Huawei Nova 12 series of phones officially presented, again without information about the chipset
December 27, 2023

Huawei Nova 12 series of phones officially presented, again without information about the chipset

At its event in China, among other things, the Huawei company officially presented four new devices, with which the Huawei Nova 12 series of phones saw the light of day. It consists of Huawei Nova 12, Huawei Nova 12 Lite, Huawei Nova 12 Pro and the best model of the Huawei Nova 12 Ultra phone series.

The Huawei Nova 12 series brings variable aperture on the camera system as well as the possibility of satellite connection. However, just like in the case of the recent launch of the Huawei Nova 11 SE phone, the company has decided to completely omit information about the chipset that powers the new phones. The public, however, expects it to be either the Kirin 9000s or potentially the new Kirin 8000 processor, but despite the official launch, that remains a mystery for now.

The two best models, the Pro and Ultra versions have a lot of similarities, at least what we can see according to the specifications, and below, see what the differences are between these two devices and what they actually offer.

Huawei Nova 12 series – Ultra and Pro models

The top model Huawei Nova 12 Ultra has a 6.76-inch LTPO OLED screen with a resolution of 2776x1224p and a refresh rate of 1 to 120 Hz. It supports the so-called 1B color spectrum (a device that can display over a billion colors), which also includes a wide range of P3 colors. The screen is also protected by Kunlun glass and has a pill-shaped cutout for the two front-facing cameras: a 60MP ultra-wide with autofocus, as well as a dedicated 8MP unit that offers 2x optical zoom for portrait photography purposes.

On the back, this model is covered with imitation leather and has a 3D relief with Huawei and Nova markings. The rear camera system is housed in an elliptical housing along with an LED flash and a laser focus sensor. There are two cameras – a primary one with 50 MP and an ultra-wide with 8 MP. The main camera received a variable aperture from f/1.4 to f/4.0 with RYYB color filter (red, yellow, yellow, blue), while the ultra-wide offers a field of view (FOV) of 112˚.

On the software side, it is supported by HarmonyOS 4 and the phone is available in options of up to one terabyte of internal memory, while the chipset and RAM information are completely omitted from the official Huawei website.

This phone supports satellite calling and messaging via the two-way Beidou satellite system, and is powered by a 4600mAh battery that charges via a USB-C port at 100W. Other specifications of this device include an in-display fingerprint scanner, Dual-band GPS, NFC and stereo speakers.

On the other hand, there is the Huawei Nova 12 Pro model, which is very similar to the best model, but is available in one more color, is heavier (201 grams compared to 198) and does not have a leatherette back. This model also has slightly smaller internal memory options with 256 or 512 GB, so no 1 TB option.

The cameras, battery and screen specifications are the same, so the difference between these devices really isn't that big. The Ultra model in China costs from 4699 Chinese yuan (about 600 euros) to 5499 yuan (about 700 euros), depending on the choice of configuration. When it comes to the Pro model, it costs between 3999 and 4399 Chinese yuan, or between 500 and 560 euros when the currency is converted. However, if and when these phones are available in Serbia, it is certain that their price will increase due to costs such as transportation.