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Huawei nova 12i, nova 12s and nova 12 SE go global

The Huawei nova 12i, nova 12s and nova 12 SE are here. However, there are several catches with the new Huawei phones.
Huawei nova 12i

Huawei has just introduced a new range of mid-range phones for international markets: the nova 12i, nova 12s and nova 12 SE. The first model is completely new. The second, however, is a rebranding of the nova 11 with a fancy blue panel (sold as the nova 12 Lite). The third is literally the nova 11 SE with a new name.

Huawei nova 12i

The Huawei nova 12i has a 6.7-inch LCD display with Full HD+ resolution and 90 Hz refresh rate. The chipset inside is an LTE-only Snapdragon 680 with 8GB of RAM and either 128GB or 256GB of storage. The large circle on the back only houses one functional camera. In addition to the 108 megapixel camera with f/1.9 aperture, there is also a 2 megapixel depth sensor and a single LED flash. On the front you get an 8 megapixel sensor in a punchhole.

The Huawei nova 12i has a 5,000 mAh battery and supports Huawei SuperCharge at 40 watts, which can charge the battery to 62% in just 30 minutes. The sides are flat and the fingerprint scanner is integrated into the power button on the right side below the volume rocker. As a cell phone for the international market, the nova comes with EMUI 14, which is based on Android. The Huawei phone supports Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac. Huawei offers the nova 12i in green and black, and the 40 watt power adapter is also included in the sales packaging.

Huawei nova 12s

The Huawei nova 11 series was launched almost a year ago, and now the basic version of this series goes global under a new name. Back then, the hero color was Bright Green, but since blue is the staple of the nova 12 series, the Huawei nova 12s also comes in this color. The smartphone is less than 7mm thick and has a 60 megapixel front camera. On the back there is a 50-megapixel main camera and an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, supported by a laser focus and a color temperature sensor.

The nova 12s is equipped with a Snapdragon 778G chipset and 8 GB of RAM. The 6.7-inch OLED display comes with Full HD+ resolution and 120 Hz refresh rate and the phone runs EMUI 14.

Huawei nova 12 SE

The situation with the Huawei nova 12 SE is similar to that with the nova 12s. But Huawei didn’t even bother to change the color. The phone has a Snapdragon 680 chip and a 6.67-inch OLED display on the front. There are three cameras on the back, including the 108 megapixel main camera.

The Huawei nova 12 SE was an impressive phone when it launched as the nova 11 SE. With its 5,000 mAh battery with 66 watt charging support, it still cuts a fine figure today. The global variant comes with 8GB of RAM and either 128GB or 256GB of storage. And – once again – with EMUI 14 instead of HarmonyOS.

Pricing and availability will be announced separately for each market where the trio will be available.

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