The company yesterday unveiled some new products but at the top of the pack is the Nova 5 series comprising the Nova 5, Nova 5 Pro and Nova 5i. The Nova 5 Pro is the star of the series which had the flagship Kirin 980 chipset onboard. Here’s a look at the Huawei Nova 5 Pro Unboxing as captured by Chinese tech blog MyDrivers.
The front design of the Nova 5 Pro uses the waterdrop notch design on a 6.39-inch OLED screen. The display has a full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. Huawei Nova series is traditionally a mid-range series but this is definitely an upper mid-range phone that can even be confused for a flagship considering the design and hardware.
The bezels at the top are ultra-thin, thanks to the water drop design. The sides also have minimal bezels and even the chin holds an extremely reduced bezel. The display supports DC dimming, DCI-P3 and has the German TUV certification.
The Nova 5 Pro uses an optical in-screen fingerprint scanner so a physical fingerprint button is conspicuously missing at the rear. Also, the device packs a quad rear camera setup with three of the sensors stacked at the top left with an LED flash on a single module and a fourth sensor standing along by the side of the third sensor. The camera bump isn’t too big which is a good thing.
In addition, the gradient finish on the rear panel is difficult to miss as it adds extra aesthetics to the phone design. The Nova 5 Pro has the power button and volume rockers at the top right side of the display but surprisingly, the SIM card module is moved to the top edge of the phone. Sadly, there is no 3.5mm audio jack. However, it uses a USB-C port which delivers fast charging to its 3500mAh battery.The device ships with a 40W fast charging adapter.
As stated, the Nova 5 Pro is powered by the Kirin 980 flagship chipset found in the Huawei P30 series and Mate 20 series. It is available in 8GB+128GB and 8GB+256GB memory variants with no room for expansion. The premium device starts at 2,999 Yuan (~$436) for the 8GB+128GB version while the 8 GB RAM + 256 GB version costs 3,399 Yuan (~$494). Find more pictures of the Nova 5 Pro below.