Huawei has launched the first Nova 8 series smartphone – Nova 8 SE in China. It is the successor to the Nova 7 SE launched back in April. The Nova 8 SE is available in two editions – one is Standard whereas another is High Edition. The main difference between them is the chipset used and support for the 5G network. The high edition supports 5G on both SIMs whereas the Standard Edition supports the next-gen network only on the primary SIM. Despite that, both editions carry the same set of specs. Let’ dive into the specs, features, expected price, and availability of the Huawei Nova 8 SE in Nepal.

Huawei Nova 8 SE color

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Huawei Nova 8 SE Overview

Display and Design

The handset measures 6.53” diagonally. The display is OLED and comes with a waterdrop notch for the selfie camera. It encompasses 1080 x 2400 pixels resolution and has a 20:9 aspect ratio.  Likewise, the panel is HDR 10 certified and features a fingerprint scanner underneath for biometric authentication.

Huawei Nova 8 SE design

Design-wise, the handset largely resembles the new iPhone 12 as it brings flat frames and a squircle camera island on the back. Nova 8 SE is super slim with just 7.46mm thickness and weighs 178gm.


Nova 8 SE camera

In terms of optics, the camera island flaunts four cameras with a LED flash. It is highlighted with a 64MP primary sensor with an f/1.9 lens. The second camera is an 8MP ultra-wide sensor with an f/2.4 lens. Keeping the company are two 2MP sensors one for macro shots and the other for depth data. The setup boasts 10x digital zoom and 4K video recording.

On the front, a 16MP selfie shooter with an f/2.0 lens resides in a waterdrop notch.

Performance and Memory

The only difference between the Nova 8 SE standard and high edition lies here. The Standard edition is powered by the octa-core Dimensity 800U SoC whereas the High Edition comes with an octa-core Dimensity 800U SoC. Both the variants come with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage.

The cellphone uses graphene for heat dissipation which lets your mobile phone stay cool and cool in the hearty game.

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Battery and Miscellaneous

Nova 8 SE 66W charging

The Nova 8 SE is backed by a 3,800mAh battery which is smaller than the current industry standards. However, it supports 66W fast charging which the company says can charge 0-60% in just 15minutes and 100% in another 20 minutes.

Connectivity options include 5G, 4G, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS/A-GPS, and a USB Type-C for charging.

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Huawei Nova 8 SE Specifications

Body161.1 x 74.8 x 7.5 mm, 178 g
Display6.53 inches, OLED panel
Resolution1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio
Refresh Rate
Glass Protection
ProcessorMediaTek MT6853 Dimensity 720 5G (7 nm) – standard model
MediaTek Dimensity 800U 5G (7 nm) – premium model
CPUOcta-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55) – standard model
Octa-core (2×2.4 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55) – premium model
GPUMali-G57 MC3
Storage128 GB
OSAndroid 10, EMUI 10.1, no Google Service
Rear CameraQuad Cameras
Primary: 64 MP, f/1.9, Wide Lens, PDAF 
Ultrawide: 8 MP, f/2.4, 17 mm 
Macro: 2 MP, f/2.4
Depth: 2 MP, f/2.4
Front Camera16 MP, f/2.0, Wide lens
Video ResolutionRear: [email protected][email protected]/60/fps
Front: [email protected]
AudioLoud speakers
SecurityFingerprint (in-display, optical), Software-based face-unlock
Connectivity5G, 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.1, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, Type-C 2.0 port
Battery3800 mAh
Charging66W Fast charging
Huawei Nova 8 SE Price in NepalTBA

Huawei Nova 8 SE Price and Availability in Nepal

The handset will go on sale from November 11. The Standard Edition is priced at CNY 2,599 and the High Edition will cost you CNY 2,699. We expect the price of Nova 8 SE to start from Rs 53,000 if it launches in Nepal.

Huawei SmartphonePrice in Nepal (Expected)Price in China
Huawei Nova 8 SE – Standard Edition~ Rs. 53,000CNY 2,599
Huawei Nova 8 SE – High Edition~ Rs. 55,000CNY 2,699



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