First Huawei nova 9 images appear, the phone is rumored to have 5G
Earlier today a Huawei fan account on Weibo reported that the nova 9 series is coming next month. Hours later tipster @WHYLAB dug up one of the phones on the TENAA website, which has started the certification process.
The phone has a model number RTL-AL00 and likely will not launch alone. The two photos that were uploaded show that the device took design cues from the Honor 50 Pro. The pill-shaped camera bump with circle elements is reminiscent of the Huawei P50 series as well.
From what can be seen in the photos, this device (RTL-AL00) has a curved display (so, an OLED) with a dual selfie camera and a quad camera on the rear.
Going back to the Honor 50 Pro, it (along with the vanilla 50) was the first phone to feature the Snapdragon 778G chipset. The Huawei nova 9 series will reportedly use a slightly weaker chipset, though it is not yet clear if it’s a Snapdragon or a Dimensity.
Upcoming Huawei nova 9 model (RTL-AL00), photos by TENAA
Either way, the rumors are that this will be a 5G-enabled phone – a surprise, considering that even the flagship Huawei P50 series settled for 4G (while using two 5G-capable chipsets no less). The new nova models will certainly run HarmonyOS, even older models (as far back as the nova 5i and 4e) are getting switched over to Huawei’s own OS.
The Huawei nova 9 series is still in the early stages of acquiring the necessary certifications, we can expect more details to leak out as the launch nears. The new series should be unveiled in mid-September.