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 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 Huawei Nova 8 SE in Nepal.

Huawei Nova 8 SE color

Huawei Nova 8 SE Specifications

Key Specs
Display 6.53  inches
Front Camera 16 MP
Back Camera 64+8+2+2 MP
Chipset MediaTek MT6853 Dimensity 720 5G (7 nm) - standard model MediaTek Dimensity 800U 5G (7 nm) - premium model
Internal Storage 128GB
Battery 3,800 mAh
Price in Nepal Rs. 53,000 (8/128 GB)* Rs. 55,000 (8/128 GB)*
Other Markets About 330 EUR
Dimension 161.1 x 74.8 x 7.5 mm
Weight 178 g
Build Material Glass front
Sim Slot Dual SIM (dual stand by)
Sim Size Nano-SIM
IP Rating & Resistance -
Operating System Android 10, EMUI 10.1, no Google Service
Colors Black, Deep Blue, Blue, Silver
Size 6.53 inches
HDR 10 Yes
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels
Aspect Ratio 20:9
Pixel Density ~403 ppi
Protection -
Front Camera
Setup Single
Lens 16 MP, f/2.0, Wide lens
Flash No
Optical Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Features HDR
Video 1080p
Back Camera
Setup Quad
Lens 64 MP, f/1.9, Wide Lens, PDAF 8 MP, f/2.4, Ultra wide Lens (17 mm) 2 MP, f/2.4, Macro Lens 2 MP, f/2.4, Depth Lens
Flash Yes, LED Flash
Optical Image Stabilization -
Autofocus Yes, PDAF
Features HDR, Panorama
Video 4K, 1080p
Chipset MediaTek MT6853 Dimensity 720 5G (7 nm) - standard model MediaTek Dimensity 800U 5G (7 nm) - premium model
Processor Octa-core (2x2.0 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6x2.0 GHz Cortex-A55) - standard model Octa-core (2x2.4 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6x2.0 GHz Cortex-A55) - premium model
Graphics Mali-G57 MC3
Internal Storage 128 GB
Expandable Storage Yes, Nano Memory
Type -
Audio Jack No
Loudspeaker Yes
Audio Features -
FM Radio No
Network Connectivity
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Wi-Fi Features Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot, Dual-band
Bluetooth 5.1, A2DP, LE
USB Type Type-C 2.0
USB version 2.0
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Placement Under-display
Face Recognition -
Accelerometer Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Proximity Yes
Compass Yes
Barometer No
Capacity 3,800  mAh
Type Non-removable Li-Po
Fast Charging 66W Fast Charging (Cable),
Reverse Charging -

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

On the front, a 16MP selfie shooter with f/2.0 lens resides in water drop 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 the 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 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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