Huawei Nova 8i goes official Snapdragon 662 and 66W charging

Huawei is continuously expanding the Nova 8 series. Today, the company launched the fifth device in the Nova 8 series – the Huawei Nova 8i. Let’s have a look at the specifications, features, expected price, and availability of the Huawei Nova 8i in Nepal.

Huawei Nova 8i Overview:

Display and Design

Huawei Nova 8i brings a flat 6.67-inch IPS LCD display with a Full HD+ resolution and a standard 60Hz refresh rate. While other companies like Xiaomi and Samsung are using AMOLED displays with a high refresh rate, it is a disappointing move from Huawei. Besides, the company has provided the latest punch-hole technology for a selfie camera.

Huawei Nova 8i Design and Display

The handset has a circular island that houses a quad-camera setup whereas a LED flash is placed on the top left corner. Its back panel is made up of 4D glass which provides an ultra-wide touch. It is available in three color options: Black, Blue, and Silver.


Moving on, there is a 64MP primary lens leading the quad-camera setup. It has an 8MP ultrawide lens for ultrawide shots. Completing the setup is a pair of 2MP macro and depth units for macro and portrait shots. Moreover, it has a 16MP front-facing camera inside the pill-shaped punch-hole cutout.

Performance and Memory

Under the hood, Huawei Nova 8i packs an old Snapdragon 662 chipset. It is the same chipset used in Poco M3, Redmi 9 Power, and many other devices. The chipset features an eight-core CPU with a maximum frequency of 2.0Ghz and Adreno 610 GPU.

Users can choose between 6GB or 8GB of RAM paired with 128GB of internal storage. Unfortunately, it lacks a MicroSD card slot. Similarly, it runs on Android 10 with EMUI 11 on top.

Rest of the Specs

Backing the phone is a decent 4300mAh battery. It supports 66W fast charging and Huawei claims that it can charge the battery from 0-60% in 17 minutes. Further, the device features a side-mounted fingerprint sensor.

Huawei Nova 8i Specifications:

  • Body: 161.9 x 74.7 x 8.6 mm, 190g
  • Display: 6.67-inch IPS LCD panel
  • Resolution: FHD+ (2376 x 1080 pixels)
  • Refresh Rate: 60Hz
  • Glass Protection: Unspecified
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 (11nm) 
  • CPU: Octa-core (4x 2.0Ghz Kryo 260 Gold & 4x 1.8Ghz Kryo 260 Silver)
  • GPU: Adreno 610
  • RAM: 6/8GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • OS & UI: Android 10, EMUI 11
  • Rear Camera: Quad Cameras
    • Primary: 64MP
    • Ultrawide: 8MP
    • Macro: 2MP
    • Depth: 2MP
  • Front Camera: 16MP with f/2.0
  • Video : Resolutions
    • Rear: 1080p@30fps
    • Front: 1080p@30fps
  • Audio: 3.5mm headphone jack, loudspeaker
  • Security: Fingerprint (Side-Mounted) & Face Unlock (Software-Based)
  • Connectivity: 4G, (dual-band) Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, Type-C 2.0 Port
  • Battery: 4300mAh
  • Charging:
    • Wired: 66W, 60% in 17 min, 100% in 38 min (advertised)
  • IP-Certification: Not Available
  • Color: Black, Blue, Silver

Huawei Nova 8i Price in Nepal and Availability

Huawei Nova 8i is available for pre-order in Malaysia at MYR 1,299 for the 8/128GB variant. We expect the Huawei Nova 8i to start at NPR 34,999 if it launches in Nepal.

Huawei Nova 8iPrice in MalaysiaPrice in Nepal (Expected)
8/128GBMYR 1,299NPR 34,999
  • Meanwhile: Check our video discussing the expected price of Samsung Galaxy F22 with its specifications.
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