The Huawei Nova series is an interesting product line. Half flagship, half midrange, it embodies the shifting nature of the Android market away from expensive, highly-subsidized phones.
After debuting at IFA earlier this month, the Nova and its larger Nova Plus counterpart is coming to Europe in early October, and now we're learning that the larger model will come to Canada, too.
Huawei Canada has announced that the 5.5-inch Nova Plus will arrive in Canada on October 18, going on sale at Rogers, Fido, and Virgin Mobile for an undisclosed price. The phone, which features a 5.5-inch 1080p display, a Snapdragon 625 SoC, 3GB of RAM, a 16MP rear camera sensor with OIS, and a large 3,340mAh battery, retails for €429 across the pond, so you can expect a similar price in Canadian dollars when it arrives later next month.
I admit to being pretty excited to see more higher-quality Huawei devices in Canada after the awful GR5, which was a rebranded Honor 5X. Based on Alex's review, it seems that the hardware is pretty solid, and the only imcumbrance is the EMUI 4.1 software, which while based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, purposefully branches away from several elements of Android so compelling.
Are you interested in the Huawei Nova Plus? Let us know in the comments!