Huawei Nova 3e goes official with 5.84-inch Full-Screen Display, Kirin 659 SoC and Dual Rear Cameras

The Huawei Nova 3e also comes with a 24 MP camera on the front for selfies

Last week, Chinese smartphone brand Huawei launched the Huawei Nova 2 Lite smartphone with a full-screen display and dual rear cameras. Well now, Huawei has launched yet another smartphone under its Nova series – dubbed Huawei Nova 3e.


Well, the Huawei Nova 3e is actually a rebranded Huawei P20 Lite that the company launched last week in Poland Czech Republic. Hence, there aren’t many differences between the Huawei Nova 3e and the Huawei P20 Lite.


Having said that, the design of the Huawei Nova 3e reminds us of a certain smartphone from Cupertino giant Apple. Any guesses? Yes, the iPhone X. The Huawei Nova 3e looks similar to the iPhone X because of that notch up top. However, apart from the notch, what’s worth noting here is the 5.84-inch display that has an aspect ratio of 19:9 and resolution of 2280 x 1080 pixels. This helps keep the top bezels small. However, the bottom bezel is bit larger because of the Huawei logo.

Moving on to the back, you witness a 2.5D curved glass along with dual camera setup at the top-left corner placed in vertical orientation which again reminds us of the iPhone X. However, unlike the iPhone X which doesn’t come with a fingerprint scanner, the Huawei Nova 3e does come with one that’s placed in the center at the back.

Speaking about the innards, the Huawei Nova 3e is powered by the company’s homegrown Kirin 659 SoC. It’s paired with 4 GB RAM and comes in two storage options – 64 GB and 128 GB. That said, the Nova 3e runs EMUI 8.0 out of the box which is based on Android 8.0 Oreo.

As far as the optics are concerned, the back of the phone is home to dual camera setup that’s a combination of 16 MP and 2 MP cameras. And for selfies, you get a 24 MP on the front.

The Huawei Nova 3e comes in three colors – Black, Blue, Rose Gold – and, it ships with a 3000 mAh battery that keeps the show running.

Huawei Nova 3e Specifications

  • CPU: 2.36 GHz Kirin 659 octa-core processor
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • GPU: Mali-T830 MP2
  • Operating System: EMUI 8.0 based on Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Display: 5.84-inch Full-HD+ (2280 x 1080 pixels) 2.5D curved display with 19:9 aspect ratio
  • Rear Camera: 16 MP (f/2.2) + 2 MP with PDAF, Bokeh Mode and LED flash
  • Front Camera: 24 MP with f/2.0 aperture
  • Internal Storage: 64/128 GB
  • External Storage: Expandable up to 256 GB via microSD card
  • SIM: Dual Hybrid SIM
  • Connectivity: 4G LTE, GPS, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3.5 mm headphone jack, USB Type-C
  • Other: Fingerprint Scanner, Face Unlock
  • Colors: Black, Blue, Rose Gold
  • Battery: 3000 mAh with 9V/2A Fast Charging

Huawei Nova 3e Price and Availability

  • Price of 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage variant: ¥1999 (around $315/₹20,595)
  • Price of 4 GB RAM + 128 GB storage variant: ¥2199 (around $347/₹22,657)
  • Availability: Goes on sale in China from March 27. No word on availability in other markets