Huawei Nova 3i and Nova 3 with James Reid, Spotted on Promo Material

If we were to believe this paper bag design that was snapped and posted by Twitter user @pebblesbumbum yesterday - June 11, 2018, then I guess we can say that Chinese tech company Huawei is just about ready to unveil two new Android smartphone models in our country.

Huawei Nova 3i, Huawei Nova 3, James Reid for Huawei

The promotional material shows Kapamilya actor and Huawei Celebrity Endorser James Reid holding a yet-to-be released Android handset with two cameras at the back as well as a gleaming back plate with an Aurora-Blue-like shade similar to that of Huawei P20 Pro.

Reading the printed text, it's clear that this upcoming smartphone can either be the Huawei Nova 3 - that has just been officially announced in China - or the Huawei Nova 3i, which is obviously the follow-up to the rather successful Huawei Nova 2i midrange Android smartphone from 2017.

Huawei Nova 3 features a 6.3-inch FullHD+ 1080 x 2340 IPS display with rounded corners and tall 19.5:9 aspect ratio, Dual Rear Camera made up of a 16 MegaPixel f/1.8 main shooter plus a 24 MP f/1.8 Black and White cam, 24 MP + 2 MP Dual Front Cam with Depth Sensor, AI Imaging Software, Kirin 970 processor, 6GB of RAM, either 64GB or 128GB of internal storage, Fingerprint Scanner, Facial Recognition, and a non-removable 3,750 mAh Li-Ion battery pack.

At this point, the specs of Huawei Nova 3i remain to be a mystery. However, there's a good probability that they are going to be largely the same as that of Nova 3. Heck, I think there's even a chance that only Huawei Nova 3i will be formally launched in our country -- but that's just my hunch. After all, Huawei is known for simply adding the i-suffix to existing smartphone models when they get released in countries other than China. Anyway, I could be wrong.

As of writing, Huawei Mobile Philippines hasn't released any official information about either of the above-mentioned handsets. Even in China, the suggested retail price of Huawei Nova 3 has yet to be disclosed. At this point, I'm just hoping that Huawei Nova 3i would be priced more or less the same as the Nova 2i from last year or around PHP 15,000. Wishful thinking, I know. However, considering the caliber of Huawei's competitors in the Philippines - which now includes its sub-brand Honor, I believe the company would do well to make its midrange offerings more accessible to consumers through aggressive pricing.

That's it for now. Kindly stay tuned for updates. I have a feeling they'll arrive in rapid succession within the next few days.

Story Source and Photo Credit: PebblesBumBum

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