Without Google Services, obviously. You’re probably aware of that by now.
During the APAC Summit, Huawei announced new products coming to the Philippines, and one of them is the Huawei Nova 9, the long-needed sequel of the Huawei Nova 8 series. The Nova 9 Pro though, may still remain China-only, just like how Huawei did for the European release.
The Huawei Nova 9 has a design similar to their flagship, the P50 series, especially the rear camera ring. It comes in three colours: Starry Blue, Crush Green, and Black.
The phone uses a 6.57in. curved AMOLED with 120Hz refresh rate and 300Hz touch sampling rate. In terms of processor, the phone surprisingly has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G chipset built-in, although the connectivity is limited to 4G. This chipset is paired with 8GB RAM and 256GB internal storage.
The phone has no Google services thanks to the US restrictions, but it does use Huawei’s newly updated EMUI 12. Though, we’re unsure yet if the phone would be part of the HarmonyOS upgrade, but it is more likely, especially its Chinese counterpart.
There are four cameras at the back. The main highlight is the 50mp main sensor with f/1.9 aperture. This camera is paired with the usual cameras seen on midrange phones: an 8mp ultrawide, a 2mp macro, and a 2mp depth sensor. The front has a single dot notch, comprising of a 32mp camera. Both the 50mp main and the 32mp front can record in 4K.
In terms of battery and endurance, the phone is equipped with a 4300mAh battery, coupled with 66W fast charging. The phone has a 3.5mm jack, support for NFC and dual-band Wi-Fi as well as global LTE bands.
Prices are to be revealed soon.