Huawei Malaysia has announced a new smartphone that’s now available for pre-order in Malaysia, the Huawei Nova 8i. The midranger device also happens to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 system-on-chip, a surprise shift away from their in-house Kirin silicon.
Huawei Nova 8i specs
As aforementioned above, the Huawei Nova 8i comes with a Snapdragon 662 SoC that’s mated to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The display meanwhile is a 6.67-inch 1080p IPS LCD ‘Edgeless Display’ with super thin bezels, while the back of the phone comes in a sleek 4D design. Despite the return of a Snapdragon processor, it won’t have Google Mobile Services.
For the cameras, you get a four-camera layout on the rear of the device. The main camera is a 64MP sensor, flanked by an 8MP ultrawide angle lens, a 2MP macro shooter and a 2MP depth sensor. The selfie camera meanwhile is a 16MP shooter.
While the Huawei Nova 8i has a pretty standard battery capacity at 4,300mAh, it features 66W Huawei SuperCharge technology. According to Huawei, this means that you can charge your phone up to 60% in just 17 minutes, with a full charge taking 38 minutes. The 4,300mAh battery also apparently has power-saving AI algorithms to help make it last longer.
The device itself weighs in at roughly 190g, and will come in three colourways: Interstellar Blue, Moonlight Silver and Starry Black.
Pricing and availability
The Huawei Nova 8i is currently available for pre-order for RM 1,299 from the Huawei Online Store as well as participating Huawei partners like the Huawei Flagship Store on Lazada and the Huawei Official Store on Shopee. Huawei Malaysia is expecting to ship out the device on the 22nd of July onwards.
Furthermore, if you pre-order it from now till the 21st of July, Huawei will throw in some freebies worth up to RM260 for you too. This includes a Huawei Entertainment Gift set, Huawei Video (1-month VIP access), Huawei Cloud Storage (1 month access) and Huawei Music (3 months VIP subscription).
For more information about the Huawei Nova 8i, you can visit its product page on Huawei Malaysia’s website.