Back in June 2019 (if we’re not making a mistake), Huawei surprised its audience with Nova 5 series smartphone. The series consists of a Nova 5i with Kirin 710F Chipset, Nova 5 with a HiSilicon Kirin 810 Chipset and Nova 5 Pro with HiSilicon Kirin 980 Chipset.
Late in July, Huawei announced Nova 5i Pro and a Nova 5T which was a rebranded Honor 20 for markets outside China. Like Samsung, Huawei doesn’t seem to be done yet with its smartphones as we have seen a teaser of another smartphone named Huawei Nova 5Z.
Huawei hasn’t yet announced the availability of Huawei Nova 5Z UK, but the Chinese audience is about to get their hands on one. The design of the beast alongside specifications has been revealed – indicating a punch-hole camera on the top left corner of the phone with slim bezels on both top and bottom. Keep scrolling to read everything we know about Huawei Nova 5Z, so far.
Release Date and Price
Things are pretty blurred in terms of Huawei Nova 5Z release date UK, but it’s now available for reservation through China’s Vmall. However, it’ll start hitting shelves officially across China from November 1st, 2019 – two more days to go.
The availability for the rest of the world like UK is also not revealed, but it’ll be coming in three colours to choose from, Black, Aurora and Emerald Green.
Huawei didn’t announce its Nova 5Z Price UK but putting an educated guess, it’ll set users back in-between £175-197 – depends on a variant you go for. The phone is priced 1599 Yuan (~$226) in China for its base variant with 6GB RAM and 64GB ROM, whereas 8GB RAM and 128GB ROM variant go for 1799 Yuan (~$255).
The Nova 5Z, as mentioned above, is a cheaper variant of Nova 5i Pro and to recall 5i Pro, it arrived in China back in July with a 2199 Yuan price tag.
Huawei Nova 5Z Specifications
|Android 9.0 (Pie), EMUI 9.1|
|Octa-core (2x2.27 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6x1.88 GHz Cortex-A55)|
|6.26 inches, 96.2 cm2|
|1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~412 ppi density)|
|LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours|
|QUAD REAR CAMERA
48 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/2", 0.8µm, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.4, (ultrawide)
2 MP, f/2.4, 27mm (wide) dedicated macro camera
2 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
|LED flash, HDR, panorama|
|SINGLE SELFIE CAMERA
32 MP, f/2.0 Front Camera
|Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery|
|Fast battery charging 20W|
Design and Display
At first glance, Huawei Nova 5Z looks a lot like recently released Nova 5i Pro. The phone is measuring 156.1 x 73.9 x 8.3 mm in dimensions and weighs only 178 grams. The back of the phone is made of 3D hyperboloid glass panel whereas, on the front, it features a 6.26-inches IPS display with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels.
Again, like Nova 5i Pro, it sports a punch-hole on the left corner of the phone for its 32MP selfie snapper with an aperture of f/2.0. The selfie snapper is offering a portrait night scene that enables users to capture better portrait images even in low-light conditions.
Hardware and Software
Huawei Nova 5Z is running on the Android 9.0 Pie operating system with the company’s own EMUI 9.1 on top. Moreover, it’s powered by HiSilicon Kirin 810 Chipset based on a 7-nanometer, and it’s partnered with 6GB or 8GB of RAM for glitch-free and lag-free performance whether you work on multiple apps at once or play graphics-enriched games.
It comes in two different tiers in terms of onboard storage – 64GB and 128GB to store oodles data, i.e. images, movies, files, and others. Interestingly, one can take the storage to the next level too – thanks to a microSD card slot.
O paper, Huawei Nova 5Z is equipped with a square-shaped camera module that consists of a 48MP primary camera, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, 2MP macro lens and 2MP depth sensor with an aperture of f/1.8, f/2.4, f/2.4 and f/2.4 respectively.
The front, on the other hand, is covered with a 32MP selfie snapper, which is positioned in a punch-hole to assist you in video calls and selfies.
Quite a few photography features of this phone include AI handheld super night scene, wide-angle distortion correction as well as portrait mode.
The battery life with 4000mAh capacity is yet to be tested by the sources, but it’s most likely to take you throughout the day even with heavy usage. It carries support for 20W fast charging to restore juice up to 100% in less than 2 hours.