Huawei nova 2 and nova 2 plus were pretty heavily leaked before they were announced. However, leaks don’t tell the whole story, and the nova 2 and its larger plus are now official. Headline features include an incredibly high-resolution front-facing camera selfie expert, as well as a dual rear camera setup, but there’s much more.
The nova 2 and nova 2 plus feature a metal unibody design, one that is pretty similar to the honor 8’s. They ditch both the first-gen nova’s Nexus 6P-esque look and the first-gen nova plus’s Mate-inspired appearance. Their antenna lines are incredibly reminiscent of the iPhone 7’s, but that’s probably just a coincidence, right? Right?
Spec-wise, the nova 2 features a 6.9mm-thick metal body, a 5.0″ 1080 LCD display with 2.5D curved glass, an in-house Kirin 659 processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, a 12MP/8MP dual rear camera setup, a staggering 20MP front-facing shooter selfie expert, and a 2950mAh battery. I can’t be the only one who finds it interesting that the megapixel count of both of the rear cameras just barely adds up to the megapixel count of the single front-facing sensor. Bet that’s a sentence that’s never been uttered before.
As you might expect, the nova 2 plus is very similar, with minor changes that can be counted on the fingers of one hand. The plus gets a larger 5.5″ 1080p display, a sizable 128GB of storage, a 3340mAh cell to power it, and a slightly higher price tag. Speaking of which, let’s discuss pricing.
The nova 2 will retail for 2,499 yuan ($364.52), while the plus will go for a bit more at 2,899 yuan ($422.87). Both will come in five colors: grass green, rose gold, streamer gold, aurora blue, and obsidian black. Sales will begin June 16th, but you can put a 99 yuan deposit down at VMall starting today. What you like in these phones tell us in comments.