(Update, August 12: The Huawei Nova 8i and Nova 8 have been priced in the Philippines! See how much they are and what the preorder freebies are here.)
(Update, August 5: The Huawei Nova 8i, Huawei Nova 8 global version, and Huawei MatePad 11 have been launched in the Philippines! And the tablet will go on sale first. Details here.)
(Update, August 3: The Huawei Nova 8i, Nova 8, and MatePad 11 are finally launching in the Philippines! Save the date.)
The company confirmed that the newly announced Huawei Nova 8i — along with the MatePad 11, MateView, and MateView GT — is going to arrive in the Philippines, though it stopped short of revealing the pricing and availability details.
A quick look at other markets shows the Nova 8i in Interstellar Blue, Moonlight Silver, and Starry Black colors have gone official in Malaysia with a suggested retail price of RM1,299 (roughly P15,508 or $313).
As with other handsets from the series, the Huawei Nova 8i focuses on the unit’s camera prowess. The 64-megapixel primary sensor is assisted by an 8-megapixel lens that can take 120-degree ultra-wide-angle shots and two 2-megapixel ones for macro and bokeh effects.
The 4,300mAh battery can be fully topped up in a mere 38 minutes because of the 66-watt Huawei SuperCharge feature. The screen is edgeless and big at 6.67 inches and gets a punch-hole cutout for the 16-megapixel selfie camera. The power key also serves as the fingerprint sensor. And at the center of it all is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 chip paired with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.
Huawei Nova 8i specs
- 6.67-inch LCD with punch-hole, edgeless display; 2376 x 1080 resolution; 94.7% screen-to-body ratio
- 11nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 octa-core processor
- 8GB RAM
- 128GB storage
- Quad rear cameras: 64-megapixel, f/1.9 main; 8-megapixel, f/2.4 ultra-wide; 2-megapixel, f/2.4 macro; and 2-megapixel, f/2.4 depth
- 16-megapixel, f/2.0 front camera
- Side-mounted fingerprint reader
- 4,300mAh battery with 66-watt fast charging
- EMUI 11.1 based on Android 11; Huawei Mobile Services; AppGallery
- Colors: Interstellar Blue, Moonlight Silver, and Starry Black
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