Huawei Nova 12 Lite Launched with a Qualcomm Chip instead of Kirin!

No 5G still. And the chipset in question here is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G

There are four Huawei Nova 12 phones released. The vanilla, the Pro, the Ultra, and the Lite. The Lite is in its own article because it’s the phone with the most differentiation, starting with its design. It is reminiscent of the Huawei P60.

Unlike the latter three which all are equipped with dedicated Kirin chipsets, the Huawei Nova 12 Lite uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G instead but locked to 4G networks. Such a chipset is already starting to age but it’s still viable even going to 2024. As with its siblings, it comes with 12GB RAM and only the storage options have changed.

Although the weakest of the four, the Nova 12 Lite is still a luxury midrange phone, even having the same Faux Blue leather back as with its three siblings. Its display should not be left in the dust too, it’s using the same FullHD+ OLED screen with 120Hz refresh rate. The anti-flicker rate was reduced slightly to 1440Hz however.

There are again three cameras at the back consisting of a 50MP f/1.9 primary camera, an 8MP ultrawide, and a 2MP macro snapper that barely does anything useful. The front side features a 60MP selfie camera like the rest of its siblings.

It also has a similarly-sized 4500mAh battery as its siblings coupled with 60W fast charging. It charges via a USB-C 2.0 port. The phone also features an in-display fingerprint scanner and satellite messaging via Baidu, so it’s exclusively used in China. It runs HarmonyOS 4.0 based on HarmonyOS.

It comes in a textured white and blue colour and a glass-like black scheme. It is priced in China for CNY 2,499 (~PHP 19.5K) for the 12/256 variant while the 12/512 variant costs CNY 2,799 (~PHP 21.8K). It is available now via VMall in China but if you’re eyeing for this one globally, best thing you’d do is wait for Huawei’s announcement.

Source: Huawei China