Huawei Nova 6 5G, Nova 6, Nova 6 SE with punch-hole displays launched in China

Huawei Nova 6 5G, Nova 6, Nova 6 SE with punch-hole displays launched in China

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While the rest of the world watches with bated breath on Huawei’s future releases beyond the Huawei Mate 30, China gets to enjoy the goodies. The US trade ban does not affect Huawei’s operations in its domestic Chinese market, as phones sold in China already ship without GMS, leveraging the HMS ecosystem instead. Huawei had been teasing the launch of the Huawei Nova 6 on Weibo for a few weeks now, with leaks giving us an early look at the device. And now, finally, Huawei has launched the Huawei Nova 6, Huawei Nova 6 5G and the Huawei Nova 6 SE for the Chinese market.

Huawei Nova 6 and Nova 6 5G

SpecificationHuawei Nova 6 / Huawei Nova 6 5G
Dimensions and Weight<not disclosed>
Display
  • 6.57″ FHD+ LCD;
  • Oval Punch Hole on top left corner
SoCHiSilicon Kirin 990
RAM and Storage
  • Nova 6:
    • 8GB + 128GB
  • Nova 6 5G:
    • 8GB + 128GB
    • 8GB + 256GB
Battery
  • Nova 6:
    • 4,100 mAh
  • Nova 6 5G:
    • 4,200 mAh
Charging40W Huawei SuperCharge
Rear Camera
  • Primary:
    • Nova 6 5G: 40MP, RYYB, f/1.7
    • Nova 6: 40MP, RYYB, f/1.8
  • Secondary: 8MP, f/2.4, telephoto, OIS
  • Tertiary: 8MP, f/2.4, ultrawide
  • EIS, 4K video recording
Front Camera
  • Primary:
    • Nova 6 5G: 32MP, f/2.2
    • Nova 6: 32MP, f/2.0
  • Secondary: 8MP, f/2.2, ultrawide
  • EIS, Super Night Scene, 4K @30fps video recording
Android VersionEMUI 10 based on Android 10

Huawei Nova 6 5G

Both, the Huawei Nova 6 and the Nova 6 5G are nearly identical devices, with 5G being their main point of difference. The 5G variant comes with the Balong 5000 5G modem paired with the Kirin 990, and also a small bump up to 4,200 mAh for the battery. Camera specifications also have very small variations between the two. Device dimensions have not been disclosed, so we can also presume that the 5G variant is slightly thicker to accommodate the larger battery and connectivity hardware.

Both the devices come with an LCD and not an AMOLED display. As a result, there is no under-display fingerprint scanner, and Huawei had to place the same on the left side of the device, underneath the power button.

Huawei Nova 6 5G

The Huawei Nova 6 5G will cost CNY 3799 (~$539) for the 128GB variant, and CNY 4199 for the 256GB variant. The device will go on sale in China from December 12, 2019. The phone will be available in four different colors, with the Red color being exclusive to the 5G variant.

 

Huawei Nova 6

The Huawei Nova 6 will cost CNY 3199 (~$454), and will go on sale in China on December 12, 2019, as well. Both the devices are not expected to be available outside of China this year.


Huawei Nova 6 SE

SpecificationHuawei Nova 6 SE
Dimensions and Weight159.2 mm x 76.3 mm x 8.7 mm
Display
  • 6.4″ FHD+ LCD;
  • Punch Hole on top left corner
SoCHiSilicon Kirin 810
RAM and Storage8GB + 128GB
Battery4,200 mAh
Charging40W Huawei SuperCharge
Rear Camera
  • Primary: 48MP
  • Secondary: 8MP, ultrawide
  • Tertiary: 2MP, depth
  • Quarternary: 2MP, macro
Front Camera16MP
Android VersionEMUI 10 based on Android 10

Huawei Nova 6 SE

The Huawei Nova 6 SE appears to have drawn inspiration from Apple iPhone 11’s camera island design, as it clearly appears to be aiming for that aesthetic. The difference is that it comes with a quad rear camera setup, and also with a single punch hole camera. Much like the Nova 6, the fingerprint sensor on the Nova 6 SE is on the side. The Nova 6 SE is decidedly mid-range, as should be apparent with the SE branding, which Apple did popularize for its lower-spec offering.

Huawei Nova 6 SE

The Huawei Nova 6 SE will be available from December 25, 2019, in three colors. Customers in China can buy it for CNY 2199 (~$311).


What are your thoughts on the Huawei Nova 6, Nova 6 5G and Nova 6 SE? Would you like to see these devices launch outside of China? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!