Huawei nova 9 series announced with Snapdragon 778G 4G chipsets, up to 100W charging
Huawei’s latest mid-range offerings were announced in China today with the nova 9 and nova 9 Pro. The pair bring OLED displays, 50MP quad cameras, and use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 778G 4G chipset, which means none of the devices offer 5G connectivity.
The Pro model has a larger screen with dual 32MP selfie cameras, VC graphene cooling, and fast charging up to 100W via USB-C. The rest of the specs are split between the two, as is the design. Both phones start Huawei’s latest HarmonyOS 2.
Huawei nova 9 and nova 9 Pro (images: Huawei)
nova 9 has a 6.57-inch OLED display with 120Hz refresh rate and FHD + resolution while the Pro upgrades to a 6.72-inch panel. The non-Pro houses a single 32MP selfie camera in the punch-hole cutout. The Pro’s second 32MP selfie camera is of the ultra-wide variety allowing you to squeeze more content into your shots. Both phones are equipped with fingerprint scanners under the screen.
nova 9 next to nova 9 Pro
At the rear, both nova 9s have a 50 MP RYYB main sensor, an 8 MP ultra wide-angle snapper, and two 2 MP modules for macro shots and depth tracking.
Camera housing for both nova 9 phones
The battery department and charging speeds are where the two phones differ most noticeably. The vanilla nova 9 gets a 4300mAh cell with a 66W charge while the Pro dials the capacity to 4000mAh but increases the charging speed to 100W. Huawei claims the Pro model only needs to 20 minutes to recharge from 0 to 100%.
Huawei nova 9 and 9 Pro are available in blue, purple, green and black colors and will go on sale in China from September 29. The nova 9 with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage starts at 2,699 CNY ($ 418) while the 8/256 GB version will sell for 2,999 CNY ($ 464).
Nova 9 series color options
The basic nova 9 Pro version with 8/128 GB will cost CNY 3,499 ($ 542) while the 8/256 GB version will cost CNY 3,899 ($ 604).