At an event in Paris today, Huawei announced the launch of the European version of the Huawei nova 5T. Available next month, the nova 5T is the first Huawei phone available in the UK with a hole punch display à la Samsung’s Galaxy S10 series. The device boasts a 6.26-inch LCD display with a 1080p resolution.
Like all Huawei smartphones, the nova 5T is equipped with an array of cameras. Four to be precise. In addition to a pixel-packed primary camera, the nova 5T also boasts an ultra wide-angle lens, a macro sensor, and another module dedicated to applying bokeh effects on its rear.
The ultra wide-angle is certainly one of the most important additions. It allows Huawei fans to cram more into a single shot, meaning you won’t have to awkwardly retreat to snap a picture of a towering skyscraper, for instance.
An AI HDR+ shooting mode takes a number of images in one shot, merging the best parts of each to ensure the quality and sharpness of the final photo is enhanced. In addition, its Super Night Mode uses AI Image Stabilisation (AIS) and intelligent light sensing to allow you take photos day or night with ‘exceptional clarity’.
Walter Ji, President of Huawei Western Europe, Consumer Business Group, said:
“Adding Huawei’s famous AI technology to the Huawei nova 5T makes outstanding smartphone photography accessible to even more people here in Europe. Coupled with its high performance and standout design, the Huawei nova 5T is the perfect companion for a style-conscious generation.”
Although the nova 5T doesn’t have a curvaceous display, 5G support, or super slow-motion video recording, it does come with support for Google apps and services. That’s because although the device is debuting in the UK for the first time, it was already available in a number of Asian regions. Only new Huawei phones debuting globally are impacted by the US’ ongoing trade ban.
So when you unwrap the nova 5T it will come with all the Android apps and services you expect, like the Play Store, Google Maps, Chrome and more pre-installed.
When it comes to performance, Huawei hasn’t held much back. The nova 5T is fitted with the firm’s own Kirin 980 chipset the should keep it ticking along nicely. Accompanying its snappy processor is 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.
Battery life shouldn’t be a problem for the nova 5T either, the phone is fitted with a generous 3,750 cell that should still have juice after a full day of usage. When you do run out of juice, the nova 5T supports 22.5W fast wired charging that Huawei claims can refill the phone from zero to 50 percent in half an hour. The phone can’t be charged wirelessly though.
On paper, the Huawei nova 5T seems like a great mid-ranger.
Huawei nova 5T will go on sale in the UK from November. It will have wide availability through high street stores and UK networks – and is expected to sell SIM-free for £399. It can be found in three colours: Crush Blue, Dark Black, and Midsummer Purple.