“Huawei Nova 5i is tipped to cost around RMB 1,000 (about Rs 10,100), which would make it the most affordable handset with pop-up camera and full-screen design.”
Huawei is known to be working on Nova 5 and Nova 5i smartphones for a while. At this point, we know a good deal about the handsets including their chipset details, camera configurations, and few others. While we don’t really know when the brand would be launching the handsets, it seems like we are inching closer as the screen protector of the Nova 5i has leaked online courtesy of a Weibo user. This reveals the phone might come with a notch-less full-screen display, thanks to the pop-up slider.
Furthermore, the tipster claims the Nova 5i would pack a 5,000mAh battery and could be priced around RMB 1,000 (around Rs 10,100). So, if Huawei indeed launches it at the said price, Nova 5i would be the first phone in the budget segment to feature a full-screen design and a pop-up slider, considering no other major brand has done so yet. Since everything is based on rumours and leaks, we suggest you take this with a pinch of salt until an official announcement is made.
The ECE certification shows the Nova 5i would bear model number GLK-LX1U. However, it didn’t reveal any other specifications. The AnTuTu benchmark listing suggests the phone is likely to run on Android 9.0 Pie with EMUI 9.1, would be powered by the Kirin 710 SoC paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage that could be user expandable. Though the display size isn’t known, it could have a full-HD+ screen with 1,080 x 2,310 pixels resolution.
On the other hand, the top-end Nova 5 is reported to be powered by the Kirin 980 SoC, feature OLED display and have an in-display fingerprint sensor for biometric security, as seen from the leaked case render. But there is also a possibility of a side-mounted sensor. In terms of optics, the Huawei Nova 5 is rumoured to feature a triple rear camera setup consisting of a Sony IMX586 48-megapixel primary lens, a 12.3-megapixel lens, and a Sony IMX316 ToF sensor. On the front, it is said to come with a 25-megapixel Sony IMX576 selfie camera and is expected to house a 3,500mAh battery.