Huawei is one of China’s largest technology companies and it is known for making smartphones, smart accessories, TVs, laptops, and other consumer electronics. After the US ban on Huawei, the company has struggled to remain in the global smartphone market but things seem to be getting better now. The Chinese company has been able to release smartphones with some of the latest features available. Huawei has launched the Huawei nova 9 Pro in China as one of the latest additions to the well-known nova series.
The Huawei nova 9 Pro was launched alongside the vanilla Huawei nova 9 and they are Huawei’s latest mid-range smartphones on the market. Being the more premium sibling, the nova 9 Pro comes with a bigger display, a better camera system, and faster charging.
The nova series is known for having some of the best specs at a relatively affordable price and that approach doesn’t change with this phone. The nova 9 Pro is a proper mid-range smartphone that offers great value for money. It comes with a beautiful display, a big battery, blazing fast charging, and a great camera system. When compared to its predecessor that was launched a couple of months ago, you get a better camera, a more powerful processor, and much faster charging.
In this article, I’ll share with you everything you need to know about the Huawei nova 9 Pro, its full specifications, price, and features. Let us get right into it without wasting much of our time.
Huawei nova 9 Pro Key Specs
- 6.72 inches 120Hz OLED display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 4G chipset
- HarmonyOS 2.0
- 8GB of RAM
- 128GB or 256GB of internal storage
- 50MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP quad rear camera
- 32MP + 32MP dual selfie camera
- 4,000 mAh non-removable battery
- 100W super fast charging support
- 4G LTE network support
Design and Body
Coming to the design, Huawei does not really change anything much as this phone looks really similar to the nova 8 Pro.
The Huawei nova 9 Pro comes in a nice body that is made out of glass and aluminum with the latter being on the frame and the former being on the rear and front. The phone has a premium look and also feels sleek in the palm. The body has a thickness of 8 mm and comes in at a weight of 186 grams.
On the rear, there is a quad camera setup at the top left with Huawei’s nova branding towards the bottom. The rear panel is curved at the sides which makes it feel good in the hands when you hold it.
On the sides, the power button and volume rockers are situated on the right.
As for color, the phone is available in four different options: Black, Blue, Green, and Violet.
Coming to the display, the Huawei nova 9 Pro sports a large 6.73 inches OLED display that has a resolution of 1236 x 2676 pixels with a 439 PPI density and 19.5 by 9 aspect ratio. The display has a 120Hz refresh rate with a 300Hz touch sampling rate so scrolling and gaming are much smoother.
The display can show up to 1 billion colors and it covers the full DCI P3 wide color gamut. It also has support for HDR10 so it can view high dynamic range content.
The screen is curved at the sides with a pill-like cutout at the top left corner.
Beneath the display, there is an optical fingerprint sensor for biometric authentication.
Processor and Memory
Under the hood, the Huawei nova 9 Pro is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 4G chipset. The octa-core chipset features four Kyro 670 Gold cores clocked at 2.4 GHz and four Kyro 670 Silver cores clocked at 1.8 GHz. The chip is built on a 6nm fabrication process to make it power efficient.
The chipset is paired with the Adreno 642L GPU. To keep the performance at a high level, Huawei added a VC graphene cooling system to this phone to help reduce the temperature.
The processor is coupled with 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM and either 128GB or 256GB of fast UFS storage. Unfortunately, there is no support for storage expansion.
On the software front, the Huawei nova 9 Pro comes running on HarmonyOS 2.0. It was developed by Huawei to be the company’s alternative to Google Android as they can’t access Google Play services.
Coming to the cameras, Huawei made sure this phone is not lacking in terms of hardware as there is a quad rear camera and a dual selfie camera.
The quad rear camera setup features a main camera with a 50MP RYYB sensor alongside an 8MP ultrawide camera and two 2MP macro and depth cameras. It can record videos in up to 4K resolution at 30 fps.
The dual selfie camera features a 32MP main camera and a 32MP ultrawide camera with a 100-degree field of view. The ultrawide camera lets you have more people in one shot. It can also record videos in up to 4K resolution at 30 fps.
Battery and Charging
On the inside, the Huawei nova 9 Pro is backed by a 4,000 mAh non-removable Li-Po battery.
When you need to charge, the phone has support for 100W super fast charging. Huawei says this can take the phone from 0% to 100% in only 20 minutes of charging which is ridiculous. There is support for reverse charging as well so other devices can be charged using the phone.
Network and Connectivity
There is support for 4G LTE networks on the Huawei nova 9 Pro and it has support for the following LTE bands: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 18, 19, 26, 34, 38, 39, 40, & 41.
The phone comes with dual-band Wi-Fi 6 (a/b/g/n/a/6), Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 5.2 (A2DP,LE), GPS (tri-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS, NaviC), and NFC. There is USB-C 2.0 port with OTG support.
Huawei nova 9 Pro Price and Availability
The Huawei nova 9 Pro price starts at $540 (CNY 3,499) and $605 (CNY 3,899) for the baseline 8GB 128GB model and higher end 8GB 256GB model respectively. The phone has only been launched in China and there is no info on global availability.
Huawei nova 9 Pro Full Specifications
Huawei nova 9 Pro
Processor: Qualcomm SM7325 Snapdragon 778G 4G (6 nm)
RAM:128GB 8GB RAM 256GB 8GB RAM
Storage: 128GB 8GB RAM 256GB 8GB RAM
Display: OLED 1B colors HDR10 120Hz
Camera: LED flash panorama HDR
Battery: Li-Po 4000 mAh non-removable
Huawei nova 9 Pro SPECIFICATIONS
technology technologyGSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
2g bands 2g bandsGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
- SIM 1 & SIM 2
3g bands 3g bandsHSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4g bands 4g bands1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 18, 19, 26, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41
speed speedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G
announced announced2021, September 23
status statusAvailable. Released 2021, September 30
dimensions dimensions163.4 x 74.4 x 8 mm (6.43 x 2.93 x 0.31 in)
weight weight186 g (6.56 oz)
sim simDual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
type typeOLED, 1B colors, HDR10, 120Hz
size size6.72 inches, 110.9 cm2 (~91.2% screen-to-body ratio)
resolution resolution1236 x 2676 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~439 ppi density)
os osHarmonyOS 2.0
chipset chipsetQualcomm SM7325 Snapdragon 778G 4G (6 nm)
cpu cpuOcta-core (4x2.4 GHz Kryo 670 & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 670)
gpu gpuAdreno 642L
card slot card slotNo
internal internal128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM
quad quad50 MP, f/1.9, 23mm (wide), PDAF 8 MP, f/2.2, (ultrawide) 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth) 2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
features featuresLED flash, panorama, HDR
video video4K, 1080p, 720p@960fps, gyro-EIS
dual dual32 MP, f/2.0, (wide) 32 MP, f/2.4, 100˚ (ultrawide)
video video4K@30fps, 1080p@30fps, gyro-EIS
35mm jack 35mm jackNo
wlan wlanWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/a/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
bluetooth bluetooth5.2, A2DP, LE
gps gpsYes, with tri-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS, NavIC
usb usbUSB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go
sensors sensorsFingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
type typeLi-Po 4000 mAh, non-removable
charging chargingFast charging 100W, 100% in 20 min (advertised) Reverse charging
colors colorsBlack, Blue, Green, Violet
models modelsRTE-AL00, Hebe-BD00
price priceAbout 460 EUR