Huawei Nova 5 Specifications Leaked Before Official Launch
World’s second largest smartphone OEM Huawei launched the latest smartphone in its mid-range Nova series back in December last year. Dubbed the Nova 4, it was also the company’s first device with a punch hole display. Now, fresh leaks claim the handset is due for an upgrade as its successor, allegedly called the Huawei Nova 5 is in the works. Specifications of the smartphone were leaked by a gadget tipster on microblogging website Twitter. The leaker claims the device has been codenamed Seattle and will release soon.
Huawei Nova 5
The upcoming smartphone from Huawei, the Nova 5 will be its mid-range offering. Leaks claim it will have a design which will be a hybrid of the soon to be launched Honor 20 series and the Huawei P30 lineup. This insinuates it will have an all-glass design on the front and back with a colourful gradient pattern on the rear of the device. It will have a 6.39 inch OLED display with an FHD+ resolution; and will use a hole punch cutout to house the front-facing camera in a bid to maximise the screen real estate. For biometric security and rapidly unlocking the smartphone, an in display fingerprint scanner with support for face unlock technology is expected.
The leak further asserts the Huawei Nova 5 will be powered by a 3500 mAh battery with support for 40W fast wired charging. In terms of optics, the smartphone will have a triple camera setup, comprised of a 48MP primary sensor; a secondary 12 MP ultra wide angle sensor and a third Time of Flight (ToF) camera; to capture the depth and assisting in background blur. Unfortunately, the leak does not mention the chipset used in the smartphone, but as the predecessor featured the Kirin 970 SoC; the Nova 5 may run on the flagship grade 7nm Kirin 980 mobile processor also seen on the Huawei P30 Pro.
Alongside the leak on Twitter, a silicone case reported to be of the Huawei Nova 5 has been leaked on Slashleaks. This affirms to the aforementioned details about the device. While it is not known when the Chinese OEM will launch the smartphone, the increasing number of leaks suggests it may see the light of the day soon.