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Huawei Nova 2 Lite: You can be a superstar for less, but why would you?

March 15, 2018 11:07 AM
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The Nova 2 Lite is marketed at those who like to take selfies. — SoyaCincau picKUALA LUMPUR, March 15 — Obviously, being a superstar is something many aspire to be. But the problem is that not everyone can afford to shell out more than RM1,000 to become a proper nova superstar with the Huawei Nova 2i. Thankfully, the company knows that too and today they launched the more affordable Huawei Nova 2 Lite so everyone can be a superstar.

Much like its more expensive sibling, the Nova 2 Lite will be focused primarily on those who prefer taking pictures of their face and occasionally the things around them.

To do that it has a dual camera setup at the back featuring a 13MP main sensor with a 2MP secondary sensor for depth-of-field effects, aka bokeh. In front, you’re getting an 8MP f/2.0 aperture selfie shooter. These camera specs are not quite to the level of the Nova 2i with its over-the-top quad camera setup, but they do say that good photos come from the photographer not the camera.

Nevertheless, these watered-down camera setup and overall spec sheet are to be expected because the Nova 2 Lite is more affordable than the Nova 2i, coming in at just RM799.

While Nova 2 Lite also sports similarly sized 5.99″ 18:9 aspect ratio display, this time it’s only pushing a resolution of 1440×720 pixels, also known as HD+, instead of the 2160×1080 Full HD+ that the Nova 2i does. Inside, it’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 entry-level octa-core processor that’s mated to 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. If you need more space for your selfies, you can pop in a microSD card for more storage space.

Keeping everything powered is a 3,000 mAh battery. On the software side of things, you’re getting Huawei’s EMUI 8.0 skin that’s built on top of Android 8.0 Oreo.

Huawei’s Nova 2 Lite will come in two colours — a matte black and a glossy blue — and will hit shelves starting March 23. Huawei will also be including a free Huawei travel bag with each purchase while stocks last.


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