Huawei is struggling to source spare parts from overseas, so it has had to get creative with new launches. It looks like last year’s Huawei nova 8 SE is intended for a 4G-only re-release. Here’s a preview of the spec sheet, courtesy of leakster WHYLAB.
The original model was powered by a Dimensity 720 for the standard model and a Dimensity 800U for the premium model. This reissue will use the Kirin 710A instead – this is the first chipset to be mass produced at the Chinese smelter SMIC (the chip is made using a 14nm FinFET process). The phone will come with HarmonyOS 2 out of the box and will be configured with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage.
Huawei nova 8 SE reissue spec sheet leaked
Unlike the nova 8 SE Youth, launched earlier this year, also with the Kirin 710A, this model will retain the 6.5-inch OLED display (1080p +, 20: 9). Or at least a OLED screen, we don’t know if the panel is the same.
Either way, it looks like other than the chipset downgrade (and the return to 4G that came with it), the phone will be essentially the same. This includes the 3,800mAh battery with 66W fast charging via USB-C.
Also the camera setup, starting with the 64 MP main camera (f / 1.9 aperture) and the 8 MP ultra wide camera, followed by the 2 MP macro and depth cameras. The selfie camera receives a 16 MP (f / 2.0) sensor. Even the dimensions of the phone appear to be the same (161.6 x 74.8 x 7.5mm) except for a slight increase in weight (178g to 180g).
The original Huawei nova 8 SE
At this time, there is no information on the launch date of the reworked nova 8 SE. Or if it will be available outside of China, it seems unlikely given how the new nova 9 has just reached Europe.
Source (in Chinese) | Going through