HomePhonesHuawei PhonesHuawei Nova 3 is Official with Facial Recognition and Kirin 970 SoC

Huawei Nova 3 is Official with Facial Recognition and Kirin 970 SoC

Huawei Nova 3 has been launched by the Chinese OEM - Huawei to present more savour for smartphone lovers. Click to find out more about this phone.

Huawei Nova 3 has been launched by the Chinese OEM – Huawei to present more savour for smartphone lovers. This flagship smartphone joins the Huawei Nova series that boasts of Huawei Nova 2s and Huawei Nova 2.

Last month, we reported that this phone’s specs got leaked showing that it will run on Kirin 970 SoC. The good news is, this smartphone comes with this flagship chipset as well as Android Oreo OS and dual cameras at its front & rear.

Let’s see the true nature of this device as we step further.

Huawei Nova 3 Quick Review – Everything You Need to Know

The Huawei Nova 3 arrives in a classy manner that takes inspiration from the iconic iPhone X. At the top of the device, the top notch bears the two cameras, infrared facial tech and a couple of other sensors. Its aluminium frame is covered with glass at the front and the back. Even more, the rear region is highlighted by dual cameras, LED flash and fingerprint sensor.

On the display front, a 19.5:9 aspect ratio delivers the much needed arena for the 6.3-inch IPS screen to show forth multimedia superfluously. This display’s crispness is handled by 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution and 409PPI pixel density.

Where the commands on this device is made is from the Kirin 970 AI chipset. It’s composed of an octa-core 2.4GHz Cortex-A73 CPU and Mali-G72 GPU. Huawei’s Emotion UI 8.2 alongside the Android 8.1 Oreo OS coordinates the software functions on the device.

You can setup facial recognition as a means of security on the device due to the presence of the Infrared Facial ID. Also, a dual 24MP + 2MP camera setup is found at the front for capturing selfies. Images are taken at the back through the 16MP + 24MP shooters and LED flash.

The powerhouse of this device is a non-removable Li-Po 3,750mAh battery with Fast Charging technology. Multitasking actions are well relayed by the 6GB RAM while an internal storage of 64GB or 128GB can be used to store files.

Huawei Nova 3 Key Specs

Here are the Huawei Nova 3 key specifications…

Display 6.3-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1080 X 2340 pixels
OS Android 8.1 Oreo OS
Processor Octa-core 2.4GHz Kirin Processor
Storage 64GB / 128GB ROM + 6GB RAM
Camera 24MP + 16MP Rear/24MP + 2MP Front (With LED light)
Battery 3,750mAh
Price N180,000 – N200,000

Huawei Nova 3 Photos

Huawei Nova 3 Huawei Nova 3

Huawei Nova 3 Price and Availability

The Huawei Nova 3 launched August 2018, it is available in colors Black, Blue, Purple, Gold. You can order the phone from any of the online shopping markets using the links below. Huawei Nova 3 retails at $450 (₦180,000 – ₦200,000 in Nigeria). (CLICK TO BUY HUAWEI NOVA 3).

Huawei Nova 3 Full Specifications and Features

General Features

  • Platform: EMUI 8.2 (Android 8.1 Oreo)
  • Processor: Octa-core 4 x 2.4 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4 x 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 (Hisilicon Kirin 970)
  • GPU: Mali-G72 MP12
  • Memory: 6GB
  • Colours: Black, Blue, Purple, Gold
  • Dimension: 157 x 73.7 x 7.3 mm
  • Weight: 166g
  • SIM Type: Nano sim
  • SIM Count: Hybrid Dual sim


  • Display: 6.3-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1080 X 2340 pixels (409 ppi)
  • Screen Protection:


  • Rear Camera: 16MP + 24MP, 2160p@30fps, 1080p, 720p@960fps Video
  • Rear Camera Features: Phase detection and laser autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
  • Front Camera: 24MP camera, 1080p@30fps


  • Built-in Storage: 64GB / 128GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 256GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: –

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X: –
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE: Yes

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes
  • CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direc
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, v4.2 with A2DP, LE, EDR, aptX HD
  • NFC: –
  • Infrared Blaster: –
  • USB Port: 2.0, USB Type-C 1.0


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: –


  • Music Player: MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV/Flac player
  • Video Player: XviD/MP4/H.264/WMV player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: –


  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: –
  • SpO2: –
  • Pedometer: –
  • Heart Rate Monitor: –
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, (rear)
  • Iris Scanner: –
  • Face Unlock: Yes
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
  • Voice Control: –

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging: –
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: –
  • Water Resistant: Yes
  • Dust Resistant: Yes
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes


  • Battery: 3,750mAh non removable Li-Po battery
  • Talktime: –
  • Standby Time: –
  • Fast Charging: Yes

Where to buy Huawei Nova 3


Kindly air your views about this smartphone in the comments.

More on Huawei Phones:

Adekunle Diamond
Adekunle Diamond
Content Writer. Smartphone Enthusiast. Music Lover. Avid Football Supporter. Marvel Cinematic Universe Fan!!!


    • It should be between 180k – 220k… You can buy on Jumia, here is a link to the product page. I’ve streamlined for the best prices available.

      Take note: AliExpress sells this device for less the price you get on Jumia, it sells for about 150k (plus shipping), here is a link. However, the downside is, you have to wait for about a month to get your item.

Hey fam, don't go without a reply!

- Advertisment -

Latest Posts

- Advertisment -
- Advertisment -