Huawei has presented a number of new technology highlights at IFA 2022. Besides the promising Huawei Watch D with an integrated blood pressure monitor, the Chinese electronics company also announced the powerful MateBook X Pro 2022. But the manufacturer also had something up its sleeve in terms of smartphones. Without further ado, they introduced the new Nova series consisting of Huawei Nova 10 and Nova 10 Pro.
Huawei is not giving up
The Western market is not an easy one for Huawei. The US sanctions still weigh too heavily, which not only ensure that there are no Google services on Huawei devices and thus neither Android OS, nor the extensive Google Play Store. On top of that, the manufacturer is prohibited from selling 5G devices in this country. However, the company continues to be combative and has unveiled two new smartphones at IFA 2022. More precisely, they are the Huawei Nova 10 and the Nova 10 Pro. Those who do not mind the lack of Google Services, or even prefer Huawei’s AppGallery and operating system, could get two really good smartphones here.
OLED panel with 120 Hz and Snapdragon 778G
Let’s first take a look at the displays of the Huawei Nova 10 and Nova 10 Pro. The Chinese electronics company relies on a high-contrast and colorful OLED panel. Its resolution of 2,652 x 1,200 pixels is pleasingly sharp. However, it is anything but small with a screen size of 6.78 inches. Users looking for a handy smartphone are probably in the wrong place. A Snapdragon 778G works under the hood. This actually comes with 5G out of the box. However, Huawei is not allowed to use this mobile technology in Germany, so the chip comes with 4G in both devices. The processor is supported by 8 GB of RAM. In terms of storage space, there is a sufficient 256 GB.
Huawei Nova 10 Pro as top configuration
Since Huawei launches a standard and a Pro version, it is not surprising that both newcomers are equipped differently. However, the differences in the camera technology are marginal. We mean that the main camera with 50 MP, an ultra-wide-angle camera with 8 MP and a depth sensor with 2 MP are installed. Huawei’s Nova 10 and Nova 10 Pro differ in the number of lenses in the front-facing camera. The standard version “only” has a selfie camera with 60 MP.
The Pro model adds a second lens. Apart from the lack of 5G, there is also little to complain about in terms of connectivity. For example, both devices come with a dual-SIM slot, Bluetooth 5.2, and Wi-Fi 6. NFC is of course also included. Further differences can be found in the two batteries of the devices. However, the Huawei Nova 10 Pro leaves its rivals far behind. The top model offers a 4,500 mAh battery.
This is said to offer a fast charging function that enables a charging power of 100 watts. With 4,000 mAh, the battery in the Huawei Nova 10 is significantly smaller. However, there are not only deficits in terms of size. Although the standard version also offers a fast charging function, it is presumably much slower with 66 watts of charging power.
Prices and availability
The new Huawei Nova 10 and Nova 10 Pro already sound promising at first glance. Unfortunately, it is still unknown when the two new smartphones are to go on sale. The price is a different story. Huawei states an MSRP of about 500 Euros for the standard model. The Pro model is supposed to cost about 730 Euros.