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Huawei unveils its Nova and Nova Plus mid-range smartphones

After releasing a teaser about its newest smartphone that dares to 'defy expectations', Huawei took the wraps off its latest mid-range handsets, the Huawei Nova and Nova Plus.

The Huawei Nova | via Huawei

Unveiled at the IFA 2016 event in Berlin, The Huawei Nova series is "designed to support consumers’ fast-paced lifestyles and express their unique personalities, whether that means capturing the perfect selfie or taking thousands of shots on a single charge." Moreover, the company boasts the series' 'camera advances' for more vivid photography, mentioning its handsets Huawei P9 and Mate 8.

The Huawei Nova has a 5-inch FHD screen, while the Nova Plus has a slightly larger 5.5-inch FHD display. The devices both have a curved sandblasted metallic back, which provides an easy grip for owners. Under the hood, the Nova series is powered by a Snapdragon 625 processor, together with 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal storage. Lastly, they have USB-C connectivity, and a 3D fingerprint sensor.

The Huawei Nova Plus | via Huawei

As for the camera, the Huawei Nova and Nova Plus both sport 8-megapixel front shooters, for taking the perfect selfie. However, the two devices differ when it comes to the main camera. The Nova has a 12-megapixel camera with 1.25μm 'larger pixel', sporting a wide aperture lens, which helps users take better photos in low light conditions. On the other hand, the Nova Plus has a 16-megapixel shooter, boasting a 'super-fast' autofocus for a better photography experience. Both cameras are capable of 4K shooting.

Huawei provides photography apps like Beauty Makeup 2.0 and Beautiful Skin 3.0, which aims to help users create more flattering images by applying cosmetic effects and skin smoothing.

The Nova is powered by a 3020 mAh with 'Smart Power 4.0,' which Huawei claims can bring longer power for the owners of the device. Meanwhile, its bigger brother Nova Plus has a larger 3340mAh battery life. Both devices run on Android Marshmallow, which is topped by Huawei's custom Android skin Emotion UI. They will come in Prestige Gold, Mystic Silver and Titanium Grey colors.

The Huawei Nova and Nova Plus will set users back €399 ($446) and €429 ($479). The devices will be available starting October in 50 regions and countries around the world, including Germany, Austria, France, Spain, Italy, and Canada.

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