The Huawei Nova series has not been launched in the UK for a while now, but it is finally coming back.
The Nova 5T is an appealing phone offering near-flagship specs but at an affordable £399 price point. However, the stand-out piece of news about this release is that it will launch with Google Mobile Services. While this is de facto with most Android phones, it is quite unusual considering Huawei were unable to launch the Mate 30 Pro with Google.
The phone was originally announced in August, so it could be that it had its certification prior to the issues with Google at the moment.
The phone itself is impressive, providing you with a HiSilicon Kirin 980 chipset which is the same as the Huawei P30 Pro and Mate 20 Pro. Then 6GB RAM and 12 and 128GB of internal storage.
The main camera uses a 1/2-inch sensor with a 48 megapixel resolution and an f/1.8 autofocus lens. Alongside this at the rear, is a 16MP wide-angle fixed focus lens with an f/2.2 maximum aperture, a 2MP f/2.4 macro lens, and a 2MP f/2.4 time-of-flight camera for assisting with bokeh effects.
The display is a 6.26-inch Full HD+ display with a punch-hole 32-megapixel selfie camera in the top left.
You get a decent-sized 3,750mAh battery that uses a 22.5W fast charger than can do 50% in 24 mins.
It will come with Android Pie (9) out of the box, but an upgrade to Android 10 and EMUI 10 will follow in the future.
This will skip the in-display fingerprint sensor and use a side-mounted one that is also the power button.
The Nova 5T will go on sale in November at a retail price of £399, with availability at EE, Vodafone, O2, Carphone Warehouse, Argos, Amazon, John Lewis and Shops Direct.
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