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Huawei Nova 8 & Nova Y60 Unveiled: SA Prices, Specs & What You Need to Know

Here’s everything you need to know about Huawei’s Nova 8 and Nova Y60 smartphones.

Huawei has unveiled its newest smartphone entries, the Nova 8 and Nova Y60, which make up the brand’s new Nova series and bring a handful of innovations and features to appeal to all types of users, specifically a younger, Gen-Z audience.

Huawei Nova 8

Huawei Nova 8

The Nova 8, the flagship of the new generation Nova line, features a 6.57-inch display, with curved edges on the front and rear to deliver a smooth, sleek, and thin body that weighs in at only 169 grams.

In terms of its processing power, the Huawei Nova 8 features the HiSilicon Kirin 985 chip, along with 8GB of RAM, giving it quite a bit of oomph under the hood. Furthermore, it includes 128 GBs or 256 GBs of internal storage (depending on which model you choose) and a 3,800 mAh battery. The 5G device runs on the Android 10-based EMUI 11 operating system.

For photography, the Huawei Nova 8 features a quad rear camera setup with a 64-megapixel primary sensor, which is paired with an 8-megapixel sensor with ultra-wide-angle lens, a 2-megapixel depth sensor, and a 2-megapixel macro camera. There is a 32-megapixel selfie snapper on the front.

Extra bells and whistles include an in-display fingerprint scanner, fast charging capabilities (60% in just 15 minutes, according to Huawei), and an eye-catching blush gold colourway.

The Huawei Nova 8 is priced at R12,999 and is available from 1 September. If you pre-order before the 30th of August (with a pre-order fee of R99), you get the device for the special price of R10,999. If pre-ordered, you’ll also receive a Huawei FreeBuds 4i and Huawei Watch GT Bundle offer valued at R5,698. Visit the HUAWEI Store (Online). T&Cs apply. The Nova 8 is available from Huawei’s website.

Huawei Nova Y60

Huawei Nova Y60

The sibling of the Nova 8 is the Nova Y60, which is slightly larger by offering a 6.6-inch display with a resolution of 720×1600 pixels, but less beneath the surface (although, still nothing to scoff at).

The device features 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, larger 5,000 mAh battery, and runs on Android 11. As far as the cameras are concerned, on the rear, the Huawei Nova Y60 includes a 13-megapixel primary camera with an f/1.8 aperture; a 5-megapixel camera with an f/2.2 aperture, and a 2-megapixel camera with an f/2.4 aperture. It sports an 8-megapixel camera on the front for selfies with an f/2.0 aperture.

There is also a fingerprint sensor on the Nova Y60, along with dual-SIM capabilities.

The Huawei Nova Y60 is priced at R3,099 and is available from 1 September. If you pre-order before 30 August, you’ll also receive Bluetooth headphones and a Bluetooth speaker bundle valued at R1,298. The Nova Y60 is available from Huawei’s website.

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