Huawei Nova 8 Pro 5G

Huawei Nova 8 Pro 5G is a nice upgrade to the base model Nova 8, which features a better display, processor and camera setup, and a higher price tag as well.

Huawei Nova 8 Pro 5G

Huawei Nova 8 Pro 5G

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Huawei Nova 8 Pro 5G is a much-needed upgrade to the base model Nova 8 smartphone, which gets a refreshed design and more powerful internals. You still get the same plastic body and frame construction, which helps reduce cost and save weight while providing protection against fall damage and scratches. The display and rear panel are curved around the sides to make it easier to hold while also minimizing the bezels. You get two selfie cameras in the front that are placed inside a pill-shaped cutout on the top left, while the fingerprint sensor is hidden underneath the display. The rear camera module is also placed in a large and wide pill-shaped camera array that hosts the quad-sensor unit.


Basic Details
Form Factor Bar
Year 2021
Announced Date Wednesday December 23, 2020
Released Date Friday January 8, 2021
Warranty 1 Year
Versions BRQ-AN00
Variants 8GB/128GB,$590
Network & Connectivity
SIM Slots Dual
SIM Size Nano-SIM
Network 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
Network Technology GSM, CDMA, HSPA, LTE, 5G
Network Speed HSPA, LTE-A, 5G
2G Bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
CDMA 800
3G Bands HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
4G Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 18, 19, 26, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41
5G Bands 1, 3, 28, 38, 41, 77, 78, 79, 80, 83, 84 SA/NSA
Extra Network
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/a/6
Bluetooth 5.2, A2DP, LE
GPS GPS (L1+L5), GLONASS (L1), BDS (B1I+B1c+B2a+B2b), GALILEO (E1+E5a+E5b), QZSS (L1+L5), NavIC
Connectivity Features USB Type-C 2.0
Dual-Band Wi-Fi
Body & Design
Height 163.3 mm
Width 74.1 mm
Thickness 7.9 mm
Weight 184 g
IP Rating
Colours Black, Blue, Green, White
Body Features Glass Front
Plastic Frame
Plastic Back
Screen & Display
Display Type OLED
Resolution 1236 x 2676 pixels
Screen Size 6.72 inches
Screen To Body Ratio 91.7%
Ppi 439
Refresh Rate 120Hz
Aspect Ratio 19.5:9
Touchscreen Yes, Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-Touch
Bezel-less Display Yes, With Punch-Hole Display
Screen Protection
Display Features 1B Colours
300Hz Touch Sampling Rate
Hardware & Performance
Chipset Kirin 985 5G (7 nm)
Processor Octa-core (1x2.58 GHz Cortex-A76 & 3x2.40 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4x1.84 GHz Cortex-A55)
Graphics Mali-G77 (8-core)
Storage 128GB, 256GB
Storage Features UFS
Card Slot
AnTuTu 425477
GeekBench 2569 (Multicore)
Camera & Multimedia
Rear Camera 64 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide)
8 MP, f/2.4, 17mm (ultrawide)
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
Rear Camera Video 4K
Front Camera 16 MP, f/2.0, (wide)
32 MP, f/2.4, (ultrawide)
Front Camera Video 1080p@30fps
Camera Features Gyro-EIS
Phase Detection AutoFocus
LED Flash
Speakers Yes, with Mono Speaker
Multimedia Features
Battery & Charging
Battery Type Li-Po (Lithium Polymer)
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh
Charging Port USB-C
Charging Speed 66W
Fast Charging 66W
Wireless Charging
Reverse Charging 5W
Reverse Wireless Charging
OS & Software
Operating System Android OS
OS Version Android 10
Custom UI EMUI
Custom UI Version 11
Sensors & Features
Sensors In-Display Fingerprint - Optical
Magnetometer / Compass
Ambient Light Sensor

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