Huawei unveils the Nova 10Z with a familiar face

Does it remind you of anything? Anything wi kould recommend?

Huawei has announced the Nova 10Z in China! We can’t help but stare because the phone feels like a deja vu. We’re pretty sure we’ve seen this before, higher on the street. The green colour makes it even more familiar to us.

Before that, let’s get to the specs

The phone boasts a curved back design and its camera hump is also curved. It has a tall 6.6in. FHD+ (2400x1080px) IPS LCD screen. The phone, in many ways, is simply a sidegrade variant of the Nova 8 SE but that’s not the “similar’ phone we want to highlight. The main difference is that this phone features much more potent cameras.

The phone uses an ageing Kirin 710A chip with a 14nm process. Wow, we really haven’t heard from them in a long time since the US ban. In case you have forgotten, Kirin is Huawei’s chip-making arm similar to Samsung’s Exynos. Their chipsets boast performance statistics that neither MediaTek nor Qualcomm can defeat. Today, if a modern Kirin chipset is still around, then it could smash Exynos out of the water, Qualcomm will be more aggressive towards their own Snapdragon chipsets, and MediaTek will definitely see some very tough competition.

The cameras at the back feature a 64MP main shooter, an 8MP ultrawide, and a 2MP macro unit which does not contribute anything significant. At the front is the unspecified MP camera sitting in the middle of the punch hole display.

It has a 3.5mm jack, a side-mounted fingerprint reader, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.1, and Dual-band Wi-Fi. It runs HarmonyOS 2.0 in China without any help from Google.

Left: Huawei Nova 10Z, Right: Wiko T50

As for their similarities… If you have read the tagline, you would notice that the phone looks eerily similar to the Wiko T50, down to the camera design and colour scheme. In addition, the Nova 10Z also comes in a similar (but not identical) black colour scheme which the Wiko T50 also offers.

The main difference is that the Wiko T50 uses a MediaTek Helio G85 chipset and only 128GB storage with 4 or 6GB RAM. The Nova 10Z offers either 128 or 256GB storage but the RAM hasn’t been confirmed yet. We can safely say it could be 6 or 8GB.

Huawei might have outsourced the design from Tinno Mobile, Wiko’s parent company that’s also known for designing their own phones and then other brands will order their design units and slap their brand name on it. In other words, Tinno Mobile is an ODM (Original Design Manufacturer).

While the Huawei Nova 10Z isn’t available yet in the Philippines, the Wiko T50 is through online sites like Lazada and Shopee.

Source: GSMArena