As we look back on the year’s greatest smartphones, one stands out from the rest as a brilliant all-rounder: the Huawei Nova 9, the brand new flagship Nova device.
Here are six reasons why this gadget is one of the most covetable smartphones around:
1. A gorgeous look and feel
Sleek, elegant and lightweight, the Huawei Nova 9 is just 7.77mm thick and weighs a mere 175g so it'll fit comfortably in your hand — and your designer handbag. It's available in two colours: starry blue and black.
2. Brilliant for streaming and scrolling social media
The Huawei Nova 9's 6.57″ curved display is capable of rendering over 1-billion colours, bringing whatever shows you're streaming to life in vivid detail, while its speedy refresh rate of up to 120Hz allows for buttery-smooth scrolling through your social media feeds.
3. Next-level photography
In a first for the Nova series, this chic smartphone features Huawei’s powerful AI quad rear camera system that includes a 50MP ultra-vision main camera, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera, a macro camera and a 2MP depth camera.
Features such as the RYYB colour filter array and XD Fusion Engine features help this camera system to capture more light, which makes for brilliant night shots and enhances the details so your photographs look sharp and professional every time.
The front camera is nothing to scoff at, either. Fitted with a large sensor, the 32MP selfie camera has everything it needs to capture you at your best.
4. Great vlogging features
The Nova 9's front camera supports 4K video capture and features AI image stabilisation, which means you can film yourself talking to the camera without having to worry that the footage will look shaky or be out of focus.
To seamlessly capture the world around you in a single video, it boasts a continuous front/rear recording feature that lets you effortlessly switch between the front and rear cameras.
You can also use both cameras at the same time with the dual-view video-recording feature, allowing you to film all the action and your reaction to it simultaneously — no editing needed.
5. A long-lasting, fast-charging battery
With the Huawei Nova 9, your phone's battery life and charging worries are a thing of the past. It's equipped with a large 4300mAh battery that offers hours and hours of uninterrupted use.
And it supports 66W Huawei SuperCharge, which means it takes only 18 minutes to charge to 60% and 38 minutes to charge to 100%.
6. Super Device features
Controlling multiple devices at once is simple and seamless thanks to the Nova 9's Super Device features. The Device+ tab in the control panel allows you to control or set up multi-device collaboration with other gadgets such as Huawei's Vision, FreeBuds, MatePad and MateBook.
With the distributed file system, this smartphone can also function as a wirelessly connected external storage unit for your PC, enabling you to access the files you want more easily than before.
The Huawei Nova 9 is priced at R12,999. Purchase it online at the Huawei store and you’ll receive a complimentary pair of Huawei FreeLace wireless earphones worth R1,499. Ts & Cs apply.
*This article was paid for by Huawei.