Huawei unveiled the nova 8 and nova 8 Pro back in December of last year, but it looks like it doesn’t want to wait that long for the nova 9 series. According to a new rumor out of China, these phones will be made official at some point in mid-September, having given the nova 8 family just about nine months on the market.
The nova 9 devices are said to sport a nicer overall design as well as better colors than the Honor 50 series. However, compared to the Honor 50, the nova 9 won’t have as good a processor inside. For reference, the Honor 50 has the Snapdragon 778G SoC at the helm, while the nova 8 and 8 Pro both went with the Kirin 985.
Huawei nova 8 Pro
It’s unclear which chipset the nova 9 family will employ, but don’t expect a lot from its performance, at least compared to Honor’s latest. The nova 9 will have 5G, though, for what it’s worth.
Regarding design, a previous rumor mentioned that the nova 9 would be a blend of what you’ve seen in the P50 series, nova 8, and the Mate 50 that probably isn’t getting released anymore because of all the US sanctions.