Huawei Nova 5i launched; features Kirin 710 SoC, quad rear cameras and 24 MP selfie camera

Along with the Huawei Nova 5 and Nova 5 Pro, Huawei also launched the Huawei Nova 5i smartphone. It comes in three color options — Black, Blue, and Red and will go on sale in China from 28th June. The 6 GB RAM model costs 1,999 Yuan (~$290) while the 8 GB RAM model costs 2,199 Yuan (~$319).


The smartphone features a 6.4-inch Full HD+ display with 2340 x 1808 pixels screen resolution, 90.8 percent screen-to-body ratio and a punch-hole cutout which houses a 24 MP front-facing camera for taking selfies and video calling.

On the back side, the phone features a quad camera setup consisting of a 24 MP primary sensor, 8 MP ultra wide-angle lens, 2 MP sensor for 4cm macro, and 2 MP sensor for depth sensing. There’s also a back-mounted fingerprint sensor.

Under the hood, the device is powered by the company’s own Kirin 710 octa-core processor. It comes in two variants — 6 GB RAM and 8 GB RAM, both packing 128 GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot that support memory expansion of up to 512 GB.

It runs Android 9 Pie operating system with the company’s own EMUI 9.1 custom user interface on top. The phone is powered by a 4000 mAh battery which should be enough to last through an entire day on a single charge.

Huawei Nova 5i Specifications

  • CPU: Kirin 810 octa-core SoC (Nova 5) / Kirin 980 octa-core SoC (Nova 5 Pro)
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Operating System: Android 9 Pie with EMUI 9.1
  • Display: 6.39-inch (2340 x 1080 pixels) FHD+ OLED HDR Display with 108% DCI-P3 Color Gamut
  • Rear Camera: 48 MP primary sensor + 16 MP Ultra Wide Angle lens + 2 MP 4cm macro lens + 2 MP depth of field lens
  • Front Camera: 32 MP with f/2.0 aperture
  • Internal Storage: 128 GB / 256 GB (Nova 5 Pro)
  • Connectivity: Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 5 LE, GPS, NFC (Nova 5 Pro only), and USB Type-C
  • Other: In-display Fingerprint Scanner
  • Colors: Black, Purple, Green, and Orange
  • Battery: 3400 mAh with 40W fast charging

Pricing and Availability

  • Price of 6 GB + 128 GB: 1,999 Yuan (~$290)
  • Price of 8 GB + 128 GB: 2,199 Yuan (~$319)
  • Availability: From 28th June in China