Huawei’s ever-so-popular Nova lineup gets two new members — the Nova 9 and Nova 9 Pro. The duo offers OLED panels, 50MP quad-cameras, and harnesses the power of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 778G chipset, though both devices are deprived of 5G connectivity.
Out of two, the Pro model has a larger screen, dual 32MP selfie cameras, VC graphene cooling, and an insane 100W fast charging via USB-C. Besides that, pretty much every spec is similar between the two, including the design. Both phones also come with Huawei’s own and latest HarmonyOS 2.
The vanilla Nova 9 has a 6.57-inch OLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate and FHD+ resolution, whereas the Pro gets a slightly large 6.72-inch panel. The normal model has just one 32MP selfie camera placed in the punch hole cutout. Meanwhile, the Pro variant has a secondary 32MP selfie camera that works as an ultrawide module allowing you to fit more subjects in the shots. The pair, though, have an under-display fingerprint scanner for biometric security.
Put aside the selfie camera and you get a similar 50MP RYYB main sensor accompanied by 8MP ultrawide and two 2MP sensors for macro and depth shots on both Nova 9s.
On the battery front, both phones differ in some way and another. The standard Nova 9 has a larger 4,300mAh battery with a 66W charging while the Pro downgrades the battery to 4,000mAh but upgrades the charging speed to 100W. Huawei says that the Pro model can go from 0 to 100% in just 20 minutes.
Talking about the price, the Huawei Nova 9 starts at CNY 2,699 (around NPR 50,000 in Nepal) for the 8GB RAM and 128GB model, while the 8GB/256GB variant goes for CNY 2,999 (~NPR 55,000 in Nepal).
On the other hand, the base variant of Nova 9 Pro has a price tag of CNY 3,499 (around NPR 64,000 in Nepal), whereas the 8GB/256GB trim costs CNY 3,899 (~NPR 71,000 in Nepal).