Huawei likes to start with 5G and then complete with 4G versions, perhaps for those who give less importance to this aspect. We see it with the high-end lines for some time and also in the Nova, presenting now the Huawei Nova 8 Pro 4G months after the Huawei Nova 8 and 8 Pro with 5G.
The surprise is that we see the same processor, so what they have not placed this time is the modem that provides the ability to connect to the latest generation network. Otherwise, it is almost a clone of the first Nova 8 Pro, albeit with a slight improvement in the battery.
Huawei Nova 8 Pro 4G Technical specifications
|Huawei Nova 8 Pro 4G|
|Dimensions and Weight||163.32 x 74.08 x 7.85 mm|
|Screen||OLED 6.72 inches 120 Hzz|
FullHD + (2.676×1.236 px)
10 bits, curved
|Rear Cameras||64 MP f/1.8|
UGA 8 MP f/2.4
Macro 2 MP f/2.4
Depth 2 MP f/2.4
|Front Camera||UGA 32 MP f/2.4|
Portrait 16 MP f/2.0
|Operating System||Android 10 + EMUI 11|
|Connectivity||WLAN 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, 2×2 MIMO, HE160 / 2.4 and 5 GHz|
Bluetooth 5.2, supports BLE, SBC, AAC, LDAC
GPS / AGPS / GLONASS / Beidou / GALILEO / QZSS / NavIC
|Others||DualSIM, fingerprint reader|
Curved screen and lots of colors
Something that the Nova 8 Pro regained is the large islet on the screen to allow the two front cameras to peek out as we already saw in the Huawei P40 Pro. It is a discreet solution that, however, helps to have a higher percentage of use in the front screen than a notch or the traditional integration.
That front, also, integrates a curved screen, very curved, so that this mobile fits the design lines of that P40 we mentioned. Of course, the rear camera module is quite different and also striking, just like its 5G twin and reminiscent of what is being talked about for the future Huawei P50.
Speaking of the display, it is a 6.72-inch OLED panel with up to 120 Hz refresh rate, thus offering a competitive value in this regard. It houses the fingerprint reader and has a FullHD+ resolution, with 10-bit color.
The networks change, the processor remains unchanged
As we said, the Kirin 985 is maintained in this mobile, in this case without the 5G modem. There is a choice of storage between 128 or 256 GB, but there is no card expansion. The RAM will be, in any case, 8 GB.
In the battery, we see that it is slightly up compared to the Pro 5G by integrating a 4,200 mAh battery. Fast charging of 66 watts is maintained, which is a considerable value and that in conjunction with a medium-sized battery like this one can give fairly short charging times.
In terms of software, the Nova 8 Pro 4G comes with EMUI 11, which like the rest of the brand’s new models still comes with AppGallery and no access to Google services. It does have Bluetooth 5.1 and WiFi 6.
Speaking of photography, we see almost the same bet as in the 5G version with a 64-megapixel main sensor, but the lens is f/1.8 aperture. It is accompanied by an 8-megapixel sensor for the wide-angle (f/2.4 aperture lens) and the very usual combination of a macro and a lens in this case for depth with f/2.4 aperture and a small 2-megapixel sensor.
Of course, as we said, there are two front cameras. It is a wide-angle lens with a 32-megapixel sensor and another 16-megapixel for portrait.
Price and Availability of the Huawei Nova 8 Pro 4G
For now, the brand has not provided details on the price of this terminal. It has been presented for the Chinese market and we know that it will be available in four colors (green, lilac, black and pearlescent), and taking into account the price of the Huawei Nova 8 Pro 5G (between €500 and €550 at the exchange rate) we can think that it will be below it, perhaps from €450 at the exchange rate.
We will be waiting to update this information as soon as the brand publishes it, as well as if there is an international launch.