Huawei Nova 8 SE Announced: 66W Fast Charging, OLED Screen, and 64MP Quad-camera

Faisal Rasool

Huawei Nova 8 SE first leaked last month, even before the Huawei Y7a launch in Pakistan. The rumor mill gave us the entire specification sheet and previews of the phone. Based on these sources, the upcoming sub-flagship borrows the 66W fast charging from the new Mate 40 Pro. Today, Huawei announced the phone on Weibo (a Chinese social media platform), confirming the rumors.

Huawei Nova 8 SE is launching in China on November 5, where it’ll be available for pre-ordering. Aside from the release date, the promotional poster reveals three highlighting features of the phone — fast charging, screen, and camera. 

Huawei is porting their highest-end 66W fast charging over to the budget edition of this premium mid-range lineup — weeks after it made its debut with the Mate 40 Pro. It charges faster than the standard Mate 40 that’s powered over 40W. It makes for a high performance-to-price ratio since Nova 8 SE’s only competition is the Realme 7 Pro and the Oppo Reno4 series — both of which offer 65W charging.

The Huawei Nova 8 SE back has a squared-off camera housing in the corner. Four lenses are arranged inside it in a matrix fashion. It’s available in four finishes: a solid blue or purple with a sunburst design and a plain holographic aesthetic in white or black. The edges are flat like the new iPhone 12 series. It weighs 178g and is 7.48mm thick and is expected to bear at an affordable Huawei mobile price tag.

Nova 8 SE's standard camera is 64MP, and the other three allegedly featured an 8MP ultra-wide and a pair of 2MP depth sensors. On the front, the 6.53” OLED display has a notch and an in-display fingerprint scanner. The refresh rate and touch sampling are a mystery right now, but a full HD+ resolution is a given.

The same goes for the processor, but if the leaks are to be believed, the Huawei Nova 8 SE comes in two chipset variants — a low-end edition with MediaTek Dimensity 720 and a higher-end version with Dimensity 800U. The pricing details aren’t confirmed yet.


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