A year after the original, the Huawei Nova 8 SE is finally receiving a 4G edition. We saw it in leaks earlier this week, and now the Nova 8 SE 4G with a new chipset is official. Except for the Kirin 710A SoC, the new 4G variant is identical to the predecessor.
The same 6.7-inch OLED panel with 1080p resolution, a waterdrop notch front camera, and an in-display fingerprint sensor are included. The back design is also the same, with a square-shaped quad camera system.
The Dimensity 720 SoC has been replaced by a lesser Kirin 710A chip, however the memory configuration remains unchanged at 8GB/128GB. There is no expansion slot for a microSD card. Because the phone is being released in China, it comes pre-installed with Harmony OS 2.
The primary camera configuration is similar, with a 64MP primary sensor, an 8MP ultrawide camera, and a pair of 2MP lenses for depth sensing and macro pictures. The selfie camera with the waterdrop notch has a 16MP sensor. The 4G model is no longer capable of recording 4K footage.
The 3,800 mAh battery is fairly little by today’s standards, but it does provide lightning-fast 66W charging. The Huawei Nova 8 SE 4G is now available in China for $330 in Sky Gradient, Silver, Blue, and Black.