Huawei Nova 7i: Full specs, pre-order freebies, and our fave features

True to its name, it seems that the new Huawei Nova 7i is going to be a real star and scene-stealer this season with its fashionable look and high-spec functions. Just one look at its design – the Sakura Pink color to be exact, and the quad-camera setup was enough to keep us hooked as the specs were explained during the product launch last Tuesday (March 10, 2020) via Huawei Philippines’ YouTube Channel.

As a millennial, here are some features that I think you’d also find useful in the Nova 7i – the latest addition to Huawei’s Nova series:

  • Camera Features: Although the Nova 7i doesn’t have a Leica camera (unlike the P30 Pro), it still has 4 lenses that are good enough for ultra-wide angle, macro, and bokeh shots. It also has a built-in handheld Super Night Mode to help us take clear photos even under sparse lighting.
  • AI Video Editor: An aspiring vlogger or filmmaker’s dream-come-true! Using this editor, you can already add background music, art, and even pop-up images in your video on the spot. It also has an AI Body Shaping function for those who want to alter certain parts of their body while taking a video.
  • Fingerpint sensor at the SIDE of the phone: Fingerprint sensors at the back and on the screen of a phone were never really my thing, so I can already imagine how easy it would be to unlock our mobile from the sides. For the Nova 7i specifically, unlocking will only take 0.25 seconds from the moment that your finger touches the sensor.
  • Fashion and gaming combined: Games are for women, too! This fashionable Nova 7i has a Kirin 810 with GPU Turbo 3.0 that is great for games like Arena of Valor, PUBG, or even Mobile Legends.


Dimensions 159.2mm (H) x 76.3mm (W) x 8.7mm (D)
Weight 183g
Display 6.4” LTPS screen, 1080 x 2310 resolution
Processor Kirin 810 chipset, Mali-G52 GPU
CPU 2 * Cortex A76 Based 2.27GHz + 6 * Cortex-A55 1.88GHz
Operating System EMUI 10.0.1 (based on Android 10)
Memory 8GB RAM + 128GB storage, expandable up to 256GB (sold separately)
External Memory Support Nano Memory Card, supports exFAT and FAT32 format
Rear Camera Quad camera:
48MP (wide angle lens) + 8MP (ultra wide angle lens) + 2MP (macro lens) + 2MP (bokeh lens)
Front Camera 16MP
Video 3gp//mp4
Audio Mp3//mp4//3gp//ogg//amr//aac//flac//wav//midi
Sensors Gravity Sensor, Fingerprint Sensor, Compass Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor
Battery 4200 mAh
Charging 40W HUAWEI SuperCharge
Colors Sakura Pink, Crush Green, Midnight black
In the Box Phone, Charger, Type-C Cable, Earphones, TPU Protective Case, Quick Start Guide, Eject Tool, Warranty Card


If you think this is the phone for you, I highly suggest that you pre-order in order to get more than what you’ll pay for. Nova 7i pre-orders (SRP Php13,990) at Lazada and Shopee only require a Php 500 deposit between March 12 to 18, 2020. Remaining amount should be settled from March 23 to 24. You can also pre-order via Huawei Experience Stores and other partner retailers from March 14 to 20.

First few pre-orders will receive freebies worth Php 8,669 in total such as Freebuds lite, Band 4e, a small fan, and a colorful speaker. Freebies are available until supplies last. Plus, the first 20 customers can enjoy 50% cashback vouchers!

In addition to Freebuds Lite (available colors may vary), customers also get 50GB of Huawei cloud storage for 3 months and a GMovies voucher worth Php 100. All in all, freebies are worth Php 5,200!

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