Exclusive: Huawei Nova 3 specifications and press renders leaked in full

Exclusive: Huawei Nova 3 specifications and press renders leaked in full

The Huawei Nova smartphones are a series of mid-range devices, but that’s looking to change with the upcoming Huawei Nova 3 set to be announced on July 18th. Compared to the Huawei Nova/Nova Plus with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, the Huawei Nova 2/Nova 2 Plus with the HiSilicon Kirin 659, the Huawei Nova 3 will feature the high-end HiSilicon Kirin 970 system-on-chip. While we don’t have any pricing or availability information, we have obtained exclusive access to the full list of specifications and press renders of the Huawei Nova 3 thanks to leaker MadSimar ().

The information he has provided us is in line with the details that were made available on TENAA earlier this month and are also corroborated by the firmware files we obtained via FunkyHuawei.club‘s service. According to the firmware files, there will be a total of 9 variants of the Huawei Nova 3. The device’s code-name is “PAR” or “Paris” and the list of variants reveal that the device will likely be made available internationally.

  • PAR-AL00
  • PAR-L01
  • PAR-L01M
  • PAR-L09
  • PAR-L21
  • PAR-L21M
  • PAR-L29
  • PAR-TL00
  • PAR-TL20

Here are the press renders followed by the full list of specifications. Most of the Huawei Nova 3 specifications I filled in were obtained from the information provided by MadSimar, however, I filled in some additional details provided by the TENAA posting. The only ambiguous detail is whether the Huawei Nova 3 will have a 3.5mm headphone jack. The details I was given show that there will be a “3.5mm headphone X1” in the box, but it’s unclear to me whether that’s a USB Type-C to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter or not. The TENAA listing doesn’t clarify this detail either as it states that headphone port is an “independent port.”

Huawei Nova 3 Specifications

Huawei Nova 3 Specifications
Dimensions and weight 157.0 x 73.7 x 7.3 mm, 165 grams
Software Android 8.1 Oreo with EMUI 8.2
CPU HiSilicon Kirin 970 (4x Cortex-A73 @ 2.36GHz + 4x Cortex-A53 @ 1.8GHz). Neural Processing Unit (NPU) and an i7 co-processor.
GPU Mali-G72 MP12
RAM and storage 6GB RAM and 128GB storage with microSD support up to 256GB
Battery 3,750 mAh (typical)
  • 6.3″ 2340×1080 resolution TFT LCD IPS display (409ppi). 19.5:9 aspect ratio with a display notch.
  • 16.7 million colors, color saturation (NTSC): 85% (typical.)
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4GHz/5GHz)
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.2 LE
Connectivity Hybrid dual SIM slot (nano SIM + nano SIM/microSD). Dual 4G VoLTE, GPS, and a USB Type-C port
Rear cameras
  • 16 million (color) pixels + 24 million (black and white) pixels, f/1.8 aperture.
  • Photo resolution: 5632×4224 pixels
  • Single LED flash
  • Supports 4K video recording, does not support optical image stabilization.
  • Digital zoom/dual zoom
  • AF: depth focus, phase focus, contrast focus
Front-facing cameras
  • 24 million (color) pixels + 2 million (color) pixels, f/2.0 aperture
  • Photo resolution: 5632×4224 pixels
  • Supports 1080p video recording, does not support optical image stabilization
  • Digital zoom
  • AF: fixed focus
Shooting modes AI beauty, Large aperture photo, Dynamic photo, Professional photo, Video, Fun AR, Professional video, 3D dynamic panorama, Black and white camera, HDR, Night scene, Panoramic photo, Streamer shutter, Time-lapse photography, Slow motion, Filter, Watermark, Document correction, Portrait mode, Movie portrait mode, Large aperture video, Intelligence scene recognition, Timed photo, Voice-activated photo, Smile shot, Screen shot, etc.
Fingerprint scanner Yes (rear-mounted)

What’s in the Huawei Nova 3’s box

  • TPU protective case
  • 9V/2A charger
  • 9V/2A USB Type-C cable

Once the Huawei Nova 3 launches, we’ll let you all know about the pricing and availability.

About author

Mishaal Rahman
Mishaal Rahman

I am the former Editor-in-chief of XDA. In addition to breaking news on the Android OS and mobile devices, I used to manage all editorial and reviews content on the Portal.

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