The new entrant Nova 2S is a flagship device like the V10 but the market experts say the timing of its arrival may confuse the fans as to whether go for V10 or 2S; being similar on specs sheet.
We think there is at least one feature that puts Nova 2S ahead of Honor V10 and that is the dual camera setup on both rear and front panels. As we know that the V10 brings dual cameras on the rear panel only. However, the V10 brings the latest Kirin 970 chipset while the Nova 2S is equipped with the last year’s Kirin 960 processor.
The Nova 2S is a thin-bezelled device with 5.99″ FHD+ display with 2.5D glass on top. However, Huawei has managed to put a fingerprint scanner below the display. The Nova 2S comes in five vibrant clours; Cherry Pink, Obsidian Black, Light Blue, Silver Diamond Gray and Acacia Red.
As far as memory features are concerned, Huawei brings Nova 2S in three variants; 4GB/64GB, 6GB/64GB and 6GB/128GB. The storage of all three variants can be expanded by using the microSD card slot.
The cameras, as mentioned earlier, are the highlights of the phone. The front facing cameras are a combination of a f/2.0 20MP primary sensor and a 2MP sensor for capturing depth of field. There is also a LED flash on the front. The rear cameras are a f/1.8 16MP RGB sensor and a 20MP monochrome sensor with support for dual camera zoom. The cameras come with a bunch of shooting modes.
The Nova 2S runs EMUI 8.0 based on Android 8.0 Oreo. It has NFC with support for Huawei, Bluetooth 4.2 with aptX and aptX HD, and a hybrid dual SIM slot (Nano only). Battery capacity is 3340mAh and can be charged from 0 to 100% in 2 hours via a USB-C port.
Pricing and Availability
Pre-orders for the Nova 2S begin in China from today and sales will be offered on December 12. The smartphone will come with a free selfie stick, a 2-in-1 data cable (micro-USB and USB-C), and a protective case as part of the pre-order gifts.
The Huawei Nova 2S will sell for ¥2699 (~$408 or PKR 43,000) for 4GB/64GB variant, ¥2999 (~$453 or PKR 47,700) for the 6GB/64GB model and ¥3399 (~$514 or PKR 54,100) for the 6GB/128GB version.