Huawei introduces the Nova 5T with Kirin 980 and four rear cameras: the great rival of the Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro?

by Kelvin
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Huawei continues its round of launches for the remainder of 2019 and today has unveiled the new Huawei Nova 5T. It has been at an event in Malaysia, so the terminal It will arrive in the first instance to the countries of Southeast Asia. However we were surprised by the power of the terminal, which integrates the Kirin 980 and mounts a quad rear camera configuration. Will it be the main rival of the Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro?


Huawei's Nova range always aims to compete in a mid-range range in which advanced technical specifications are offered at a more restrained price. The Nova 5T was not going to be an exception and surely it would be a more than desirable option in our market in case Huawei decides to market it in Europe. The terminal sports a screen FullHD + with 6.26 inch curved glass and its design, in several colors, shows the classic effect of colors depending on how the light affects its housing. The overall design and layout of the cameras reminds of the Honor 20, one of the latest devices launched by the Huawei sub-brand.

Huawei Nova 5T purple

Technical characteristics

Huawei Nova 5T
screen6.26 inches FullHD + (2340 × 1080 pixels) FullView
Size and weight154 x 73.9 x 7.87 mm / 174 grams
ProcessorKirin 980
Storage128 GB
CameraRear: Quad 48MP f / 1.8 aperture + 16MP Ultra Wide Angle f / 2.2 + 2MP (macro) f / 2.4 + 2MP (depth) f / 2.4
Front: 32MP f / 2.0 aperture
Connectivity 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz / 5GHz) Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C,
YOUAndroid One 9 Pie with EMUI 9.1.1
Drums3,700 mAh with 2.5W fast charge
PriceFrom 340 euros approx.

Huawei Nova 5T

Guaranteed power

The Huawei Nova 5T does not come lame in technical specifications, since it mounts the Kirin 980, Huawei's most powerful processor to date, while we wait for the arrival of the Kirin 990 in the new Mate 30 series. That is, the Nova 5T has all the power of this processor, in addition to all the AI ​​capabilities of the Huawei and Honor's most powerful high-end, thanks to its double NPU. In addition, this chip is accompanied by 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB Internal memory

Huawei Nova 5T

Five cameras

In the cameras section we find a configuration with four rear sensors in the style of the Huawei P30 Pro. That is, we have a main sensor of 48 megapixels, an ultra wide angle sensor of 16 megapixels, another of 2 megapixels for macro photos and a last sensor of 2 megapixels to play with depth of field. In the part front we found a 32 megapixel sensor which is housed inside a small hole in its terminal screen.

Huawei Nova 5T colors lying down

Prices and date of sale

The Huawei Nova 5T has a fingerprint scanner housed on one side and a 3,500 mAh battery compatible with the fast charging Huawei SuperCharge 22.5 W. This means that your battery can charge up to 50% in just 30 minutes. It arrives with EMUI 9.1 based on Android 9 Pie and will do it in colors blue, purple and black. Huawei has confirmed that its price is about 340 euros to the change and that will go on sale from September 7 in Southeast Asian countries such as Malaysia or Singapore. For now we do not know if the terminal will land in our market.

Rival of the Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro?

Taking into account what the Huawei Nova 9T offers, we could face an opponent of the Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro or the Redmi K20 Pro in other markets. However, a launch of the Nova 9T in our market could conflict with the Honor 20, which is currently sold by 499 euros, 100 euros more than el Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro. We do not have much hope that the terminal lands in our market, but we will be very attentive to any movement of Huawei in this regard.

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