The Huawei Nova 9 arrives in France … and in 4G


Huawei is about to breathe new life into its mid-range smartphone catalog with the Nova 9 range. Two devices that do not lack assets, but which share a common shortcoming.

Huawei Nova 9

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How the pricing table works

Huawei has just presented the new smartphones in its Nova range, made up of the Nova 9 and the Nova 9 Pro. Two rather satisfactory mid-range devices, which work under Harmony OS 2. As its name suggests, the Pro version has a slightly more advanced technical sheet.

The latter has a 6.72-inch Oled screen compatible with HDR10, and offers a non-adaptive refresh rate of 120 Hz. The panel displays 1236 x 2676 pixels and has a 19.5: 9 format. Under the hood of the smartphone, we find a Snapdragon 778 4G, Coupled with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB or 256 GB of storage. The firm having difficulty obtaining 5G modems, in particular because of American sanctions, it chooses to offer devices limited to 4G. A choice that is therefore likely to weigh in the decision of some customers. This is all the more unfortunate since the rest of the aspects related to connectivity are future-oriented. The Nova 9 Pro is compatible with wifi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, an NFC chip, and offers a fingerprint reader under the screen.

The Huawei Nova 9. © Huawei

The Huawei Nova 9. © Huawei

On the back, there is a quadruple photo sensor consisting of a 50 Mpx wide-angle lens whose lens opens at f / 1.9, an 8 Mpx ultra wide-angle (f / 2.2), d ‘a depth sensor and a macro module of 2 Mpx each. At the front, there is the presence of a dual sensor of 32 Mpx, a wide-angle and an ultra-wide-angle whose lenses open respectively at f / 2.0 and f / 2.4.

The quadruple photo sensor of the Nova 9 and Nova 9 Pro.  ©Huawei

The quadruple photo sensor of the Nova 9 and Nova 9 Pro. ©Huawei

Autonomy is ensured by a 4000 mAh battery compatible with 100 W fast charging. According to the Chinese firm, it only takes 20 minutes for a full recharge. This is what Xiaomi promises with the 11T Pro and its Hyper Charge technology.

A well-endowed standard version

The basic version maintains a very similar technical sheet. On a 6.57-inch OLED panel in FHD + definition (1080 x 2340 px), also refreshed at 120 Hz. The SoC is the same, as is the amount of RAM and storage. The deposited connectors are just as rich. Same observation for the photo configuration. It is distinguished only by the presence of a single sensor of 32 Mpx (f / 2.0) at the front.

The Huawei Nova only offers fast charging at 66 W. On the other hand, it is equipped with a 4300 mAh battery. The differences between these two models are therefore quite slight.

The Huawei Nova 9 and the Nova 9 Pro.  ©Huawei

The Huawei Nova 9 and the Nova 9 Pro. ©Huawei

Their prices start from 2699 yuan, or about 355 € (excluding taxes) for the Nova 9, and 3499 yuan, or about 460 € for the Pro version. They are scheduled for release in China on September 29, and their availability in Europe is yet to be confirmed.

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