Huawei launched the nova 11 series alongside the MateBook D14 and D16 notebooks at a major event in China today. This includes three models for the first time – the nova 11, the 11 Pro and the 11 Ultra, all with a distinctive green colourway. The trio share Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 778G chipset but are limited to LTE cellular connections.
Huawei nova 11 Pro and Ultra
The only difference between the Huawei nova 11 Pro and the Ultra is that the latter supports two-way satellite messaging via the Beidou satellite network. What they both have in common, however, is a 6.78-inch 10-bit AMOLED display with a 120 Hz refresh rate and a 300 Hz touch sampling rate. The resolution is 2,652 x 1,200 pixels, and some versions have Kunlun glass protection with slightly curved edges. In the top left corner is a pill-shaped hole for the dual selfie cameras.
The front setup consists of a 60-megapixel wide camera with a 100-degree angle of view and an 8-megapixel camera with 2x optical zoom for portraits. On the back of the Huawei nova 11 Pro and Ultra are three more cameras, led by a 50-megapixel wide cam with a variable aperture from f/1.4 to f/4.0, a RYYB sensor and laser autofocus. There’s also an 8-megapixel ultrawide camera and a ten-channel color temperature sensor.
The Huawei nova 11 Pro and Ultra have 4,500 mAh batteries with 100 watt charging, with the matching charger being part of the scope of delivery. Other features include HarmonyOS 3.0 as the operating system and a vegan leather back on the green and black versions. The white and gold variants have glass backs. The nova 11 Pro can be configured with 256 and 512 GB of memory, while the nova 11 Ultra is only available with 512 GB.
Prices for the nova 11 Pro start at 3,499 CNY (€465/$510) but without the Kunlun glass. The additional protection costs 200 CNY (€27/$30) more. Double memory costs 3,999 CNY (€532/$582) but without the Kunlun glass. The nova 11 Ultra costs 4,499 CNY (€598/$655) including Kunlun glass and satellite communications.
Huawei nova 11
The Huawei nova 11 retains the 10-bit AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, but has a slightly smaller 6.7-inch diagonal and is completely flat. On the back is the same 50 + 8 megapixel camera duo, as well as the color temperature sensor. There is no zoom selfie camera on the front, leaving the 60 megapixel selfie camera with 100 degree FoV and 4K video recording.
The battery capacity is also 4,500 mAh, but charging is limited to 66 watts. Other connectivity options include Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2 with BLE, while the user interface stays at HarmonyOS 3.0. Colors are green, black, white, and gold again, though the base model has a plastic back.
Pricing is CNY2,499 (€332/$363) for the 128GB variant and CNY2,799 (€372/$410) for the 256GB variant. Kunlun glass costs CNY200 (€27/$30) extra but is only available for the larger version. 512GB of storage and Kunlun glass comes only in green or black for CNY3,399 (€452/$495). All new Huawei phones can already be pre-ordered in China. The first sale is scheduled for next Wednesday, April 26 at exactly 10:08 am local time.