Huawei Nova 12 launched with new Kirin 8000 4G SoC

Huawei Nova 12
Huawei Nova 12

Since the Huawei Nova 12 series was officially launched, there have been numerous reports about it. Finally, the smartphone lineup is available. And it appears that the majority of the series’ news was accurate. However, the Kirin 8000 is the main attraction of this launch.

For those who are curious, Huawei created waves after releasing the Mate 60 series with the Kirin 9000S processor. After three years of US sanctions, this was Huawei’s first SOC. As a result, the Huawei Nova 12 Kirin 8000 signals yet another push from the Chinese conglomerate. The Kirin 8000, unlike the Kirin 9000S, does not support 5G.

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Key Features of Huawei Nova 12

Huawei Nova 12
Huawei Nova 12

Even though the Huawei Nova 12 is the entry-level model in the series, it has some impressive specifications. On the front, for example, there is a huge 6.7-inch OLED screen. It has an FHD+ resolution and a refresh rate of 120 Hz. With its thin bezels, this screen has the potential to provide a really immersive viewing experience.

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The Huawei Nova 12 is powered by the new Kirin 8000 processor. As previously stated, it is a 4G chipset with a ‘1 + 3 + 4’ core configuration. The GPU is a Mali G610, and it is paired with 8 GB of RAM. In terms of storage, the device can be ordered with up to 512 GB of memory.

The Nova 12’s internals are powered by a 4600 mAh battery. It can charge at 100 watts, which should allow the smartphone to charge quickly from 0% to 100%. In terms of camera configuration, the Huawei Nova 12 has a triple camera configuration on the rear. The device’s primary camera is a 50 MP shooter.

It has a macro sensor as well as an 8 MP ultra-wide shooter. While the Ultra model has a variable aperture, this setup’s primary sensor has a fixed f/1.9 aperture. The Huawei Nova 12 includes a 60 MP ultra-wide selfie sensor on the front, which is contained in a centered hole punch.

The Nova 12 also comes with an in-display fingerprint sensor, NFC, dual SIM compatibility, Bluetooth 5.2, and laser autofocus.

About the New Kirin 8000 Chipset
Details regarding the new Kirin 8000 SoC are still scarce. After all, the smartphone has just made its debut. But, according to WHYLAB, the Kirin 8000 inside the Huawei Nova 12 features a ‘1 + 3 + 4’ core configuration with 4 low-power cores in the last cluster. The first four cores are TaiShan cores. But they are clustered differently, with different core clocks.

According to WHYLAB, the first TaiShan core runs at 2.4 GHz, while the second cluster with three TaiShan cores runs at 2.18 GHz. The clock speed of the low-power cores, on the other hand, is 1.84 GHz. WHYLAB supplied this knowledge by delving into the device’s hardware. WHYLAB’s image is included below for your viewing pleasure.

Huawei Nova 12 Pricing and Availability

The Huawei Nova 12 is available in three different colors: black, gray, and blue. There are two storage options available: 256 GB and 512 GB. The 256 GB model costs CNY2999, which is about $420. The 512 GB version, on the other hand, costs CNY3399, which is around $560.

However, the Nova 12 is currently available for pre-order in China. Open sales will begin on January 5th, 2019. In addition, the device should be available in international markets soon.


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