Huawei Nova 6Source: Huawei

What you need to know

  • Huawei today launched three new Nova series smartphones: Nova 6 5G, Nova 6, and Nova 6SE.
  • The flagship Nova 6 5G is powered by the Kirin 990 chipset and has an oval-shaped hole-punch cutout with two selfie cameras.
  • All the three new Nova 6 series phones will go on sale in China starting December 12.

Huawei today introduced the latest additions to its Nova line of smartphones, the all-new Nova 6 series. The Nova 6 lineup includes the flagship Nova 6 5G, the standard Nova 6, and the mid-range Nova 6SE.

Huawei's new Nova 6 5G comes with a 6.57-inch FHD+ AMOLED display featuring an oval-shaped hole-punch cutout on the top left corner. Housed within the cutout is a 32MP main sensor and an 8MP ultra-wide sensor. Powering the 5G-enabled smartphone is HiSilicon's latest Kirin 990 5G chipset, paired with 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB storage.

At the back of the phone is a triple camera setup with a 40MP main lens, an 8MP telephoto lens with optical image stabilization, and an 8MP ultrawide snapper. The phone packs a large 4,200mAh battery and supports 40W fast charging. Huawei Nova 6 is identical to the Nova 6 5G in most areas, except for lacking 5G connectivity and a smaller 4,100mAh battery. Both phones run on the latest Android 10 OS with Huawei's EMUI 10 skin on top.

Shop some of Black Friday's best deals from around the web NOW!

The mid-range Nova 6SE has a 6.4-inch FHD+ display with a hole-punch cutout housing a single 16MP selfie camera. It runs on a Kirin 810 chipset, clubbed with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. On the back of the Nova 6SE is a quad camera setup with a 48MP main lens, an 8MP ultrawide lens, 2MP depth sensor, and a 2MP macro lens. The mid-range phone also features a 4,200mAh battery with 40W fast charging and a side-mounted fingerprint sensor like the other two Nova 6 phones.

Nova 6SESource: Huawei

Huawei Nova 6 5G starts at 3,799 yuan ($540) in China and goes up to 4,199 yuan ($595). On the other hand, the standard Nova 6 is priced at 3,199 yuan ($454). Both phones are now available for pre-order in the country and will be available for purchase from December 12. The mid-range Nova 6SE, which will retail for 2,199 yuan ($315), will also go on sale in China on the same day. Huawei hasn't announced any plans of launching the Nova 6 series phones outside China just yet.

Huawei Mate 30 Pro review: The best phone you shouldn't buy