Huawei Nova 8 series launch teaser via Revu Philippines

Huawei Nova 8 series phones launching Dec 23

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Huawei is launching new Nova smartphones two days before Christmas… in China.

(Update, December 23: The Huawei Nova 8 and Huawei Nova 8 Pro are official! See their respective prices and specs here.)

(Update, December 16: Check out the latest on the Nova 8: Pictures of Huawei Nova 8 confirm design, specs.)

The Nova 8 series — believed to include the Huawei Nova 8 and Huawei Nova 8 Pro — is scheduled to go official December 23. That’s a bit later than last year’s announcement date of the Nova 6 lineup, which was unveiled December 5, 2019. Only the Nova 6 SE arrived in the Philippines as the Huawei Nova 7i. The reasonably priced Nova 7 SE 5G and Nova 7 5G got released here, though.

Huawei Nova 8 series launch teaser via Revu Philippines

Weibo post announcing the launch date of the Huawei Nova 8 series in China

In the first launch teaser the company posted on Chinese social media platform Weibo, you’ll clearly see that the camera module on the back is oval. This seemingly confirms an earlier leak showing that the Honor V40 and Nova 8 lines have the same sensor arrangement, but that the two have different shapes of the module.

Respective camera layouts of the Honor V40 and Huawei Nova 8 smartphones, according to a reliable leaker

The second launch teaser featuring Chinese celebrity Jackson Yee, which you can see here, doesn’t show anything that much. All we can make out the Nova 8 is for vlogging and that the unit in the video is silver.

Huawei Nova 8 series phone in first video teaser featuring Jackson Yee via Revu Philippines

Chinese celebrity Jackson Yee using a Huawei Nova 8 series phone in the first video teaser of the lineup

Huawei hasn’t confirmed the front design of the upcoming Nova models, but word has it that the regular variant features a flat, dual-punch-hole screen while the Nova 8 Pro gets a curved one. Both have high refresh rates.

With the company’s problem with the United States government, we’re not even sure if we’ll find a Kirin chipset inside the Huawei Nova 8 series. Well, the launch happens in a little over a week, so the wait for confirmation shouldn’t be long.

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Editor-in-chief: Alora Uy Guerrero has 22 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.