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The Huawei Nova 9 and Nova 8i arrive in Spain: official price and availability of Huawei’s new mid-range

Huawei had not launched mobile phones in the Spanish market for a long time. Since the P40 and Mate 40 we have not had new launches in our borders, but now the Chinese firm has announced that, finally, come back to the load. It does so with two terminals already known to have been previously launched in China: the Huawei Nova 9 and the Huawei Nova 8i.

Both are mid-range devices, the first being the most powerful and complete. Terminals can be booked from now and can be purchased from November 2. They will be available for less than 500 euros in both cases. That said, let’s get to know them better.

Technical sheet of the Huawei Nova 9 and Huawei Nova 8i

huawei nova 9

huawei nova 8i

dimensions and weight

160 x 73,7 x 7,77 mm

175 grams

161,85 x 74,7 x 8,58 mm
190 grams


OLED curva de 6.57 pulgadas

FullHD + resolution (2,340 x 1,080 pixels)

120 Hz

300 Hz touch refresh


6.67-inch IPS / LCD

FullHD + resolution (2,376 x 1,080 pixels)


Snapdragon 778G 4G

GPU Adreno 642L

Snapdragon 662

GPU Adreno 610


8 GB

6 GB


128 GB

128 GB

Rear camera

50 MP f / 1.9

Wide angle 8 MP f / 2.2

Depth 2 MP f / 2.4

Macro 2 MP f/2.4

64 MP f / 1.9
Wide angle 8 MP f / 2.4 120º
Depth 2 MP depth f / 2.4

Macro 2 MP f/2.4

front camera

32 MP f / 2.0

16 MP f / 2.0


4.300 mAh

66W fast charge

4.300 mAh

66W fast charge


Android 11 con EMUI 12

Android 11 con EMUI 12




WiFi 6

Bluetooth 5.2

USB type C



WiFi ac

Bluetooth 5.0

USB type C

GPS, AGPS, Glonass, BeiDou, Galileo


Fingerprint reader under the screen

Super device

Synchronization with other Huawei devices

Side fingerprint reader


449 euros

349 euros

Huawei Nova 8i

Huawei Nova 9: ​​the most powerful

Huawei Nova 9
Huawei Nova 9

The most interesting device of the two that Huawei has brought to our borders is the Huawei Nova 9. It is a premium mid-range device, with a back in stellar blue (iridescent) or black, anti-slip engraving and anti-fingerprint coating that weighs 175 grams and whose thickness remains at 7.77 millimeters.

On the front we have a 6.57-inch curved OLED panel with FullHD + resolution (2,340 x 1,080 pixels) that stands out for having a refresh rate of 120 Hz, 300 Hz of touch sampling and being compatible with HDR10. Huawei has also mentioned that its color accuracy is Delta E <1 (very accurate).

Huawei Nova 9 2
Huawei Nova 9 2

Under the hood we find a Snapdragon 778G 4G processor (remember that Huawei has blocked access to 5G components), 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage. Interestingly, the operating system is Android 11 with EMUI 12 and not HarmonyOS, as you might have expected. For the battery, 4,300 mAh with a 66W fast charge that, according to Huawei, charges the mobile in half in half an hour.

Like other previous models, neither the Nova 9 nor the Nova 8i have the Google application ecosystem

Finally, and in relation to photography, we find a main sensor of 50 megapixels with RYYB sensor (which according to Huawei is more sensitive to light), an eight megapixel wide angle, a macro and a depth sensor, both of two megapixels. The front camera consists of a 32 megapixel sensor of which it should be noted that it records in 4K resolution.

Huawei Nova 8i: fast top-up charging

Huawei Nova 8i
Huawei Nova 8i

The other device that Huawei has brought to Spain is the new 8i. It is a much more modest terminal than the previous one. This has a simple rear, but with a camera module reminiscent of the Mate 40. It is circular, generous in size and with four lenses that we will talk about later. The back will be available in pink silver and black.

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On the front we find a 6.67 inch IPS / LCD screen (somewhat smaller than the Nova 9) and more basic. Its resolution is FullHD +, but its refresh rate stays at 60 Hz. What the company has implemented is a touch sampling system of up to 180 Hz.

Huawei Nova 8i 2
Huawei Nova 8i 2

The engine is made up of a Snapdragon 662 processor (launched in January 2020), 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage, this being the only version available. The battery is 4,300 mAh and its fast charge is, like that of the Nova 9, of 66W. The operating system is also the same, Android 11 with EMUI 12 and not HarmonyOS.

We close with the camera. Like the Nova 9, this terminal incorporates four rear cameras, but this time captained by a 64 megapixel sensor. The others are a wide-angle, a macro, and an eight-, two-, and two-megapixel depth sensor, respectively. The front camera also has lower resolution than the Nova 9, being 16 megapixels instead of 32.

Price and availability of the Huawei Nova 9 and Huawei Nova 8i

Huawei Nova 2
Huawei Nova 2

The Huawei Nova 9 It will be available in stellar blue and black in a single 8/128 GB version for 449 euros. Those who reserve it will get a free Huawei FreeBuds Pro.

The Huawei Nova 8iFor its part, it will arrive in silver pink and black in a single 6/128 GB version. Its price is 349 euros and those who reserve it will get a FreeBuds 4i at no additional cost.

The pre-purchase of both terminals begins on October 21 and will go on sale next November 2.

Huawei Nova 9

Huawei Nova 8i