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Huawei quietly announced one of their latest smartphone offering, the Huawei Nova 2i (also known as the Maimang 6) which has four camera-setup (2 rear + 2 front) while also having a special gesture-based command system.

Specs-wise, the Huawei Nova 2i sports the company’s Kirin 659 chipset, a 4GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage. The screen display ratio will be also at 18:9, just like some of the upcoming Huawei Mate 10 phones, but there’s no word yet on what resolution. It will also run on EMUI 5.1, which is based on Android 7.0 Nougat.

Camera-optic wise, there’s a 16MP (megapixel) plus 2MP combo for the back camera, while the front cam will have 13MP and 2MP, which might appeal selfie fanatics or phone photographers (if performs well).

Huawei Nova 2i Specs

OS EMUI 5.1 (Android 7.0 Nougat)
Processor Octa-Core Kirin 659 processor (4 x A53 at 2.36GHz + 4 x A53 at 1.7GHz)
Memory 4GB
Display 5.9-inches Full HD
Storage 64 GB, expandable to 256 GB
Front Camera 13MP front camera with soft LED flash, secondary 2MP camera
Rear Camera 16MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, secondary 2MP camera
Battery 3340mAh battery, non-removable
Dimensions/Weight 156.2 x 75.2 x 7.5 mm, 164g


Pricing and Availability

However, there’s also no official word with regards to local or global availability aside from the fact that it’s now available for pre-order in China in gold, black, and blue colors with a price of CNY 2399, or ~PhP18,500.

We’ll see if Huawei is going to announce this phone locally sometime.