EMUI 8.2, upgradable to EMUI 9.0 based on Android 9.0 Pie