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Huawei returns to the smartphone market with the Nova 10 – Geeko

Huawei took advantage of IFA 2022 to announce the upcoming release in Europe of the Nova 10 and Nova 10 Pro. This new range relies mainly on photography and especially on selfies to distinguish itself. To this price, however, we regret the absence of 5G and Google services.

The Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin (IFA) is Europe’s largest trade fair for electronics aimed at the general public. Every year it is the occasion for various announcements from the big brands, and the Chinese company Huawei has chosen not to deviate from this rule by officially announcing the upcoming release in Europe of a new range of smartphones, the Nova 10 and Nova 10 Pro, already presented this summer in China.

A way to reaffirm its ambitions and its desire to innovate, despite its exclusion from Android and Google services. “InNOVAnte” is precisely how the brand presents the Nova 10 range, available in two models that rely above all on their photographic capabilities.

The company has just announced version 3 of its operating system, HarmonyOS, but it reserves it for the Chinese market: Europeans will have to make do with the Open Source version of Android (AOSP), which deprives users of Google Mobile Services (GMS), the suite of applications and services from Google, reserved for those who have the Google license.

No microSD card or 5G

The characteristics of the devices remain consistent with those mentioned during the announcement in China. The Nova 10 is equipped with a 6.67-inch OLED screen with Full HD+ resolution (2400 x 1080 pixels) and a refresh rate of 120 Hz. A rather large format for a reasonable weight of 168 grams. It has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G SoC, 8GB of RAM and between 128 and 256GB of storage, with no slot for a microSD card. It has a 4000 mAh battery, compatible with fast charging at 66 W. Unfortunately, 5G is still not available: we will therefore have to settle for 4G.

In terms of photography, the device has a triple camera on the back, with a main sensor of 50 megapixels (f / 1.8), a module dedicated to the depth of field of 2 megapixels (f / 2.4 ) and an ultra wide-angle of 8 megapixels (f / 2.2). It is particularly focused on selfies, with a powerful 60 megapixel (f / 2.4) sensor on the front.

The Nova 10 Pro, paragon of the selfie?

The Nova 10 Pro uses the same design, but with a slightly larger 6.78-inch screen (2,652 x 1,200 pixels) and a weight of 191 g. The rear-mounted cameras are the same as the Nova 10, as are the battery and chip. Huawei adds a 100 W ultra-fast charging function. The Pro version stands out mainly for the dual front sensor intended for selfies: it adds to the 60-megapixel (f/2.4) ultra-wide-angle module another 8-megapixel ( f/2.2) for portraits. The device also offers various features, such as a zoom of x 0.7 to x 5 and management of the bokeh effect (background blur). Huawei thus intends to make it the paragon of selfies.

In terms of price, the Nova 10 will be sold at a price of 499 euros, while the Nova 10 Pro will cost 699 euros. They will be available for sale in several European markets including France. For Belgium, however, nothing has been announced yet.

By Antoine Danhier.

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