Huawei today announced the availability of the Nova 5T, marketed as a gaming phone at the Esports Festival Asia (EFA) stage at Suntec Singapore in conjunction with the Comex trade show.
With a striking multi-layered 3D effect under the all-glass build, the Huawei Nova 5T is available in Black, Crush Blue and Midsummer Purple designs. The 174g Nova 5T is compact with a 7.87mm profile.
Marketed as a “junior flagship” smartphone, Huawei has picked the Nova 5T to contend the unchallenged “middle ground” between mid-tier and flagship smartphone offerings.
A quad-camera set-up can also be found on the device, which Huawei claims to deliver flagship performance. A 48-megapixel main camera is augmented with a 16-megapixel f/2.2 13mm-equivalent ultra-wide shooter. Two more 2-megapixel cameras for macro shooting and for depth sensing complete the array.
A 6.26-inch LCD touch screen (1080x2340p) makes up most of the front, with a hole-punch cutout to accommodate a single 32-megapixel selfie camera. The fingerprint scanner has been moved to the side of the phone.
The phone has a 3750mAh battery with TUV-certified 22.5W fast charging. It will be available in a 8GB RAM and 128GB ROM configuration.
Its gaming pedigree really lies in its specifications. Powering it is Huawei’s flagship HiSilicon Kirin 980 7nm process chipset, which is an octa-core affair designed to optimise AI. For graphics, the phone sports a Mali-G76 MP10 ten-core GPU, with Huawei’s GPU Turbo 3.0 further enhancing performance across 25 gaming titles.
The Huawei Nova 5T will run Android 9.0 Pie out of the box with EMUI 9.1.
Pre-orders open from 6th September to 12 September 2019, with the phone coming in at SGD 598.