As we expected, Huawei today officially introduced its new flagship smartphone Nova 4 for young people, as it is characterized by the creators. True, if the predecessor was really built on the flagship Kirin 970 platform at that time, the successor received the same Kirin 970, although Huawei has been using the 7-nanometer single-chip Kirin 980 platform for several months already. any tasks, including for processing images from a 48MP camera.
But let’s start the review of the model from the front camera – they paid a lot of attention to the presentation. The front camera of the smartphone is hidden in the round cut-out of the screen on the left. Huawei claims to have used “the smallest module in the industry” – its size is only 3.05 mm.
Well, compared to the size and position of the camera in a direct competitor – Samsung Galaxy A8s – and a whole investigation was carried out. Which showed that the diameter of the front camera of the Nova 4 is much smaller than that of the Galaxy A8s (4.5 mm vs. 6.5 mm) – that is, the camera eats less usable screen area.
Moreover, it is more shifted into a corner, which, again, should be less annoying or distracting to the user. For example, in games. The resolution of the front camera image sensor is 25MP.
Now about the main camera of the model. As expected, the developers have provided two of its version. The first assumes the presence of sensors with a resolution of 20MP, 16MP, and 2MP, but in the second main module is represented by a Sony IMX586 sensor with a resolution of 48MP.
We already know the characteristics of the Sony IMX586, they were repeated at the presentation, pointing out separately the optical format (1/2 inch) and the pixel size of 0.8 microns.
The main matrix is connected to the high-aperture lens with an F / 1.8 aperture. The aperture of the lens 16MP module – F / 2.2 with 2MP – F / 2.4. Artificial intelligence technologies are used in both cameras of the smartphone.
Huawei Nova 4 received a 6.4-inch screen with a resolution of 2310 x 1080 pixels – it occupies 91.8% of the front panel area. The front speaker is placed in a narrow strip with a thickness of only 0.85 mm in the upper frame. Moreover, the indicator of the missed events is integrated into the same strip on the left, and the proximity sensor is located at the upper edge of the model case.
Huawei Nova 4 hardware platform, as mentioned above, is a 10-nanometer Kirin 970, used in most other smartphones of the company. The amount of RAM was 8GB, flash memory – 128GB. The model supports GPU Turbo technology. The OS used is Android 9.0 with the EMUI 9.0.1 interface add-in.
The interesting thing is: Huawei Nova 4 was the first smartphone, the cost of which depends solely on the configuration of the camera, but not the memory. The version with a 48MP camera is priced at 3399 yuan (about $495), and the cost of the basic version was 3099 yuan (equal to $450).
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