Huawei nova 2i pricing leaked; a new budget king appears?
Huawei is pushing the bar higher and higher, with their next nova to feature even more cameras than ever before on a Huawei smartphone. And not only will the next phone feature the most cameras we have seen on a Huawei smartphone, it will also be the cheapest Huawei devices we have seen for some time.
The Huawei nova 2i is set to be launched on the 26th of September, but a leak on mdroid.my has revealed the pricing to be just RM1299. For four cameras and a 5.9″ 18:9 2160×1080 FullView display (Huawei-speak for a bezel-less screen), the nova 2i looks like a real steal!
The device is going to pack the Kirin 659, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of expandable storage, 3340 mAh battery and run Android 7.0 Nougat with the proprietary EMUI 5.1 overlay that features machine learning. The aforementioned quad camera system is going to consist of 16MP + 2MP cameras for the rear, while the front will feature a 13MP + 2MP setup.
At that price, the Huawei nova 2i looks like a much better buy than the Huawei nova 2 Plus or even the Huawei P10 Lite. Considering the Huawei nova 2 Plus was just launched last month, it is really surprising to see Huawei price the Huawei nova 2i this low, especially when both the devices share the same chipset, amount of RAM and battery capacity.
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